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05 August 2020

The top requirements for building performant real-time applications

Olivier de Garrigues from Lenses.io outlines a few things that engineering teams should consider when building and launching real-time apps — particularly in our world of fierce, fast innovation.

Olivier de GarriguesHead of Alliances at Lenses.io
22 July 2020|By Michael Halyk

AWS Transit Gateway now available for Aiven

13 July 2020|By Michael Halyk

Aiven now integrates with AWS CloudWatch and Google Cloud Logging

08 July 2020

Aiven launches Karapace for Kafka Schema and cluster management

Karapace is the only open-source, drop-in alternative to Schema Registry and Kafka REST. Available starting today, find out more about our latest open-source contribution in this post.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
24 June 2020

Aiven now offers Kafka MirrorMaker 2.0 as a service

Aiven now supports MirrorMaker 2.0 as a service. We'll outline some of the advantages that MirrorMaker 2.0 has over the original MirrorMaker. Spoiler: The difference is night and day.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
24 June 2020

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

With MirrorMaker 2.0 now available as a service on Aiven, we outline 5 reasons why you should use it for data replication.

Michael HalykContent Marketing Manager at Aiven
18 June 2020

Managing projects just got easier in Aiven

Our user community has spoken! You wanted better account management features for larger companies - so we developed them. These features are available starting today.

Michael HalykContent Marketing Manager at Aiven
17 June 2020

Aiven joins forces with Slush to define the future of entrepreneurship

At the beginning of this new decade, entrepreneurship is ripe for redefinition. Together with Slush, we set out to see what the future holds for the startup community.

Michael HalykContent Marketing Manager at Aiven
11 June 2020

Aiven's next Cloud Chats webinar is 'Apache Kafka 101: The Why, What, and How'

Join us on June 17th at 3 p.m. CEST/9 a.m. EDT for our webinar where we cover all things Kafka. Hosted by our very own John Hammink and Chris Gwilliams.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
15 May 2020

Caching with Aiven for Redis and Express.js

A quick mention of Redis and its use cases, with a tutorial to using Redis to cache data when using Node.js

Chris GwilliamsSolutions Architect at Aiven
05 May 2020

Apache Kafka 2.5 now available on Aiven

The latest edition of Apache Kafka, 2.5, is now available on Aiven as a managed service. Find out what they are and how to get it.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
28 April 2020

You can now view Apache Kafka messages live in the Aiven Console

Viewing Kafka messages live from the Aiven Console provides a host of benefits. Find out what they are and how to set it up in this post.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
20 April 2020

An introduction to PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a flexible, open-source object-relational database management system with features meant for everything from single machines to data warehouses. We look at its ins and outs, and how to get it as a managed service from Aiven.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
15 April 2020

PostgreSQL 12 performance on in GCP and AWS [Benchmark]

In our latest benchmark, we look at Aiven for PostgreSQL version 12 plan performance between Amazon Web Service and Google Cloud Platform in terms of transactions per second and cost.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
06 April 2020

Aiven adds SOC2 Type II to list of standards

While SOC2 Type I is an entry-point, SOC2 Type II ensures that you're continuing to do what is needed. Find out what this means for Aiven customers in this latest post.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
26 March 2020

Aiven expands Elasticsearch plan sizes and lowers costs

You can now run larger Elasticsearch workloads out of the box at lower cost. Read this post to find out more about our new plan sizes and pricing.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
10 March 2020

Aiven is now available in AWS Marketplace

To simplify our customers' procurement and accounting processes, we decided to offer Aiven services in AWS Marketplace. Find out which service we started with and how to get started in this post.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
21 February 2020

NetSpyGlass simplifies and scales network monitoring with Aiven for Postgres and Kafka [Case Study]

Find out Aiven reduces NetSpyGlass's operational burden, allowing them to shorten their innovation cycle and improve service design.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
10 February 2020

An introduction to Redis

Redis is an in-memory, single-threaded, open-source, NoSQL datastore. We take a look at all of its ins and outs in and how to get it as a managed service with Aiven.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
03 February 2020

Adeo takes development speed to new level with Aiven [Case Study]

Find out how and why the third largest global player in the home improvement market use Aiven.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
10 January 2020

Where to meet us in the spring of 2020

We're upping the ante this spring with 13 events across the world. Check out our schedule to see where you can meet us!

