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11 August 2022

Aiven Security Agent for PostgreSQL®

PostgreSQL extensions provide great functionality for users, but they are difficult to provide securely. Aiven has an open source solution to this problem!

James
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Lightweight and blazing-fast Java app using Quarkus and Redis®*

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Aiven finishes the transition away from Elasticsearch: technical details

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04 August 2022

Use Aiven's metadata parser to understand how your data flows

As the number of data assets and related technologies grows, figuring out how they relate gets harder. Find out about a new tool that can give useful insights.

Francesco
03 August 2022

Aiven supports Apache Kafka® 3.2

Aiven now supports the newly released Apache Kafka version 3.2, which comes with a number of enhancements. Read on to find out what it means for you.

Filip
28 July 2022

Write search queries with Python and OpenSearch® to find delicious recipes

Read on to learn how to use OpenSearch® to perform both simple and advanced searches on semi-structured recipe data, and from that produce the perfect menu.

Laysa
21 July 2022

Aiven DevDay: crowd source meets open source

Lego "games" as an ice-breaker, followed by small team collaborative work. It was fun and productive - read on to find out more, with pictures!

Floor
12 July 2022

Why streaming data is essential to empower the ‘Modern Data Stack'

The case for streaming over batch data continues to get stronger. Read on to see how our experience confirms this.

Anton
05 July 2022

Apache Kafka® simply explained

Learning Apache Kafka doesn’t have to be difficult. Read on to get a friendly explanation of the Apache Kafka fundamentals.

Olena
04 July 2022

Aiven for OpenSearch was chosen for GOV.UK [Customer Story]

Aiven for OpenSearch was chosen by the UK Government to run search for its expansive GOV.UK Platform as a Service.

01 July 2022

Leading over the rainbow

As a part of Aiven's Pride partnership, we wanted to talk to our community members and allies. Read about what Pride week means to James Arlen, Aiven's CISO.

James
30 June 2022

Introducing the Aiven sustainability team

Aiven’s Sustainability and Social Impact program is off to a great start! Read our first update to get to know our team and see how things are kicking off.

Uliana
29 June 2022

Are you doing SRE wrong? 4 questions to ask

SRE requires teamwork and planning. Be like Aiven, get it right.

Auri
23 June 2022

Drive Apache Kafka® like a boss with Aiven and Conduktor

Aiven gives a secure, fully managed platform for your Apache Kafka®. Want to be 10x more productive into the bargain? Check out Conduktor.

Andrew
23 June 2022

Highlights from Berlin Buzzwords 2022

Our team was thrilled to be back in person at Berlin Buzzwords 2022. Read on for a recap of our favourites on storing, processing, streaming and searching data.

17 June 2022

Announcing Dynamic Disk Sizing

Book additional storage by yourself in all Aiven services. No need to switch plans!

16 June 2022

Contributing to Aiven's developer documentation

Aiven creates its developer documentation as an open source project, so you too can help! Read on to find out how we use docs-as-code to make this happen.

Floor
09 June 2022

What is Apache Kafka®?

Have you ever been confused by all this talk about kafkas and streaming? Get the basics in this post full of information and resources.

09 June 2022

What is PostgreSQL®?

Join us for a browse about the ins and outs of PostgreSQL® on this page of information and resources.

09 June 2022

What’s coming for Uptime 2022?

Check out this post for the program highlights for Uptime 2022 - the conference on open source data technology in the cloud, organized by Aiven.

Ana
& Floor
08 June 2022

Celebrating our colorful cast

Aiven is going full Pride this year! Read about our initiatives and find out how we're creating a safe, inclusive place for our whole cast.

Sanna
& Uliana
& Auri
25 May 2022

What is Aiven?

Aiven is the company that offers the best data infrastructure platform to the world. Read on to find out more about who we are and what we do.

24 May 2022

Use your own connector with Twitter and Aiven for Apache Kafka®

What if Aiven doesn't provide the Apache Kafka® connector you want? Read on to learn how to use an external connector, to gather Twitter messages into Kafka.

Francesco
17 May 2022

Setting up Django to use Aiven for PostgreSQL®

Django is a fully-featured high-level Python web framework. Read on to see how to get it to store its data in an Aiven for PostgreSQL® database.

Tibs
17 May 2022

4 key risks in moving to the cloud (and how to mitigate, manage and master them)

Moving the data infrastructure of your service or app from an on-prem model into a managed cloud service comes with risks. These ones you can't ignore.

