Changelog

Stay up-to-date with the latest Aiven improvements

04 August 2020

Kafka Connect sink connector for Google BigQuery version has been updated to version 1.6.5. Please see the documentation. This update contains a small breaking change in the configuration, please check the migration guide.

30 July 2020

Aiven Kafka S3 Sink Connector has been updated to version 2.6.0. Please see the changelog and documentation.

30 July 2020

MongoDB Kafka Sink and Source connectors have been added. Please see the documentation.

28 July 2020

Aiven Kafka Connect GCS sink connector by Aiven has been updated to version 0.4.0. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

16 July 2020

Updated Redis to major version 5.0.9. Please see the Changelog for what's new in this release.

15 July 2020

Aiven Kafka Connect sink and source JDBC connectors have been updated to version 6.1.2. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

14 July 2020

Updated Grafana to version 7.0.4. Please see the release notes for more details.

08 July 2020

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.7.2.

08 July 2020

Google Cloud Platform,  

Cloud platforms

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Jakarta region. All Aiven services are now available in the asia-southeast2 region.

26 June 2020

Stream Reactor Kafka connectors have been updated to version 2.0.0. RabbitMQ sink and source connectors have been removed as not supported.

25 June 2020

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 1.4.1. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

25 June 2020

MirrorMaker 2 is now available as a service integration for Kafka. This deprecates the old MirrorMaker integration, now visible in the Aiven Console as 'Legacy Kafka MirrorMaker'. Please see the announcement and documentation for details.

22 June 2020

Aiven Kafka Connect sink and source JDBC connectors have been updated to version 6.1.1. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

12 June 2020

Aiven collection of single message transformations (SMTs) for Kafka Connect has been updated to version 1.0.0. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

10 June 2020

Amazon Web Services,  

Google Cloud Platform,  

Cloud platforms

Added support for new Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) regions. All Aiven services are now available in the GCP Las Vegas (us-west4) and Salt Lake City (us-west3) regions as well as AWS Italy (eu-south-1) and South Africa (af-south-1) regions.

08 June 2020

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 1.3.1. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

05 June 2020

Updated Grafana to version 6.7.4. Please see the release notes for more details.

02 June 2020

Aiven platform

Manage project membership between projects efficiently using Teams and SAML authentication.View documentation.

29 May 2020

MySQL server version 8.0.20 now available. Please see the Release Notes for what's new in this release.

23 May 2020

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.7.1.

20 May 2020

Aiven collection of single message transformations (SMTs) for Kafka Connect has been updated to version 0.4.0. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

18 May 2020

Kafka Connect Debezium 1.1.1.Final is now available. Please see the Release Notes for what's new in this release.

18 May 2020

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 12.3, 11.8, 10.13, 9.6.18 and 9.5.22. The extension pg_partman is also updated to version 4.3.0 and is now available on PG11 and 12. See release notes for more details about the PostgreSQL minor releases.

18 May 2020

Aiven for Elasticsearch new minor versions 6.8.9 and 7.7.0 are now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 7.7.0 and Elasticsearch 6.8.9.

15 May 2020

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 1.2.4. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

13 May 2020

Aiven PostgreSQL 10, 11, 12 now has the rum extension available.

06 May 2020

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to patched version 1.7.0. This fixes issue with PostgreSQL major version upgrade when using TimescaleDB extension.

05 May 2020

Apache Kafka version 2.5 is now available on Aiven. Please see the announcement and Release Notes for more details.

04 May 2020

Fix validation of variables with the same name in the file template in Aiven Kafka Connect GCS sink connector

22 April 2020

Fix BouncyCastle initialization in Snowflake Kafka connector 1.2.3

21 April 2020

Aiven for PostgreSQL services now set a 24 hour timeout by default for idle sessions. Idle sessions are rarely useful, and can prevent other transactions and background garbage collection (vacuum) from making progress. To disable the timeout you can set the idle_in_transaction_session_timeout parameter to 0 in your service's advanced configuration.

20 April 2020

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.7.0.

16 April 2020

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 1.2.3. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

27 March 2020

Kafka Connect Debezium 1.1.0.Final is now available. Please see the Release Notes for what's new in this release.

25 March 2020

Kafka Connect GCS sink connector by Aiven has been updated to version 0.3.0. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

18 March 2020

Allow changing the wal_sender_timeout configuration option.