Laura TiensuuMarketing Specialist at Aiven
23 December 2019

Managed Apache Kafka 2.4 now available on Aiven

You can now get Apache Kafka 2.4 as a managed service on Aiven. Find out what the latest features are and how to get it in this post.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
16 December 2019

How to build a data pipeline with StreamSets and Aiven

It used to take months to design and build a data pipeline. Now you can do it in minutes with open source tools and Aiven managed services.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
02 December 2019

DBAs shouldn't be afraid of managed services

DBAs have raised a lot of objections about moving from on-prem (or self-hosted) to using managed services. In this post, we address each in turn.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
15 November 2019

Aiven supports managed PostgreSQL 12

PostgreSQL 12 is now available on Aiven. Find out how it'll greatly improve space usage and partitioning, and how you can access it today!

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
29 October 2019

Aiven to release M3 as a service

Aiven will be among the first to offer M3 time-series as a hosted, managed service.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
23 October 2019

Introducing Aiven for PostgreSQL Change Data Capture

In this post, we look at various methods of change data capture available via PostgreSQL. We'll also look at the methods Aiven supports.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
10 October 2019

Aiven adds SOC 2 to list of security standards

By achieving SOC 2 status, Aiven further demonstrates dedication to data assurance. Learn more about why this important in our latest post.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
07 October 2019

Aiven supports SAML login

Customers can now include their Aiven projects in their SAML authentication workflows; find out how to implement it in the Aiven platform.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
18 September 2019

Care to join us this 2019 fall and winter?

With 10 events this fall and winter, you’ll have unprecedented access to the Aiven team. Check out our event list, mark your calendars, and see you soon.

Prem NallasivampillaiHead of Customer Success at Aiven
11 September 2019

Aiven now provides Kafka Connect as separate service

With Kafka Connect as a Service, you can remove resource competition from your primary clusters, find out how.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
12 August 2019

An Introduction to Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a full-featured, open source, scalable, extremely low-latency document store and search engine library that supports real-time analytics. In this post, we'll take a high-level look at it's capabilities.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
31 July 2019

Easily migrate your Cassandra data into Aiven with sstableloader

You can now simply and quickly migrate your external Apache Cassandra data into Aiven using sstableloader; learn about the specifics in this post.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
22 July 2019

An introduction to Apache Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is a popular wide column data store that can quickly ingest and process massive amounts of data. We'll cover the high and the low in this introduction.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
08 July 2019

The data continuum, examined.

To know which data store is best for your data, it's helpful to understand where your data lies on the continuum of structured to unstructured data.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
24 June 2019

Aiven Kafka now supports SASL authentication

Aiven Kafka users can now enable SASL authentication between their applications and Aiven Kafka; find out more about it in this post.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
04 June 2019

External Elasticsearch logging output now supported by Aiven

Aiven customers now send their service logs to external Elasticsearch services; find out more about it in this post.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
30 May 2019

Command line magic with the Aiven CLI

Got bash, grep, cat and wc and want the the simplest commands to select, run and administer your Aiven services? Learn how.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
27 May 2019

Introducing MyHoard, your solution to MySQL backups and restoration

Getting the details just right to fully automate MySQL backups isn't simple. Find out how we accomplished it with our Open Source tool, MyHoard.

Rauli IkonenStaff Software Engineer at Aiven
17 May 2019

5 best practices for cloud database management

Check out this blog post from our guest writer, Gilad David Maayan, covering 5 best practices for cloud database management.

Gilad David MaayanGuest writer
13 May 2019

Aiven is HIPAA compliant

Aiven is HIPAA, a US health care standard, compliant. Find out more about what it means in our latest post.

Prem NallasivampillaiHead of Customer Success at Aiven
08 May 2019

Aiven preparing for SOC 2 compliance

Aiven is on the road to achieving SOC 2 compliance within a few months; read this to learn more.