Auri
13 May 2022

5 good questions to ask before migrating your database (and answers too)

Wherever your database migration from on-prem to a managed cloud service starts, the big questions are pretty similar. Start figuring it out right here.

Dewan
11 May 2022

Aiven Sustainability and Social Impact Commitment

Aiven will contribute to stopping climate change and increasing equal access to technology. Read our commitment to find out how.

Emma
05 May 2022

Looking back at Kafka Summit 2022 London

Read on to find out about the best bits of this year's London Kafka Summit, back as an in-person event.

Francesco
14 April 2022

5 hard truths about scaling data intensive applications

Join David Esposito as he gives you the low-down on building data architectures that stand up even under the largest loads.

David
13 April 2022

Open Source Program Office at Aiven: A year later

Aiven's OSPO is now one year old. Find out what OS Engineering Manager Josep Prat and his team have learned about setting up and running the function.

Josep
07 April 2022

The State of Open Source: A FOSS Backstage 2022 Event Report

Learn about the current open source trends discussed at this year's FOSS Backstage.

Ana
& Floor
01 April 2022

Use cases for PostgreSQL®

PostgreSQL® is great for a huge variety of use cases involving data. Find out how Aiven's customers are using it as part of their data architecture.

01 April 2022

(Postgre)SQL concepts and terms

A glossary of terms related to PostgreSQL® and SQL in general.

31 March 2022

Secure your database access with HashiCorp Vault

Static credentials are a potential security risk. Learn how to setup dynamic credentials for your PostgreSQL® database with Hashicorp Vault.

Dewan
21 March 2022

Karapace strengthens schema management

Companies are increasingly turning to Karapace, started by Aiven, as an open source alternative for Confluent Schema Registry and REST API for Apache Kafka®.

Soumya
20 March 2022

Use cases for Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is a great platform that can meet a great variety of use cases. Find out how Aiven's customers are using it to drive results and solve complexity.

20 March 2022

The five Apache Kafka® APIs

A quick intro to Kafka's five APIs.

20 March 2022

Apache Kafka® key concepts

A glossary of terms related to Apache Kafka®

18 March 2022

Kubernetes vs. Terraform

Read a blow-by-blow analysis of two of the heavyweights in world of DevOps: when should you bet on Terraform, and what calls for Kubernetes?

Dewan
14 March 2022

Security updates: Linux® kernel vulnerability

A vulnerability called "Dirty Pipe" (CVE-2022-0847) allows users to increase their access via the page cache. Aiven's CISO writes about our mitigating actions.

James
11 March 2022

What is Karapace?

Apache Kafka® and Karapace together can bring your application to a whole new level. Find out more about the magic that is the schema registry!

Lorna
01 March 2022

Migrate your Elasticsearch client to OpenSearch®

Leaving ES to stay open source? Data migration all planned? Now learn how to migrate your Elasticsearch client to OpenSearch® in Python, Java and Node.js.

Laysa
25 February 2022

The case for managed databases

Should you get your database managed? Discover the real costs and benefits of self-hosted vs. managed databases.

Dewan
24 February 2022

Create trust and value with Aiven

Jason Hepp tells you about how Aiven provides intrinsic trust and value in your organization. Find out what hugging your feet has to do with it!

Jason
23 February 2022

What is MySQL?

MySQL is a traditional open source relational database that goes well with many well-established applications. Find out more about its features and use cases.

Ana
18 February 2022

Introducing the Uptime Developer Conference by Aiven

Uptime Conference in Amsterdam, September 14-15, 2022. Come and meet the open source data community in-person and talk about all things data in the cloud!

Ana
03 February 2022

Database migration with Apache Kafka® and Apache Kafka® Connect

Find out how to use Apache Kafka® to migrate across database technologies while keeping the target continually in sync with the source.

Francesco
28 January 2022

Just plug it in - Aiven & Temporal

Temporal offers a microservice orchestration platform, and Aiven offers data infrastructure. Read why these two are practically made for each other!

Jason
& Andrew
27 January 2022

Introduction to OpenSearch®

OpenSearch is a community-driven and truly open source search and analytics suite. Read on for a high-level look at its capabilities.

Ana
20 January 2022

Quickly developing REST APIs with PostgREST

Setting up an HTTP interface to a database can be a lot of work. Find out how PostgREST makes it quick and simple to provide RESTful access to PostgreSQL®.