18 March 2020

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.6.1.

13 March 2020

Aiven collection of single message transformations (SMTs) for Kafka Connect has been updated to version 0.3.0. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

04 March 2020

Updated Grafana to version 6.6.2. Please see the release notes for more details.

04 March 2020

MySQL server version 8.0.19 now available. Please see the Release Notes for what's new in this release.

28 February 2020

Added AJAX Panel plugin to Grafana. Please see AJAX Panel for Grafana for more details.

24 February 2020

Kafka Connect GCS sink connector by Aiven has been updated to version 0.2.0. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

19 February 2020

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 12.2, 11.7, 10.12, 9.6.17 and 9.5.21. See release notes for more details.

19 February 2020

The options http.max_header_size and http.max_initial_line_length have been added to Aiven for Elasticsearch advanced settings.

14 February 2020

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 1.1.0. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

13 February 2020

Change connection_info in Aiven API for Redis services. Master node will be removed from redis_slave array. For 1-node Redis service, redis_slave will be an empty array. For 2-node Redis service, redis_slave contain only the slave.

05 February 2020

Added Cassandra table and client request metrics

30 January 2020

Aiven for Kafka

Karapace taken into use for new services to replace Schema Registry.

30 January 2020

Updated Grafana to version 6.6.0. Please see the release notes for more details.

29 January 2020

Aiven Kafka Connect sink and source JDBC connectors have been updated to version 6.1.0. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

27 January 2020

Read access to connection pool statistics

16 January 2020

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.6.0.

15 January 2020

Updated Grafana to version 6.5.2 and all plugins to latest versions. Please see the release notes for more details.

03 January 2020

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 7.5.1 is now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 7.5.1 and Kibana.

31 December 2019

Kafka Connect Debezium 1.0.0.Final is now available. Please see the Release Notes for what's new in this release.

20 December 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.5.1.

16 December 2019

MySQL server version 8.0.18 now available. Please see the Release Notes for what's new in this release.

05 December 2019

Easy migration from existing Redis server

22 November 2019

Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect sink connector for Elasticsearch is now available in the preview mode. Please see the the documentation.

19 November 2019

Stream Reactor Kafka Connect RabbitMQ sink and source connectors are now available in the preview mode. Please see the the documentation.

18 November 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL 12.1 now available. PostgreSQL 12 comes with many new features and performance enhancements. Please see our blog post for more details.

15 November 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 11.6, 10.11, 9.6.16 and 9.5.20. See release notes for more details.

09 November 2019

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 0.5.5. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

07 November 2019

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to patched version 0.5.4. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

06 November 2019

Aiven collection of single message transformations (SMTs) for Kafka Connect has been updated to version 0.2.0. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

01 November 2019

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 0.5.3. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

01 November 2019

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 6.8.4 is now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 6.8.4 and Kibana.

01 November 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.5.0.

01 November 2019

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 7.4.2 is now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 7.4.2 and Kibana.

30 October 2019

The option http.max_content_length has been added to Aiven for Elasticsearch advanced settings.

29 October 2019

HTTP sink connector has been added in the preview mode. Please see the documentation.

28 October 2019

Added support for Cassandra service role management. This allows you to create and manage database roles in Aiven UI.

28 October 2019

The MySQL server option innodb_ft_min_token_size has been added to Aiven for MySQL as advanced configuration option.

25 October 2019

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 0.5.2. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

24 October 2019

Added BigQuery datasource to Grafana. Please see BigQuery Datasouce for more details.

23 October 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL now has the pg_cron extension available.

23 October 2019

Cloud platforms

Project VPCs and virtual network peering is supported for Azure. See the help article for more instructions.

23 October 2019

Log Integration,  

External Elasticsearch

Aiven's Journalpump is upgraded to 2.1.3 version. Notable change is that new entries are sent to /(index)/_bulk instead of /_bulk URL; this may affect ACLs although access to /(index) was required before too.

21 October 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL extension PostGIS has been updated to version 2.5.3

18 October 2019

The MySQL server options default_time_zone and group_concat_max_len have been added to Aiven for MySQL as advanced options.

17 October 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL now has the tsm_system_rows extension available.

16 October 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL's pgstattuple extension is now supported for PostgreSQL versions 10 and 11.

