Harnessing data in motion with Kafka is a worthwhile but costly endeavor for most businesses. Even on the smallest of projects, the time and resources required to provision and manage Kafka internally can put a strain on your teams and your budget.
By outsourcing Kafka infrastructure and operations to a fully managed service like Confluent Cloud, you free up your best people to focus on more critical projects and save you money. Confluent Cloud customers see an average reduction in their Kafka TCO of up to 60%.
Many vendors claim lower cost of ownership or higher return on investment from their software, but it’s important to know the details of the calculations and assumptions that lead them to such claims. This whitepaper provides answers to these questions as they relate to Confluent Cloud. Our approach to total cost of ownership and return on investment is clearly explained, we provide explicit examples from our customers and we share lessons learned from our experience.