Deloitte Germany and Confluent Announce Strategic Partnership

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Deloitte Germany and Confluent Announce Strategic Partnership

to Deliver Innovative Streaming Platforms and Services

The Deloitte Analytics Institute, center of expertise for Analytics and Big Data, in Berlin, Germany and part of Deloitte Germany, and Confluent, provider of the only streaming platform based on Apache Kafka™, today announced a strategic partnership to offer combined expertise and services along the streaming platforms-specific business case lifecycle. With this partnership, clients will have access to an end-to-end streaming platform for a variety of use cases, including IoT applications and microservices.

BERLIN and PALO ALTO

The Deloitte Analytics Institute provides a combination of Deloitte’s deep domain-specific and cross sector expertise as professional service firm with business development in the field of project-related implementation and the service-related operation of streaming platforms and Confluent provides the streaming platform and best practices, as well as potential offerings based thereon (training, support, licensing models, etc.).

Together, Deloitte and Confluent are cooperating on solving technological, methodological and domain-specific client challenges related to streaming platforms and similar technologies, through joint concept and architecture design, requirements engineering, deep-dive expert exchanges, end-to-end implementations and support, for global German clients from a variety of industries (automotive, finance, insurance, and more).

Deloitte, supported through Confluent experts, is focused on delivering robust real-time data access solutions for measurable business impact and use case enablement (connected cars, real time financial data processing and new, innovative business models, such as pay as you drive insurance models), while Confluent focuses on creating and supporting the most reliable and scalable streaming platform, from concept to continuous usage.

With Confluent Enterprise, companies experience an out-of-the-box, production-ready streaming platform that contains all of Kafka™’s capabilities and enhances them with integrated, tested and packaged features that make architecting and managing large scale streaming environments easier to operate and more reliable.

To further develop the field, Deloitte and Confluent are working together to establish a Streaming Center of Competence within the Deloitte Analytics Institute in Berlin, that will allow for deep dive sessions with clients to workshop streaming use cases, architectures and know-how transfers. This will supply an environment to upskill Deloitte technology experts and clients alike.

About the Deloitte Analytics Institute

The Deloitte Analytics Institute is a service line of Deloitte Consulting GmbH, a subsidiary of Deloitte Germany. Deloitte Germany is a member of the global Deloitte affiliate network, one of the largest professional service firms worldwide. Deloitte's service portfolio includes a globally proven and comprehensive Big Data and Advanced Analytics expertise, providing both global and local access to scalability and operation of Big Data infrastructures, cross-industry (automotive, manufacturing) and cross functions (strategy, finance, legal).

Learn more at www.analytics-institute.de

About Confluent

Confluent, founded by the creators of open source Apache KafkaTM, provides the only streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. Confluent Enterprise empowers leaders in industries such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology and media, move data from isolated systems into a real-time data pipeline where they can act on it immediately. Backed by Benchmark, Data Collective, Index Ventures, LinkedIn and Sequoia, Confluent is based in Palo Alto, California.

To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io. Download Apache Kafka and Confluent Open Source at www.confluent.io/download.

Apache, Apache Kafka and Kafka are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation. All other marks used are the property of their respective owners.

Your Contacts

Amadeus Tunis
Senior Manager | Deloitte Analytics Institute
atunis@deloitte.de

Rich Brazeau
Dir. Business Development & Alliances | Confluent, Inc.
rich@confluent.io

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