15 October 2019

Aiven's Kafka Connect JDBC connector has been updated to version 6.0.1. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

14 October 2019

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 7.4.0 is now available. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 7.4.0 and Kibana. To enable upgrading to Elasticsearch 7, you must first apply the latest maintenance updates for your Elasticsearch 6 service.

07 October 2019

Kafka Connect Debezium 0.10.0.Final now available. Please see the Release Notes for what's new in this release.

07 October 2019

Aiven collection of single message transformations (SMTs) for Kafka Connect has been updated to version 0.1.1. Please see the release notes and the documentation.

04 October 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.4.2.

02 October 2019

Kafka Connect Stream Reactor 1.2.2 now available. Please see the Release Notes for what's new in this release.

30 September 2019

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 0.5.0. Please see the changelog and the documentation.

26 September 2019

MySQL server version 8.0.17 now available. Please see the Release Notes for what's new in this release.

26 September 2019

Updated Redis to major version 5.0.6. Please see the Changelog for what's new in this release.

19 September 2019

Aiven for InfluxDB has been upgraded to the latest release, 1.7.8, which includes a number of bug fixes. See the Changelog for details of the changes.

11 September 2019

Aiven collection of Single Message Transformations (SMTs) for Kafka Connect version 0.1.0 has been added. Please see the documentation.

10 September 2019

Added more Kafka Connect metrics (connect-worker-rebalance-metrics, sink-task-metrics, source-task-metrics).

10 September 2019

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 0.4.0. Please see the documentation.

09 September 2019

Updated Grafana to version 6.3.5 and all plugins to latest versions. Please see the release notes for more details.

05 September 2019

Apache Kafka version 2.3 is now available on Aiven. Also Kafka 2.1 and 2.2 are updated to the latest code. Support was also added for separate Kafka Connect clusters.

01 September 2019

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 6.8.2 is now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 6.8.2 and Kibana.

15 August 2019

Amazon Web Services,  

Cloud platforms

Added support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Bahrain (me-south-1) and Hong Kong (ap-east-1) regions. All Aiven services are now available in the new regions.

13 August 2019

Kafka Connect sink connector for Google BigQuery version 1.2.0 has been added. Please see the documentation.

08 August 2019

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector has been updated to version 0.3.2. Please see the documentation.

08 August 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 11.5, 10.10, 9.6.15 and 9.5.19. See release notes for more details.

08 August 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.4.1.

12 July 2019

Added Pagerduty datasource and Statusmap panel to Grafana. Please see Pagerduty Datasouce and Statusmap Panel for more details.

10 July 2019

Metrics for Kafka Connect

27 June 2019

Updated Grafana to version 6.2.5 and all plugins to latest versions. Please see the release notes for more details.

27 June 2019

Splunk Kafka Connect Connector version 1.1.1 has been added. Please see the documentation.

26 June 2019

Snowflake Kafka Connect Connector version 0.3 has been added. Please see the documentation.

26 June 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.3.2.

24 June 2019

Added Instana data source and singlestat panel plugin to Grafana. Please see Instana Data Souce and Singlestat Math Panel for more details.

20 June 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 11.4, 10.9, 9.6.14 and 9.5.18. See release notes for more details.

18 June 2019

Schema registry client and Elasticsearch and JDBC connectors have been updated to version 5.0.3

18 June 2019

User configurable backup start time. Allows always creating backups at the given time of day.

18 June 2019

Enable SCRAM-SHA-256 and SCRAM-SHA-512 mechanisms for Kafka SASL authentication. The new options can be used in addition to the previously enabled PLAIN mechanism.

13 June 2019

Support accessing Grafana from non-private addresses with services running in the VPC. Enabling this requires a separate configuration change under advanced settings.

11 June 2019

Kafka Connect GCS sink connector by Aiven has been updated to version 0.1.3.

11 June 2019

Support accessing MySQL and Prometheus on MySQL services from non-private addresses with services running in the VPC. Enabling this requires a separate configuration change under advanced settings.

06 June 2019

User configurable global SQL mode.

03 June 2019

Support accessing Prometheus metrics from non-private addresses with services running in the VPC. Enabling this requires a separate configuration change under advanced settings.

03 June 2019

Support accessing Elasticsearch, Kibana, Redis and InfluxDB from non-private addresses with services running in the VPC. Enabling this requires a separate configuration change under advanced settings.

