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.
Aiven launches Kubernetes Operator support for PostgreSQL and Apache Kafka
Solving the knapsack problem in PostgreSQL
How cloud and open source technology help APAC businesses thrive
The cloud and open source can help APAC businesses, but it's not always easy to get started. Read what Rajesh Ajmera from Traveloka and Nitish Jha from Gojek have to say about harnessing the power of cloud and open-source technologies to meet business goals.
Introduction to event-driven architecture
Goodbye request-response, roll out the red carpet for producers and consumers! Read our article on what event-driven architecture is and why it's a great alternative for building microservice applications.
Metrics and graphs with M3 and Grafana
Monitoring and graphs go together like milk and coffee. Read on to find out how to use M3 to monitor your systems, and Grafana to make the results easier to understand.
How retail and eCommerce can leverage open source cloud technology
In our latest webinar, Alex Timlin and Jan Hegewald explore the challenges facing retailers, looking at ways that open source cloud technologies can support eCommerce and help companies get started with digital transformation. Read on for the key points – or watch the full webinar.
Get started with Apache Superset and PostgreSQL
Data visualization can condense huge amounts of raw points into images that can drive business decisions. Apache Superset is emerging as a reliable open source tool for the dataviz world. Read on to find out how to use it to create data visualizations from an existing PostgreSQL table within an Aiven environment.
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.
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.
A developer's first look at M3
One of the newest products on the Aiven platform is M3. As a distributed time series database it's ideal for storing the ever-growing number of data points that we collect in—and about—modern applications. Read developer advocate Lorna Mitchell's first impressions about M3, and how it could be useful for you.
Navigating your Kubernetes logs with Aiven
Logs are important, even when (and especially when) there are lots of them coming in. That's what happens with a container orchestrator like Kubernetes, for example. Read on to find out how to make the most of that flood of data in an Aiven environment.
Time series or event data? Get less confused
What is time series data? Or in reverse, how can you be sure what kind of data you have? Read on to find out how to tell the difference between time series and event data.
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 in trouble learned to love Aiven's new premium plan for Redis.
Bring Your Own Account to Aiven
You don’t have to marry your data cloud! Read on to find out how players in regulated industries and companies with good existing cloud provider deals can benefit from Aiven’s excellent service.
The pursuit of happiness with Python and PostgreSQL
The world is seldom perfect, and the same goes for real-life data. Read on to find out how to clean up the data in your PostgreSQL database so that it's usable for analysis.
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.
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.
TIG Stack: Using Telegraf, InfluxDB and Grafana on Aiven
Performance monitoring is an essential aspect of every project, in both the digital and traditional world. Read on to find out how to use the TIG stack (Telegraf, InfluxDB, Grafana) to visualise the health status of your laptop.
PostgreSQL vs MySQL - the Aiven championships
Aiven offers both PostgreSQL and MySQL as managed services. While similar, they meet different needs. Read our new blog article to find out how to choose between them.
Apache Kafka and the great database debate
Is Kafka a database? Can I throw out my Postgres and use Kafka instead? Is Kafka the new Swiss Army Knife of data? Find out what the debate is about.
Aiven databases and Terraform for fun and profit
Terraforming is hard and long-term, but managing your databases with Terraform is the exact opposite. Read to find out how to manage your Aiven databases with this cool tool!
Build a Streaming SQL Pipeline with Apache Flink and Apache Kafka
Apache Kafka and Apache Flink, combined with Aiven's service, have the makings of an awesome streaming service. Find out how to use them to create pipelines with SQL.
An introduction to PostgreSQL
(Updated) Join us for a browse at the ins and outs of PostgreSQL, and find out how to get it as a managed service from Aiven.
Analysing Netflix shows with pgAdmin and PostgreSQL
Learn how to use pgAdmin with PostgreSQL by... watching movies? Find out more!
M3 vs other time series databases
M3 is the shiny new thing in time series databases. In this post, we'll compare it to some more established players and highlight the differences. Read on to find out what each is best suited for!
5 tips for choosing a DBaaS vendor
In managed cloud infra, David Esposito has seen it all from both sides of the table. Now he offers his best 5 tips for selecting a service provider. If you're thinking of moving to managed infrastructure in the cloud, watch or read his take on this now.
Teach yourself Apache Kafka and Python with a Jupyter Notebook
Learn the basics of Apache Kafka Producers and Consumers by building an interactive notebook in Python.
Apache Flink SQL client on Docker
Pure SQL pipelines using Flink? Learn how to set them up with a local Docker-based platform for Apache Flink, including an SQL client!
An introduction to Apache Flink
Apache Flink is an open source framework and distributed processing engine for stateful computations over unbounded and bounded data streams. Sound like a mouthful? Read this post for a complete rundown of this powerful software solution.
