Confluent is a stream data platform powered by Apache Kafka and is founded by the team that built Kafka at LinkedIn. The founders went through the process of fully instrumenting everything that happens in a company and making it available as real-time Kafka feeds to all data systems like Hadoop, Search, Newsfeed and so on. At LinkedIn, this platform scaled to hundreds of billions of messages per day covering everything happening in the company. We open-sourced Kafka from it’s very early days, and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a stream data platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.