Jonatas
13 January 2022

Future PostgreSQL: Improvement to the Replication Protocol

Check out the latest improvement to PostgreSQL replication to which our OSPO team contributed to help solve reliability problems.

Ronan
22 December 2021

Winning with Developer Experience

Set up a Developer Experience team to take care of your developers - and your bottom line. Find out how DEX gives a competitive edge in software development.

Auri
21 December 2021

Start using OpenSearch® with NodeJS

Great search and aggregation features can make a big difference to your application. Read on to see how to use OpenSearch with your NodeJS.

20 December 2021

Security updates: Grafana and Log4j

0day? How about 0december! Aiven's CISO recaps the recent vulnerabilities and what Aiven did about them.

James
16 December 2021

Announcing Apache Cassandra® 4.0

Aiven now supports Apache Cassandra® 4.0. This is the first major version upgrade since Apache Cassandra® 3.0 was released in 2015.

14 December 2021

Explore the new SEARCH and CYCLE features in PostgreSQL® 14

Using recursive queries? Check out the new SEARCH and CYCLE features available in PostgreSQL 14 in this update to an earlier blog post.

Francesco
07 December 2021

Preparing Apache Kafka® for Scala 3

Aiven's OSPO is dealing with migration of Apache Kafka to Scala 3. Find out how they managed!

Josep
02 December 2021

Easy real time streaming insights

Your streaming data is a valuable asset. Find out why you should be hoarding and analyzing it, and how to start building that pipeline.

David
01 December 2021

Cluster for profit

Find out how and, above all, WHY, join us in Cluster, Aiven's program for startups who need their data infrastructure set up right.

Auri
25 November 2021

Aiven supports Apache Kafka® 3.0

Apache Kafka version 3.0 was announced on September 21, 2021, and Aiven already supports it. Find out about the enhancements across the board.

22 November 2021

Why you(r boss) should choose Aiven

Panu Kalliokoski is here to tell you AND your boss why Aiven is the way to go. Feel free to send the link along to the higher-ups in your company!

Panu
18 November 2021

CloudOps: the everyday heroes

Programmers spending their time on tool issues is an old problem. The new solution in town is a separate team that takes care of it for them.

Auri
17 November 2021

An invitation to cluster

Aiven invites startups to our new startup program. Find out why Aiven is helping fresh early-stage startups with discounts and other opportunities.

Auri
16 November 2021

Announcing Aiven for PostgreSQL® 14.0

We have upgraded to the latest PostgreSQL version. And it's great! Read on to find out what changes for you and what you need to do.

15 November 2021

Telegraf drawn to M3DB

Telegraf and its 200+ plugins are great for collecting metrics. But what system downstream can handle input from tens of thousands of Telegraf agents?

Jason
12 November 2021

Why DBAs embrace managed services

Some DBAs object to moving from on-prem (or self-hosted) to managed services. We hear you, but read this post to find out our side of the issue.

Auri
03 November 2021

Optimizing data streaming pipelines: a panel recap

Apache Flink and Apache Kafka go together like foo and bar. Read or listen to panelists Olena Babenko, Francesco Tisiot, and Gyula Fora explain their take.

Ana
01 November 2021

Add Aiven database magic to your Laravel project

Using Laravel? Read about our new way to easily reconfigure your Aiven database connection: connect to any Aiven database and power off any unused ones.

Lorna
29 October 2021

Introduction to event-based programming

In this article, guest blogger Gigi Sayfan explores event-driven programming: its benefits and shortcomings, how it works, and what useful patterns it brings to the table. We’ll also dive into some fun examples.

Gigi
19 October 2021

Raising a unicorn worth $2 billion - another letter from our CEO

Aiven extended its Series C to $160 million, reaching unicorn status. Find out what it means for Aiven and for the future of open source data technologies.

Oskari
18 October 2021

IDC: Aiven's cloud data services bring 340% three year ROI [WHITEPAPER]

IDC wrote a white paper on just how much value Aiven services add for our customers. Read how we did! (Spoiler: we did really well.)

Auri
15 October 2021

How are your microservices talking?

Find out about the challenges of implementing a microservice architecture and see how pub-sub message transmission helps.

Auri
13 October 2021

Manage Apache Kafka® Connect connectors with kcctl

kcctl lets you manage all your Apache Kafka Connect instances in one command line tool, whether on-prem, Aiven, or other clouds. Find out how to use it.