5+1 reasons to extend your Prometheus with M3
Prometheus is a great open source monitoring and alerting application for collecting real-time metrics in a time series database. But not even Prometheus is perfect for every use case. In this article, we'll explore some ways that Prometheus struggles, and propose an extended solution. Dive in!
Tips for designing payloads
Event-Driven systems are increasingly our future and that's one reason why so many developers are adding Apache Kafka to their tech stacks. In this post, Lorna Mitchell gives tips for designing payloads for your Kafka to achieve a solid data structure.
Aiven supports Apache Kafka 2.8
Aiven is keeping up with the times and now supports the newly released Apache Kafka version 2.8, announced on April 19, 2021. Read on to find out what the new version means for you!
Getting the most of multicloud
Your cloud strategy really should be based on using multiple cloud environments and regions. In this article, we'll discuss the benefits and challenges of a multicloud setup. Read on to find out if your life could be made easier!
Aiven joins the OpenSearch community
Aiven will join the community forming around the new OpenSearch fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana. Find out about the impact and implications here.
CTO predictions – The future of open source, cloud growth and more
Our entire industry has seen exciting momentum already in Q1 of this year. Curious to know what you should keep on your radar in the months ahead?
Data security compliance in the cloud
Aiven’s long list of security standard compliances is an advantage to our customers. Read more about why cloud service buyers and providers both benefit from clear data security compliance.
Your first Aiven API call
Aiven's API is totally wizard, with its nifty token authentication and JSON-formatted data, but you don't need magic to use it. Read on for tips on how you can put it to work in the real world.
Using Kafka Connect JDBC Source: a PostgreSQL example
How to update an old app-to-database design to include Kafka? Find out how to use Kafka Connect to integrate to an existing system and use up-to-date tech tools without disrupting the original solution.
Building Aiven from zero to $800M - a letter from our CEO
Since 2017, Aiven has grown from zero to a global company with 140 employees and a valuation of over $800M. Join me in reliving some of that story and find out where we come from.
Welcome to your Aiven demo
We continually improve the accessibility and usability of Aiven services. Recently we launched a new welcome tour feature--read on to discover what it’s about!
Data and disaster recovery
We humans don’t like to think about disasters, but that doesn’t stop them from happening. Read to find out how you should prepare your data for the worst, even while hoping for the best.
Public v. private clouds - what’s the difference?
When is your public cloud actually private? Okay, that’s a trick question. All clouds are private, in that the data in them can’t be accessed publicly unless otherwise specified. Read on to understand the difference between public and private in cloud computing.
Aiven for PostgreSQL for your Go application
Applications and databases go together like milk and cookies; on the menu today is a PostgreSQL-flavored cookie with a splash of refreshing Go milk. I've picked two of my favorite Go libraries as samples; read on to find out how to use them to connect to and work with your Aiven for PostgreSQL service.
How to choose a time series database: 6+3 considerations
With the rise of IoT and the increasing need for real-time data, the offering and the demand for time series databases has been steadily increasing. Read our post to get an overview of some of the main issues to consider.
Aiven for M3: The first managed open-source database
The new era of time series has arrived with the first managed open-source database of its kind, Aiven for M3. Find out everything you need to know to be a part of it.
How to stand up multiregion PostgreSQL with Pulumi
To improve the performance of your PostgreSQL database, consider setting up a multiregion service that will allow you to isolate read-intensive workloads to replicas while keeping write workloads on the primary. To learn how, read this tutorial where Trevor Kennedy explains the process using Aiven and Pulumi.
Discover exoplanets with PostgreSQL sample data
PostgreSQL is and remains one of our most popular and growing storage platforms. In this post, Lorna Mitchell populates an empty PostgreSQL database with cool data about exoplanets. Read to learn how!
Aiven for PostgreSQL 13 is now available
PostgreSQL 13 makes life easier with improvements to indexing, sorting, and vacuuming. Read on to learn how it makes your datasets cleaner and queries faster.
Create your own data stream for Kafka with Python and Faker
How can you test an empty data pipeline? Well, you can't, really. Read on and let Aiven's Developer Advocate Francesco Tisiot walk you through creating pretend streaming data using Python and Faker.
Broker communication in Apache Kafka 2.7 and beyond
Apache Kafka is moving away from ZooKeeper, slowly but surely. How does this impact broker communication in the latest version of Apache Kafka? How is Aiven preparing for the future? Read on to find out.
Keeping Elasticsearch open
The community rallies to create, support and contribute to the open source fork of Elasticsearch. Aiven is part of the movement to keep open source software truly open.
Kafka v. RabbitMQ - a comparison
Today's post is all about queues and how to choose a solution that fits your application's requirements. We'll go over the key design features of RabbitMQ and Apache Kafka and outline how they process queues differently. Read on, and we'll help you decide which is a better match for you!
Building a modern data architecture
Corporate data architectures tend to have long shelf-lives, especially if their development began sometime around when the pre-internet Dark Ages were just ending. It's not surprising that these ancient edifices no longer support modern business goals. Read how to modernize your ancient data environment and set your business up for the future.
