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Mar 16, 2017

Bigger Aiven for Apache Kafka® plans and introducing Amazon VPC peering

Bigger Aiven for Apache Kafka® plans and introducing Amazon VPC peering


Hannu Valtonen

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Chief Product Officer at Aiven

We've included larger 32GB and 64GB plan tiers to our Aiven for Apache Kafka offerings with increased core counts and larger memory. These offerings are available in Business and Premium Kafka plans in all Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services and UpCloud regions.

<style>table.comparison { width: 100%; } table.comparison tr:nth-child(odd) { background: #eee; } table.comparison td { text-align: center; } table.comparison td.planname { text-align: left; }</style> <table class="comparison"> <thead> <tr> <th>Plan</th> <th>Cluster Nodes</th> <th>CPU</th> <th>Memory</th> <th>Total Storage</th> <th>Data Retention</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td class="planname">Startup-2</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td>2 GB</td> <td>90 GB</td> <td>1 week</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Business-4</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td>4 GB</td> <td>600 GB</td> <td>4 weeks</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Business-8</td> <td>3</td> <td>2</td> <td>8 GB</td> <td>1200 GB</td> <td>6 weeks</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Business-16</td> <td>3</td> <td>4</td> <td>16 GB</td> <td>2400 GB</td> <td>8 weeks</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Business-32</td> <td>3</td> <td>8</td> <td>32 GB</td> <td>4200 GB</td> <td>12 weeks</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Business-64</td> <td>3</td> <td>16</td> <td>64 GB</td> <td>6000 GB</td> <td>18 weeks</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Premium-4</td> <td>5</td> <td>1</td> <td>4 GB</td> <td>1000 GB</td> <td>6 weeks</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Premium-8</td> <td>5</td> <td>2</td> <td>8 GB</td> <td>2000 GB</td> <td>10 weeks</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Premium-16</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td>16 GB</td> <td>4000 GB</td> <td>14 weeks</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Premium-32</td> <td>5</td> <td>8</td> <td>32 GB</td> <td>8000 GB</td> <td>20 weeks</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="planname">Premium-64</td> <td>5</td> <td>16</td> <td>64 GB</td> <td>10000 GB</td> <td>30 weeks</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

If you need further horizontal scale, please contact us for custom Kafka plans.

Schema Registry now available in Aiven for Apache Kafka plans

We've added support for Confluent's Kafka Schema Registry which allows you to store your Kafka message descriptions in a centralized registry. The feature is available in our Business and Premium level Aiven for Apache Kafka plans. It also hooks up automatically with our existing Kafka REST service.

In order to use these features you can easily enable them from the web console:

  • Click the Enable button within the Schema Registry URL section.

  • Click the Enable button within the confirmation pop-up.

Note that if you're using these with the Java client you will want to patch your Schema Registry client with this small patch that has been suggested for inclusion into the main Schema Registry project.

AWS VPC peering available

We've launched support for Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) peering. With VPC peering, you can link Aiven services directly into your own VPC networks. You can access the services with private IP addresses as if they were in the same network.

VPC peering support is now available for all service types and Startup, Business and Premium plans in all Amazon Web Services regions.

Please contact us if you want to try out our VPC support for yourself.

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