Confluent Platform Components and Benefits
Being a completely free, easy to install solution, Confluent Open Source provides a Kafka plus extra ecosystem with components like the Schema Registry, REST Proxy, client libraries for Python, C/C++, Python, Go, .NET, and additional Kafka connect connectors.
The platform works with Confluent Control Center to manage web-based management, monitoring, alerting, data stream analytics and Kafka Connect configurations. Confluent Enterprise also provides Replicator, a highly-available and multi-datacenter replication mechanism, and Auto Data Balancer, which creates an even workload across the cluster. It also helps to optimize resource utilization and cluster performance, along with highly-available support.