Aiven supports Apache Kafka 2.7
Aiven for Apache Kafka moves to version 2.7. To find out what the key improvements in the new version are and how you can get in on the action, read on!
How Aiven monitors your system performance
Aiven commits to 99.99% uptime. Every now and then we are asked how we make sure that your system actually stays up accordingly. Find out how we keep an eye on service uptime and how we react to issues.
12 reasons you(r boss) should choose a public cloud service
In this article we’re going to take a look at what a managed service based on public cloud hosting does better than a private cloud or an in-house solution. If your company is in the enterprise “on-premises mode”, you might be missing out big time. And paying too much for the privilege! Read some of the top reasons your company should take the leap into the public cloud.
Better cost management with billing groups
Projects at Aiven used to be set up individually and invoiced individually, but this is about to change. Read how organizations can now set up centralized invoicing that makes cost monitoring easy and payments simple.
5 Benefits of a Kafka-centric microservice architecture
Microservices, rather than one monolithic setup, is the most flexible way to provide an online service today. In this post, we discuss why Apache Kafka is a good choice when microservices are on the line.
Why you should <3 open source databases
Read why Aiven’s top people think the open source road is the path to success, especially for the data your business depends on.
How to avoid high-load disasters in managed database services
Black Friday is THE peak load time of the year, the great holiday of the retail world. The combination of a short timeline and good deals overloads servers all over the world and makes it the classic case for peak load fault tolerance. Find out now what you can do if your services show signs of overload.
An introduction to time series databases
In this post, we take a deep dive into time series databases. We'll look at what they are, why they're needed, and what makes them uniquely suited for their workload.
Alef reaches over 120,000 students with Aiven [Case Study]
Read how Aiven for Apache Kafka enabled Alef Education to scale their blended learning platform from 10 schools to over 400, and improved the reliability of the platform at the same time.
Redis 6 is here
Aiven now offers Redis 6 as a managed service. This post tells you what the key improvements are and how we are bringing it to you. Read on!
Aiven services are now PCI-DSS compliant
PCI-DSS compliance opens the door to even the most regulated industries to provide services securely through Aiven. Find out what this means for your business.
Aiven enhances happiness in the Himalayas [Customer Story]
In our first ever customer story, MyBhutan’s co-founder Matthew DeSantis shares with us how Aiven is contributing to the Kingdom of Bhutan’s development.
Ometria delivers customer insights faster with Aiven [Case Study]
Find out why Ometria chooses Aiven for PostgreSQL over Amazon’s RDS to power their retail marketing platform.
Aiven Terraform provider joins the Terraform registry with v2
We’re marking our Terraform two year anniversary with v2 of our provider and making it official with a registry listing. Read more about what all of this means.
Intro to M3: A new era of time series data [Aiven Webinar]
Join us on October 8, 2020, at 6 pm CET / 12 pm EDT for our Cloud Chat on M3 and the future of time series, hosted by Jonas Lindström and Markus Stenberg.
An introduction to M3
M3 holds exceptional promise to evolve time series use cases for many reasons. We lay those reasons and more out in this deep dive into the open-source time series database.
Near Real-Time ELT with Apache Kafka & Snowflake
Find out how Convoy built a modern ELT pipeline to reduce their latency from hours to under 5 minutes with Kafka and Snowflake in this guest post.
Load testing your Apache Kafka cluster and consumer applications
David Esposito, our Solutions Architect, explores load testing in Kafka Office Hours, a recurring forum for Apache Kafka thoughtshare hosted by our partner Lenses.io.
The future of IoT: How Comcast is shaping IoT with Aiven [Webinar]
Join us on September 16, 2020, at 6 pm CET / 12 pm EDT for our webinar on the future of IoT, hosted by David Esposito and Comcast's Andrew Gerhold.
Aiven supports Apache Kafka 2.6
Apache Kafka 2.6 is now available as a managed service on Aiven. Read this article to find out about the more significant improvements and how to upgrade your Kafka clusters with no downtime.
Spare partners with Aiven to build city transportation systems
Find out why Spare, a global transportation systems provider, chose Aiven for PostgreSQL for their application database needs.
3 considerations for building an enterprise IoT solution
Our partners at Sierra Wireless are the world's leading IoT solutions provider. With their help, we outline 3 considerations to cover in order to build a successful IoT solution.
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 customers can now connect their VPCs to AWS Transit Gateway. Find out what kinds of problem it solves and how to set it up in this post.
Aiven now integrates with AWS CloudWatch and Google Cloud Logging
It is now possible to send the logs of your Aiven services to Amazon AWS CloudWatch and Google Cloud Logging for storing, viewing, and archiving outside the Aiven platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apache Kafka 101: The why, what, and how [Webinar]
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 Apache 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.
PostgreSQL 12 performance on 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.