Aiven launches Kubernetes Operator support for PostgreSQL and Apache Kafka
To make life easier for database admins and simplify DevOps, Aiven now offers a Kubernetes Operator for Aiven for PostgreSQL and Aiven for Apache Kafka services. Find out how you can use it to manage your whole service stack.
Solving the knapsack problem in PostgreSQL
Metrics and graphs with M3 and Grafana
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 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.
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.
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!
Analysing Netflix shows with pgAdmin and PostgreSQL
Learn how to use pgAdmin with PostgreSQL by... watching movies? Find out more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Create your own data stream for Apache 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.
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.
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.