Prem NallasivampillaiHead of Customer Success at Aiven
07 May 2019

Data streaming made easy with Apache Kafka

In this post, we briefly go over the pub / sub model and provide a simple example of setting up a Kafka stream with an ibeacon.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
30 April 2019

Syslog output supported on the Aiven platform

Aiven customers now have a third way to get their service logs; find out more about it in this post.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
25 April 2019

A data architecture for over 1 million OVO smart meters [Case Study]

Over 1 million smart meters require a robust and reliable data architecture; find out why OVO chose to build it on Aiven.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
21 April 2019

Aiven open sources Google Cloud Storage Kafka connector

Aiven's latest open source connector allows you stream Kafka data to GCS, read this post to learn more about it.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
15 April 2019

Kafka 2.2 now available on Aiven

Kafka's latest version is now available on Aiven; find out a little more about it in our latest post.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
02 April 2019

Paf chooses Aiven Kafka to reduce complexity [Case Study]

Find out why Paf trusts Aiven Kafka to help make sure that their data architecture is open and easily interfaceable.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
20 March 2019

Benchmarking Kafka write throughput performance [2019 UPDATE]

It's been a long time coming, but we've now have updated write throughput kafka benchmark numbers and a few extras surprises.

Heikki NousiainenChief Technology Officer at Aiven
20 March 2019

Aiven MySQL now ready for preview [UPDATE]

Aiven MySQL marks our 8th service on the platform, check out this post to see why we added it and how to launch your first cluster!

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
14 March 2019

Aiven now supports GCP Zurich

GCP Zurich rounds our region count out at 80. Check this post out to get a quick rundown of our newest region.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
08 March 2019

Aiven now supports Google OAuth SSO

We're excited to announce that Aiven now supports Google Oauth SSO. Check out this post to get more information on why this is important.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
20 February 2019

How are your microservices talking?

In this post, we take a look at the challenges of refactoring SOAs to MSAs, in light of different communication types between microservices

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
23 January 2019

An introduction to Apache Kafka

In this post, we discuss earlier messaging attempts and demystify Apache Kafka by introducing its concepts and use cases.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
08 January 2019

Coming soon: MySQL on Aiven

MySQL is the next database engine to be launched on Aiven.

Oskari SaarenmaaChief Executive Officer at Aiven
18 December 2018

Aiven statement on license changes for the Confluent Platform

Aiven is committed to an open source platform, users not affected by recent license changes by other vendors.

Heikki NousiainenChief Technology Officer at Aiven
04 December 2018

Get Apache Kafka 2.1 on Aiven

Apache Kafka 2.1 is now available on Aiven with even more performance thanks to some key updates. Find out what they are here.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
28 November 2018

Prometheus can now be integrated with Aiven

Prometheus is a popular open-source monitoring and alerting toolkit that can now be integrated with Aiven. Learn the ins and outs here.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
23 November 2018

The future of data pipelines

The one theme that underlies all future data pipelines will be handling massive scale. Read this post to find the specifics.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
08 November 2018

Aiven Cassandra is now generally available

Aiven Cassandra is now generally available. Read this to see how it sets the foundation for building your data architecture with Aiven.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
05 November 2018

PostgreSQL 11 now generally available on Aiven

PostgreSQL 11 is now available on the Aiven platform. Read our latest post to find out what changes have been made to PG 11.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
01 November 2018

PostgreSQL major version in-place upgrades supported on Aiven

Now, Aiven users can perform PostgreSQL in-place major version upgrades in 60 seconds or less. Learn more in the latest blog post.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
29 October 2018

Comcast Xfinity Home and Aiven Kafka [Case Study]

Find out why Comcast Xfinity Home decided to go with Aiven Kafka to handle its most critical workflows.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
25 October 2018

7 challenges that data pipelines must solve

The current data landscape presents many challenges for data pipelines to overcome. Read this post to find out what they are.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
03 October 2018

Reduce your Aiven infrastructure complexity with Terraform

The Aiven platform now supports Terraform, a fourth way to manage your Aiven infrastructure. Read this post to find out more.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
06 September 2018

The current data and event ecosystem

Read this post to find out about some of the most popular components you can use to build your modern event-driven data pipeline.

John HamminkDeveloper Advocate at Aiven
17 August 2018

Logical replication using publish/subscribe now supported by Aiven PostgreSQL

With the help of our open source extension, Aiven users can perform logical replication without superuser roles. Read this post to learn more.

