Imply Honored With 2023 Confluent Rising Star Partner of the Year Award
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BURLINGAME, Calif. ~ BURLINGAME, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Imply, the company founded by the original creators of Apache Druid®, has been awarded the 2023 Confluent Partner Award. This prestigious recognition is given to partners who have played a crucial role in empowering customers to drive innovation with real-time data.

Imply's ongoing efforts in expanding its partnership with Confluent in FY23 have been recognized, as it lays the foundation for organizations to accelerate the development of real-time analytics applications. These applications are being leveraged by industry-leading and digital-native organizations to interact with data at massive scale, resulting in better product offerings, streamlined operations, and improved customer experiences.

The foundation brings together Imply and Confluent's cloud-managed services for Druid and Apache Kafka®, respectively. This partnership offers developers a seamless experience with features such as real-time analytics on streaming data of any scale, a connector-free experience for ingesting data directly into Imply Polaris (the cloud database service for Druid), and a cloud-native, fully-managed real-time architecture that eliminates production risk and infrastructure management.

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With this integration, organizations can now deliver a simplified experience for analyzing Kafka streams via Druid - the real-time analytics database built for streaming data. This seamless integration of Imply Polaris with Confluent Cloud makes it easier to use real-time data in various industries and use cases including security and fraud analytics, product analytics, IoT/telemetry analytics, and application observability.

John Broad, Vice President of Partners & Alliances at Imply expressed his gratitude for receiving the Confluent Rising Star Partner of the Year Award. He stated that their deepened relationship with Confluent has resulted in better business outcomes for customers who are unlocking the power of leveraging real-time data. He also mentioned their rapid year-over-year growth and looks forward to many more years of success together.

The Connect with Confluent Partner Program provides users with direct access to Confluent Cloud, the cloud-native data streaming platform. With its worldwide partner network, including cloud service providers, systems integrators, and technology companies, Confluent ensures that customers receive the best experience when working with real-time data.

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Imply was selected by Confluent for the Rising Star Partner of the Year (ISV) award, recognizing their significant year-on-year growth. Paul Mac Farland, Vice President of Partner and Innovation Ecosystem at Confluent congratulated Imply for being the Rising Star Partner of the Year for 2023. He also mentioned that together they are accelerating their customers' data-driven ambitions to help them win in the modern digital era.

Imply is thrilled about this achievement and remains committed to driving innovation alongside Confluent for years to come.

To learn more about Imply's integration with Confluent Cloud, visit or sign up for a free trial of Imply Polaris.

About Imply

Imply is on a mission to help developers become the new heroes of analytics. The company offers a complete developer experience for Apache Druid - a real-time analytics database that delivers sub-second queries on streaming and batch data at scale and under load. Founded by Druid's original creators, Imply adds speed and scale to the database with a commercial distribution, flexible cloud deployments, and committer-driven expertise.

Backed by leading investors including Thoma Bravo, a16z and Bessemer Venture Partners, Imply is disrupting the $100B database market with its fast growth trajectory. Some of its notable customers include Atlassian, Reddit, and TrueCar. To learn more about Imply's offerings, please visit:


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