Notch joins Confluent Partner Program



Notch is pleased to announce that we have joined the Confluent Consulting and SI Partner Program. The Confluent Platform, with Apache™ Kafka™ at it’s core, has become a critical component in achieving real-time, event-driven architectures at scale. The platform allows organizations to eliminate the latency too often inherent in achieving key insights or taking business critical actions.

“Kafka has been an important component of many of the solutions we build for our clients.” says Paul Hurlocker, CEO of Notch. “Formalizing our partnership with Confluent, the creators of Apache Kafka, will further strengthen our capabilities on this critical platform.” Notch CTO, Matt Der commented “Kafka has served as the basis for companies like LinkedIn and Netflix to become truly data-driven. We are excited about this partnership because the Confluent Platform makes this achievable for a broad range of companies.”

About Confluent

Confluent, founded by the creators of Apache™ Kafka™, enables organizations to harness business value from stream data. The Confluent Platform manages the barrage of stream data and makes it available throughout an organization. It provides various industries, from retail, logistics and manufacturing, to financial services and online social networking, a scalable, unified, real-time data pipeline that enables applications ranging from large volume data integration to big data analysis with Hadoop to real-time stream processing. Backed by Benchmark, Data Collective, Index Ventures and LinkedIn, Confluent is based in Palo Alto. To learn more, please visit

About Notch

Notch is a boutique technology consultancy that has deep roots in helping large enterprises become more agile and startups scale by applying the disruptive business models and technologies that are changing the competitive landscape. Notch offers clients a unique value proposition that combines strategic planning, custom software development, and machine learning expertise. Learn more at