Product updates

Get the latest updates on features, fixes and improvements.

Jun 1, 2023


Aiven Console

Payment cards have been moved to the billing section

The payment options have moved from the user profile to the billing section. All credit cards you add for your organization can be viewed and edited here. For instructions on managing payment cards, see the documentation.

May 26, 2023

Upgraded Snowflake connector for Aiven for Apache Kafka®

The Snowflake sink connector for Aiven for Apache Kafka® has been upgraded to version 1.9.3. This version brings several new features, important configuration changes, and improved error handling.

New features

  • Support for n:1 topics:table (SNOW-514303): The connector now supports mapping multiple Kafka topics to a single Snowflake table.
  • Schema mapping (SNOW-625820): The connector has enhanced support for schema mapping, allowing you to map Kafka topic schemas to Snowflake table schemas, providing flexibility and control over how your data is structured in Snowflake.
  • Auto table creation (SNOW-628677): This new feature enables the automatic creation of Snowflake tables to store Kafka data, reducing manual configuration requirements.

Configuration changes

  • Exactly once for streaming ingest (SNOW-536429)Configuration support has been introduced for exactly-once semantics during streaming data ingestion, guaranteeing data consistency and integrity.

Improvements in error handling

  • Offset token retries (SNOW-543664 and SNOW-451197): The handling of failed offset tokens has been improved, including incorporating automatic retries and offset replays for heightened reliability.
  • Handling of failed insert rows and delivery to Dead-Letter Queue (DLQ) (SNOW-530369): Improved failure handling for row insertion has been implemented along with the new functionality to deliver failed records to a DLQ.
  • Implementation of ErrantRecordReporter (SNOW-530369): Kafka records from the sink connector can be transferred to the DLQ for further analysis and reprocessing.

In addition to the above, there have also been updates to dependencies and multiple bug fixes to improve the overall performance and stability of the Snowflake Kafka Connector. For a comprehensive overview of all the changes, see the changelog on GitHub. To learn how to use this connector, see Configure Snowflake for a sink connector.

May 25, 2023


Aiven Console

Organizations list now available in the user profile

It’s now easier to see all of the organizations you belong to.

In your user profile, the new organizations tab has a list of all of your organizations. The create organization button has also moved from the organizations drop-down menu to the user profile.

Check out the documentation to learn more about organizations and get instructions on how to create organizations and organizational units.

May 24, 2023

OpenSearch® 2.7.0 is now available on Aiven

We are excited to announce that OpenSearch® 2.7.0 is now available on the Aiven platform for Aiven for OpenSearch® service. This update includes a number of new features, improvements, and bug fixes designed to enhance your experience and provide more powerful tools for data management and analysis.

  • Updated OpenSearch reporting plugin engine: The OpenSearch reporting plugin engine has been updated to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of data reporting.
  • CRUD operations on indices with OpenSearch Dashboards: You can now create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations on indices directly through OpenSearch Dashboards. This gives you more control over your data management in one convenient location.
  • Jaeger data source for Dashboards observability feature: Jaeger has been introduced as a new data source in your OpenSearch Dashboards. You can now monitor and troubleshoot transactions in complex distributed systems using this powerful distributed tracing system.
  • Enhancements to OpenSearch Dashboards maps: There have been substantial enhancements to the OpenSearch Dashboards maps feature. You can now benefit from improved geospatial data visualization, more layer types, and better performance.
  • Bug fixes and general improvements: Addressed various bugs and made general improvements across OpenSearch, Dashboards, and plugins. These fixes and enhancements aim to provide a smoother and more reliable experience while using OpenSearch on the Aiven platform.

To learn more, see OpenSearch and OpenSearch Dashboards 2.7.0 Release Notes. For information on Aiven for OpenSearch, see the documentation.

May 22, 2023

Aiven for PostgreSQL® upgraded to 15.3, 14.8, 13.11, 12.15, and 11.20

Aiven for PostgreSQL® has been upgraded to latest minor versions 15.3, 14.8, 13.11, 12.15, and 11.20, which contain a variety of fixes to previous versions. Removing bugs and security vulnerabilities increases database performance, improves service availability, and helps ensure business continuity.

See PostgreSQL release notes for more details about the PostgreSQL® minor releases.

May 17, 2023

Upgraded Splunk sink connector for Aiven for Apache Kafka®

The Splunk sink connector for Aiven for Apache Kafka has been upgraded to version 2.1.1. This version introduces significant changes and enhancements over the previous version (version 2.0.5). The key highlights of the updates included in this version:

  • Kerberos authentication support: The upgraded connector now offers support for Kerberos authentication, providing users with a more accessible and secure way to authorize their Kafka streams with Splunk.
  • Protobuf support: This connector version includes Protobuf support, simplifying the process of handling and transferring messages in the Protobuf format within the Kafka system.
  • Timestamp extraction capability: This upgraded connector introduces the capability to extract specific timestamps from Kafka messages, allowing for precise timestamp-based operations.

For more information, see Splunk Connect for Kafka release notes. For information on how to use this connector, see Create a sink connector from Apache Kafka® to Splunk.

May 15, 2023

Redis version 7.0.11 is now available on Aiven

This version encompasses significant advancements over our previous Aiven version, 7.0.5, incorporating a wide range of updates and enhancements across multiple areas. This release introduces improvements in performance, stability, memory management, and data handling while addressing critical security fixes for known CVE vulnerabilities.

Some of the notable changes are:

  • Security fixes: Includes multiple CVEs (CVE-2022-35977, CVE-2023-22458, CVE-2023-25155, CVE-2022-36021, CVE-2023-28425, and CVE-2023-28856) addressing vulnerabilities related to integer overflow, denial-of-service attacks, assertion failures, and unauthorized access. These fixes enhance the security and stability of Redis.
  • Performance improvements: Several commands and operations have been optimized to enhance speed and efficiency, leading to faster execution and improved overall performance.
  • Enhanced functionality: The latest release introduces a variety of new commands and features that enhance the system's capabilities. These include commands for list element manipulation, finding the longest common subsequence between strings, claiming pending stream messages, and managing ACL rules through files.
  • Bug fixes: This release includes multiple bug fixes, resolving issues such as memory leaks, replication failures, cluster crashes, and client tracking errors.

For more information, see Redis releases notes.

May 15, 2023

Apache Kafka® 3.4.0 now supported on Aiven

We are excited to announce that Aiven for Apache Kafka® now supports Apache Kafka® 3.4.0, the latest release from the Apache Kafka community. This new version introduces a host of new features and enhancements, detailed in the Apache Kafka 3.4.0 blog and Apache Kafka 3.4.0 release notes.

You can now upgrade your existing Aiven for Apache Kafka service to version 3.4.0 using the Aiven console. For more information on the upgrade procedure, see Apache Kafka® upgrade procedure.