phData, Inc. Joins Confluent Partner Program to Expand Big Data Solutions

Minneapolis – October 31, 2016 – phData, a big data consulting firm and managed services provider, today announced it has joined the Confluent Partner Program to help drive adoption and implementation of Apache KafkaTM and real-time solutions. Confluent, provider of the first streaming platform based on Apache Kafka, designed the program to enable a rapidly growing community around Apache Kafka and Confluent. It is the largest ecosystem of technology vendors, consulting and system integrators and authorized training partners offering Kafka-based solutions and services.

Confluent Open Source includes Apache Kafka as well as software that extends the capabilities of Kafka and makes it easier to use. Confluent Partner Program members have the opportunity to develop robust data connectivity based on Kafka’s Connect API, easily build stream processing applications with the Kafka Streams API and promote the solutions to customers worldwide.

“By joining the Confluent Partner Program, phData can better serve their customers as they deploy Apache Kafka and operationalize their big data environments,” said Rich Brazeau, director of business development and alliances at Confluent. “We welcome phData and look forward to working together as companies deploy real-time data pipelines and build stream processing applications.”

“It has long been phData’s goal to increase accessibility to data in order to empower better decision making. This partnership with Confluent enables us to deliver on that commitment.” said phData CEO Mac Noland.

“We are thrilled to be partners with Confluent,” stated phData President Brock Noland. “Confluent’s focus on building community and fast real-time streaming solutions makes this partnership a natural fit. It will allow us to more effectively serve our clients in providing a Kafka-based solution in managing their big data.”

About Confluent

Confluent, founded by the creators of open source Apache KafkaTM, provides the streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. Confluent lets 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 and LinkedIn, Confluent is based in Palo Alto, California. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io. Download Apache Kafka and Confluent at www.confluent.io/download.

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