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Confluent announces intent to acquire Immerok

Confluent announces intent to acquire Immerok

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Jay Kreps, Co-Founder and CEO of Confluent

Confluent, a data streaming pioneer, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Immerok. 

Immerok is a leading contributor to Apache Flink, a powerful technology for building stream processing applications and one of the most popular Apache open-source projects. Immerok has developed a cloud-native, fully managed Flink service for customers looking to process data streams at a large scale and deliver real-time analytical insight. 

Immerok leadership includes multiple Flink Project Management Committee members and Committers for the open-source technology and would add extensive stream processing expertise to the Confluent team upon the closing of the transaction. Immerok’s investors have included Cusp Capital, 468 Capital and Cortical Ventures.

With Immerok, Confluent plans to accelerate the launch of a fully managed Flink offering that is compatible with its market-leading managed Kafka service, Confluent Cloud. Thanks to Flink, Kafka Streams and ksqlDB, offerings available natively on Confluent, customers are expected to soon have access to the three leading stream processing tools designed specifically to process and enrich data in real-time.

Jay Kreps, Co-Founder and CEO of Confluent, said: “Our planned acquisition of Immerok will accelerate our ability to bring one of the most popular and powerful stream processing engines directly into Confluent.”

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