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.
AWS Transit Gateway now available for Aiven
Aiven now integrates with AWS CloudWatch and Google Cloud Logging
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Aiven to release M3 as a service
Aiven will be among the first to offer M3 time-series as a hosted, managed service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aiven is HIPAA compliant
Aiven is HIPAA, a US health care standard, compliant. Find out more about what it means in our latest post.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
An introduction to Apache Kafka
In this post, we discuss earlier messaging attempts and demystify Apache Kafka by introducing its concepts and use cases.
Coming soon: MySQL on Aiven
MySQL is the next database engine to be launched on Aiven.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.