Deliver more engaging customer experiences

React to events in real time to deliver responsive and personalized customer experiences

Built on open source Apache Kafka, IBM Event Streams is an event-streaming platform that helps you build smart applications that can react to events as they happen. IBM Event Streams is based on years of operational expertise IBM has gained from running Apache Kafka event streams for enterprises. This expertise makes Event Streams ideal for mission-critical workloads.

Why IBM Event Streams

Connectivity to enterprise systems

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With connectors to a wide range of core systems and a scalable REST API, you can extend the reach of your existing enterprise assets.

Enterprise-grade deployment and operations

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Take advantage of rich security and geo-replication for disaster recovery. Benefit from IBM's productivity tools and use the CLI to enforce best practices.

Access to 24x7 IBM Support and to event-driven architecture expertise

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See the award winning UI

The IBM Cloud, Data and AI design team is excited to announce that Event Streams has been recognized in the 2019 Indigo Design Awards.  The award called out UX, Interface & navigation as well as Interactive Design.

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A trusted Kafka offering

IBM has years of experience running Apache Kafka for clients.

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Use cases

Create adaptive solutions

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Use streams of data to build responsive, engaging user experiences.

Facilitate machine learning

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Use events to move from batch processing to real-time and predictive analytics.

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Connect and engage

Schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Apache Kafka experts, who have the knowledge to help you choose the best option to meet your technology needs.