Case Studies

Unique use cases,
a common thread

The use cases for Aiven’s services range from the traditional to the high tech, but they all have one common thread:

Databases are not their core business but data is essential to their success.

From small to large, traditional to technology driven, we are proud to help customers of all sizes and verticals accomplish their goals.

Aiven Kafka helps OVO power 650,000+ homes and businesses

OVO Energy is an energy supply company with a mission to make energy simpler and fairer through leveraging smart technology and providing data-driven digital products. Helping to power their mission is Kafka, and powering Kafka is Aiven.

The problem

As an energy supplier to over 650,000 customers and growing, OVO needed a service that can reliably power their operational process and data science applications, as well as collect all necessary data for reporting and analytics.

The solution

To support their needs, they built a flexible and rapidly scalable architecture, placing Aiven Kafka at its center. To monitor their service, they chose Aiven metrics integration powered by Aiven InfluxDB and Grafana.

The outcome

OVO’s current Aiven Kafka implementation is enabling a period of scale for them as they continue to add new services. They’re also able to experiment with use cases, such as with message retention periods, because of our flexibility.
Products used:
Kafka

Kafka

InfluxDB

InfluxDB

Grafana

Grafana

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch

Redis

Redis

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OVO Energy

We are very happy with our evolving relationship with Aiven. Kafka helps us build a flexible, extensible, and scalable architecture - and Aiven helps us operate Kafka.

Jon Dodkins

Head of Group Tech Operations

Aiven helps Tecnomotum scale their PostgreSQL database in seconds

Tecnomotum is a leading telematics company in Mexico focused on providing their customers a superior vehicle tracking experience. Tecnomotum's solutions provide fleet performance insights that customers can use to optimize operations. Aiven supports their mission with highly available PostgreSQL instances that can scale in seconds.

The problem

As one would expect, tracking and collecting the ECM data of commercial vehicles is a data-intensive process. Not only is a lot of data produced, it scales continuously. In fact, it's not uncommon for Tecnomotum’s databases to grow up to a TB.

The solution

They needed a reliable, high-performing DBMS, which is why they chose PostgreSQL. However, they also wanted to avoid the headaches that come from managing and scaling their business-critical databases, which is why they chose Aiven PostgreSQL.

The outcome

Now that they can seamlessly upgrade and scale their PostgreSQL instances, they can focus on providing greater insights to their customers.
Products used:
PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

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Tecnomotum

Aiven has helped us grow our databases without significant downtime, which helps a lot because it allows us to focus on keeping the end user happy.

Efraín Déctor

System Administrator

OptioPay relieves ops burden while maintaining compliance with Aiven

OptioPay seeks to improve how people receive money through providing an online payment platform that can increase payments by offering higher-value gift cards as a payment method. Aiven services help them focus on their core business while remaining compliant.

The problem

As a fintech company working within highly-regulated industries, e.g. banking and insurance, OptioPay needed to ensure data security and compliance while restructuring their legacy system’s architecture to speed up development and support stable evolution.

The solution

Aiven Kafka, PostgreSQL, and Elasticsearch made the process easier because we streamlined stateful service operation and migration, and we could deploy in Microsoft Azure Germany - the only cloud they’re allowed to store and process personal data in.

The outcome

Aiven’s cloud flexibility and management has allowed OptioPay to reduce the amount of time their engineers commit to database ops, such as backups and HA architecture, while remaining compliant with PSD2 and GDPR.
Products used:
Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

Kafka

Kafka

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OptioPay

I am happy with Aiven services. Their support is great. Their service is reliable. I’d recommend it to others.

Tomás Senart

CTO

Aiven frees Kyyti from worrying about database infrastructure

Kyyti Group provides a mobility as a service app that makes daily travel easy by solving the first/last-mile problem with on-demand transit. Aiven worked with them to provide reliable, highly-scalable services that could handle immense data loads.

The problem

Operating in a fragmented transportation industry, Kyyti uses data to provide a seamless experience for their customers. Handling hundreds of gigabytes of data, they needed a service that could be provisioned in the clouds and regions of their own deployments.

The solution

They chose Aiven PostgreSQL and Kafka to from the core of their database infrastructure because of Aiven's reliability and performance.

The outcome

The Aiven platform has provided Kyyti a reliable operational database and a Kafka service that enabled Kyyti to reduce their data pipeline APIs from over ten to only a few.
Products used:
Kafka

Kafka

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

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Kyyti

Comparing providers, we have come to the conclusion that Aiven has a perfect combination of features, reliability and support for us.

Tapani Moilanen

Chief Software Architect

Stanford SSI pushes the space tech envelope with Aiven InfluxDB

Stanford SSI, Stanford’s largest project-based student group, is active in everything from high-altitude balloons to rockets. Aiven worked with their balloon team to provide a reliable, easy-to-use service to stream data back from their record-breaking balloon platform, ValBal.

The problem

Stanford SSI needed a database to handle the data characteristics unique to aerospace and their new high-bandwidth communications system. After choosing open-source InfluxDB, they fruitlessly spent hours attempting to provision it.

The solution

After a simple Google search, they found Aiven and were able to provision an Aiven InfluxDB service in minutes with the click of a few buttons.

The outcome

They were able to stream over a GB of data from their platform at over 200 km away at the edge of space.
Products used:
InfluxDB

InfluxDB

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Stanford Student Space Initiative

The high-bandwidth communications system that Aiven’s InfluxDB forms an integral part of will drive further development of ValBal and SSI as a whole.

Kai Marshland

Operations Team Lead

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