Francesco
11 October 2021

Staying sane in open source

Being part of a community is not always easy. Find out what Aiven is doing to support the individuals who contribute to and maintain open source projects.

Josep
06 October 2021

5 reasons why you should be using MirrorMaker 2.0 for data replication

Replicating data in your Apache Kafka? Good idea! Read the top 5 reasons why you should be doing it with MirrorMaker 2.

Auri
27 September 2021

Announcing Aiven for OpenSearch®

Aiven is happy to announce the newest arrival on the OpenSearch scene! Read more about Aiven for OpenSearch® and how to upgrade from Elasticsearch.

Soumya
16 September 2021

Aiven for PostgreSQL® 13 performance on GCP, AWS and Azure [Benchmark]

Welcome to our latest benchmark figures for Aiven for PostgreSQL on AWS, GCP and MS Azure. Find out how Aiven services perform across clouds.

Eero
13 September 2021

Aiven launches Kubernetes Operator support for PostgreSQL® and Apache Kafka®

Aiven now offers a Kubernetes Operator for some Aiven services. Find out how you can use it to manage your whole service stack.

Jonatas
& Auri
31 August 2021

Solving the knapsack problem in PostgreSQL®

The knapsack problem: how to fit all the items you're most likely to need on holiday? Find out how to use the world's best OS database to help you pack.

Francesco
23 August 2021

Cloud and open source technology help APAC businesses thrive

Rajesh Ajmera from Traveloka and Nitish Jha from Gojek talk about harnessing the power of cloud and open-source technologies to meet business goals in APAC.

18 August 2021

Introduction to event-driven architecture

Goodbye request-response, welcome producers and consumers! Read on to discover event-driven architecture, the best way to build microservice applications.

12 August 2021

Metrics and graphs with M3 and Grafana

Monitoring and graphs go together like milk and coffee. Find out how to use M3 to monitor your systems, and Grafana to make the results easier to understand.

Lorna
09 August 2021

Retail and eCommerce can leverage open source cloud technology

Alex Timlin and Jan Hegewald explore the challenges facing retailers. How can open source cloud can get eCommerce companies started with digital transformation?

04 August 2021

Get started with Apache Superset and PostgreSQL®

Find out how to use Apache Superset to create data visualizations from a PostgreSQL table in an Aiven environment - and use it to drive your business decisions.

Francesco
03 August 2021

The Aiven Museum of Modern Monitoring Art, Part 2

Welcome to more exciting adventures in data land! Join us for another interpretive look at some action-packed monitoring graphs captured in Aiven systems.

22 July 2021

The Aiven Museum of Modern Monitoring Art

Who says monitoring can't be a beautiful thing? Check out this gallery of monitoring graphs depicting actual situations that took place in Aiven systems.

21 July 2021

A developer's first look at M3

M3 is a distributed time series database, ideal for storing the data points from modern applications. Read Lorna Mitchell's first impressions and ideas.

Lorna
15 July 2021

Time series or event data? Get less confused

What is time series data? How can you be sure what kind of data you have? Find out how to tell the difference between time series and event data.

Lorna
13 July 2021

Redis® and the secret of fluctuating reads

Some days are easy. Some days, your throughput falls and you blame poor Redis®*. Find out how a customer learned to love Aiven's new premium plan for Redis.

Jason
& Auri
05 July 2021

Bring Your Own Account to Aiven

You don’t have to marry your data cloud! Not even in regulated industries, not even when you have a good existing cloud provider deal. Find out why.

Auri
23 June 2021

The pursuit of happiness with Python and PostgreSQL®

The world and the data in it are seldom perfect. Read to find out how to clean up the data in your PostgreSQL® database so that it's usable for analysis.

Francesco
22 June 2021

Introducing Aiven for PostgreSQL® change data capture

(Updated) How does PostgreSQL capture changes in data? Read this post for a look at the methods available.

John
& Francesco
& Auri
21 June 2021

Observe your PostgreSQL® metrics with Terraform, InfluxDB and Grafana

Read the latest instalment of the Terraform adventures to find out how to plug PostgreSQL into Grafana and really see what the metrics are saying.

Jonatas
15 June 2021

TIG Stack: Using Telegraf, InfluxDB and Grafana on Aiven

Learn how to set up performance monitoring by using the TIG stack (Telegraf, InfluxDB, Grafana) to visualize the health status of your laptop.