Hannu ValtonenVP Product at Aiven
03 August 2018

Aiven Kafka users can now choose preferred major version

With the release of Kafka 1.1.1 and 2.0.0, we've updated our platform to give Aiven Kafka SaaS users the ability to select their preferred version. Learn more in our latest post.

Hannu ValtonenVP Product at Aiven
17 July 2018

GCP Los Angeles now available on Aiven

GCP Los Angeles marks the 17th GCP region made available on Aiven. Find out why GCP Los Angeles and what it means for Aiven users here.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
09 July 2018

Want greater command over your service logs?

We've added a few updates to our console UI and service integrations that'll give you exceptional insight into your logs. Read to find out more.

Hannu ValtonenVP Product at Aiven
27 June 2018

Why you should use Aiven PostgreSQL dashboards

Read this latest post to find out why you should use PostgreSQL dashboards with examples of scenarios that are ideal for their use.

Rauli IkonenStaff Software Engineer at Aiven
19 June 2018

Google cloud is now over Finland

GCP is now in the Nordics with its first cloud region in Finland; find out why it's a big deal for Aiven and non-Aiven users.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
07 June 2018

Gain visibility with Aiven Kafka dashboards (Part II)

We recently added a consumer group-level graph to our Kafka dashboards; find out which one and why it's important in this post.

Prem NallasivampillaiHead of Customer Success at Aiven
04 June 2018

Aiven earns ISO 27001 certification

Aiven is now among the very few DBaaS providers to hold the ISO 27001 certification. Find out the what, how, and why.

Heikki NousiainenChief Technology Officer at Aiven
11 May 2018

Zalando joins Aiven at latest Kafka meetup

Aiven's fourth Kafka meetup was co-hosted at Zalando's Helsinki office. Find out what we discussed and get the slide decks in this latest article.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
20 April 2018

Aiven talks in PostgresConf US 2018

We visited New York and New Jersey this week to meet partners and speak in PostgresConf US in Jersey City.

Oskari SaarenmaaChief Executive Officer at Aiven
20 April 2018

Datadog meets Aiven

Aiven can now be integrated with the monitoring and analytics platform, Datadog. Read more to find out which Aiven services can be integrated.

Hannu ValtonenVP Product at Aiven
13 April 2018

Turn Aiven PostgreSQL into a time series powerhouse with TimescaleDB

Find out how to take Aiven PostgreSQL and turn it into the most advanced open source time series database with TimescaleDB in our latest post.

Prem NallasivampillaiHead of Customer Success at Aiven
03 April 2018

Remote read replicas - the what, why, and how

PostgreSQL remote read replicas enable users to increase their data availability, as well as read and write performance. Read more to learn how Aiven does it.

Prem NallasivampillaiHead of Customer Success at Aiven
15 March 2018

Gain visibility with Aiven Kafka dashboards

Visualizing and alerting for your Apache Kafka and system resource data are essential for smooth operations. Luckily, Aiven has an inhouse solution; learn more.

Prem NallasivampillaiHead of Customer Success at Aiven
14 March 2018

Introducing improved Aiven Kafka topic management

From options for creating topics automatically to a new ACL permission level, Aiven Kafka users now have greater control over topic management; learn more.

Heikki NousiainenChief Technology Officer at Aiven
07 March 2018

Finland thaws, revealing Aiven's spring conference lineup

Over two months in spring ‘18, Aiven travels to five conferences in four countries to share our expertise in PostgreSQL and Kafka. Find out where we’re going.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
01 March 2018

Aiven PostgreSQL gets latest update, new features, and plan sizes

From offering TimescaleDB to lowering our prices in AWS and DigitalOcean, our PostgreSQL has undergone a few changes. Learn more here.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
26 February 2018

Time to take stock as Aiven goes 2.0

2017 was a major year for Aiven culminating in an updated brand and new website. In this post, we review where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
16 February 2018

Rovio talks Kafka with Aiven

For our third Kafka meetup, we decided to stop by Rovio HQ and talk shop with their Director of Data Engineering. Find out the details here.

Kyle BuzzellMarketing Manager at Aiven
22 January 2018

Introducing Aiven Elasticsearch 6 and new, bigger plans

To celebrate the release of Elasticsearch 6, we increased storage for current plans and added plans with even more nodes. Learn the specifics here.

Hannu ValtonenVP Product at Aiven