Product updates

Get the latest updates on features, fixes and improvements.

Sep 21, 2023

Aiven for Grafana® version 10

Aiven for Grafana has been upgraded to version 10. This version introduces several new features, but it also includes breaking changes.

Breaking changes

To ensure a smooth upgrade, review the list of breaking changes. For detailed information, see Breaking changes in Grafana v10.0.

Key new features

  • Canvas panel: A dynamic platform for data visualization is now generally available.
  • Enhanced data source selection: A revamped process for data source selection, making it more intuitive and efficient.
  • Time series regional support: Introducing time regions to the time series panel for improved data representation.
  • Annotation filtering: Refine and filter dashboard annotations for a clutter-free view.
  • Revamped log context: Experience a redesigned log context interface optimized for consistency and user-friendliness.
  • Multi-data source queries in Explore: Dive deeper by querying multiple data sources concurrently in Explore.

For a complete list of new features and improvements, see Grafana v10.0 documentation.

Sep 19, 2023

Aiven Terraform provider

OpenSearch security plugin now supported in Aiven Provider for Terraform

Version 4.9.0 supports the OpenSearch security plugin with the aiven_opensearch_security_plugin_config resource. For more information and example usage, check out the documentation.

The following fields in the aiven_project resource have been deprecated in this release:

  • add_account_owners_admin_access
  • use_source_project_billing_group

This release also includes several fixes. For details, view the changelog.

Sep 11, 2023

TimescaleDB extension 2.11.2 for Aiven for PostgreSQL® released

TimescaleDB extension version 2.11.2 is now available for Aiven for PostgreSQL®. It introduces new features and bug fixes on top of release 2.11.1.

Key features

Bug fixes

Sep 5, 2023


Aiven Console

Organization units, users, and groups are now generally available

Building on the organizations feature in the Aiven platform, organizational units, organization users, and groups are now generally available to help you centralize and streamline user and project management.

Organizational units

Organizational units give you another level of hierarchy to organize your projects and services. These can be used, for example, to easily split production and testing environments.

Learn more about how you can use organizations and organizational units to create a hierarchical structure that fits your needs.

Organization users and groups

To reduce the administrative burden of managing users across many projects, users are now centrally managed at the organization level and can be added to groups. Organization admin invite users directly to an organization and then group them together, making it easier to control user access to projects and services.

Get started with organization users by inviting users to your organization and creating groups.

Sep 1, 2023

Upgraded Snowflake connector for Aiven for Apache Kafka®

The Snowflake connector for Aiven for Apache Kafka® has been upgraded to version 2.0.1. This version includes bug fixes and enhancements to improve connector performance and reliability. Here are some of the notable changes:

  • Data consistency issue fixed (SNOW-811265): This version fixes a problem where revoking specific partitions would clear the entire partitionToChannel map, increasing the risk of data inconsistencies. Now, only the partitions that have been revoked are removed.
  • New cache for schema queries (SNOW-858328): A cache has been added for schema evolution permission queries, reducing the number of queries sent to Snowflake and improving the connector's throughput.
  • Metrics enhancement: Minor adjustments to Snowpipe telemetry and JMX metrics have been made, providing more precise and useful data regarding the connector's performance and operational status.
  • Log level change: The Pipe already registered message has been updated from an error to a warning level, indicating it is a non-critical issue that does not require any configuration changes.

For a complete list of changes, see the changelog on GitHub.

Aug 31, 2023

pgvector extension 0.5.0 for Aiven for PostgreSQL® released

pgvector version 0.5.0 is now available for Aiven for PostgreSQL®.
It introduces new features and bug fixes on top of release 0.4.2.

Key features

  • New
    • HNSW index type
    • Support for parallel index builds for IVFFlat
    • l1_distance function
    • Element-wise multiplication for vectors
    • sum aggregate
  • Improved
    • Performance of distance functions
    • Error message for malformed vector literal
    • Cost estimation
    • Support for spaces with text input

Bug fixes

  • Fixed out of range results for cosine distance
  • Fixed results for NULL and NaN distances for IVFFlat
  • Fixed segmentation fault with index creation on i386
  • Fixed segmentation fault with text input
  • Fixed consecutive delimiters with text input
  • Fixed infinite and NaN values with binary input
  • Fixed infinite values with vector addition and subtraction
  • Fixed infinite values with list centers
  • Fixed compilation error when float8 is pass by reference
  • Fixed compilation error on PowerPC

Aug 31, 2023


Aiven for Apache Flink®

Integrate Aiven for Apache Flink® with Google BigQuery

Streamline your real-time analytics by integrating Aiven for Apache Flink® with Google BigQuery, which serves as the data sink. This integration uses the BigQuery Connector for Apache Flink, making streaming and storing large datasets in Google's cloud-based data warehouse easier. You can perform this integration using either the Aiven Console or the Aiven client. For more information, see Integrate Aiven for Apache Flink® with Google BigQuery.

Aug 31, 2023

OpenSearch Security for Aiven for OpenSearch®

We are excited to announce that OpenSearch Security for Aiven for OpenSearch® is now generally available (GA). This suite of features improves data security by streamlining user access and permission management through the OpenSearch Dashboard.

Key features:

  • Role-based access controls: Configure advanced security measures, including document-level and field-level security, along with user and role mapping to safeguard sensitive data.
  • SAML integration: Gain seamless access to your OpenSearch Dashboard via your preferred identity provider with our basic SAML integration.
  • OpenID Connect integration: Enhance your authentication options by securely authenticating and authorizing users through OpenID Connect.
  • Multi-tenancy support: Utilize OpenSearch Dashboard multi-tenancy to create isolated spaces for different tenants, each with unique permissions and data access levels.
  • Audit logging: Maintain a comprehensive audit trail with OpenSearch audit logs for compliance and policy enforcement.

For an in-depth understanding of OpenSearch Security, refer to OpenSearch Security for Aiven for OpenSearch® documentation.

Aug 22, 2023

Aiven Terraform provider

Aiven Provider for Terraform version 4.8.0 now available

Version 4.8.0 supports organization groups, which provide an easier way to manage access to projects and services.

The following properties have also been added in this version:

  • scheduled_rebalance_max_delay_ms property for aiven_kafka and aiven_kafka_connect
  • openid property for aiven_opensearch
  • auto_login property for aiven_grafana

Additionally, this release includes fixes and improvements, including an enhanced go client with advanced retries for better stability.

For more information on Aiven Provider for Terraform, check out the documentation.