At Confluent, we believe the event streaming platform will be the single most strategic data platform in every modern company. To demonstrate the business value of event streaming, we offer a free-of-charge analysis of your costs of running Apache Kafka® in the public cloud and the potential ROI of utilizing a fully managed service, which has shown Confluent Cloud customers up to a 60% reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Kafka.
Many vendors make claims around their software reducing TCO, or improving ROI. But how do you measure these claims? What are the assumptions? How robust are the estimates? This white paper provides answers to these questions for Confluent Cloud by outlining the model we use, our approach, and a customer example, and shares lessons learned along the way.