21 May 2019

Support sending logs to external Elasticsearch service. To get started with the external Elasticsearch integration see the External Elasticsearch integration guide

12 May 2019

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 5.6.16 is now available for Elasticsearch 5.6 users. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 5.6.16 and Kibana.

10 May 2019

MySQL server version 8.0.16 now available.

09 May 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 11.3, 10.8, 9.6.13 and 9.5.17. See release notes for more details.

07 May 2019

Add support for Stream Reactor's Kafka Connect sink

07 May 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.3.0.

06 May 2019

Sink and Source Kafka Connect JDBC connectors by Aiven are available as part of Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect.

30 April 2019

Updated Grafana to version 6.1.6 and all plugins to latest versions. Please see the release notes for more details.

29 April 2019

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 6.7.1 is now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 6.7.1 and Kibana.

25 April 2019

Updated Grafana to version 6.1.4 and all plugins to latest versions. Please see the release notes for more details.

20 April 2019

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Osaka (asia-northeast2) region. All Aiven services are now available in the new region.

18 April 2019

Cloud platforms,  

Microsoft Azure

Added support for Azure regions France Central, India West, Korea Central and South Africa North regions. All Aiven services are now available in these regions.

17 April 2019

Apache Kafka version 2.2 is now available on Aiven.

10 April 2019

Kafka Connect GCS connector by Aiven is available as part of Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect.

09 April 2019

When using metrics integration, Aiven for Grafana now automatically creates dashboards for MySQL, Cassandra, Elasticsearch and Redis services, in addition to previously available Kafka and PostgreSQL services. Taking these into use may require applying a maintenance update for your Grafana service. To get started with metrics integrations, see the getting started guide.

03 April 2019

Aiven for InfluxDB has been upgraded to the latest release, 1.7.5, which includes a number of bug fixes. See the Changelog for details of the changes.

02 April 2019

Updated Grafana to version 6.0.2 and all plugins to latest versions. Please see the release notes for more details.

01 April 2019

Aiven for Apache Cassandra has been updated to latest minor release 3.11.4.

01 April 2019

Updated Redis to major version 5.0.4. Please see the Changelog for what's new in this release.

19 March 2019

Aiven for MySQL 8.0.15 preview is now available. You can start new MySQL services from the Aiven web console the same way as any other services. The Aiven for MySQL service supports all the same features as Aiven for PostgreSQL service except for connection pooling.

12 March 2019

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Zürich (europe-west6) region. All Aiven services are now available in the new region.

06 March 2019

Datadog Agent version 6.10.0 is now available. All new services will be using this version and existing services have an optional maintenance update that can be applied to update. To see what's new see the Datadog Agent release notes.

28 February 2019

Debezium, a CDC connector for Kafka and PostgreSQL has been updated to version 0.9.2 and now includes support for SQL Server

27 February 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL versions 10 and 11 now include the SI unit extension.

25 February 2019

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 6.6.1 is now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 6.6.1 and Kibana.

18 February 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 11.2, 10.7, 9.6.12 and 9.5.16. See release announcement for more details.

18 February 2019

Debezium, a CDC connector for Kafka and PostgreSQL has been updated to version 0.9.1

06 February 2019

Updated Grafana to version 5.4.3 and all plugins to latest versions. Added grafana-gauge-panel plugin. Please see the release notes for more details.

05 February 2019

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.2.0. Aiven extras has been updated to version 1.0.2, adding support for auto explain and for changing owner of public schema.

05 February 2019

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 6.6.0 and 5.6.14 are now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 6.6.0 and Kibana.

30 January 2019

Schema Registry can be managed from the Aiven console. Select a Kafka service and head to the Schema Registry tab to get started. Using this feature may require applying a maintenance update.

30 January 2019

Aiven for Apache Kafka services now support Jolokia integration for accessing JMX metrics over HTTP/REST protocol. See this help article for more details. Existing services may need to install an optional maintenance upgrade to make the functionality available.

30 January 2019

Aiven for InfluxDB has been upgraded to the latest release, 1.7.3, which includes a number of new features and bug fixes. See the Changelog for details of the changes.

29 January 2019

Security and Compliance

Aiven is now HIPAA compliant and we can sign HIPAA BAAs to cover Aiven services in AWS and GCP clouds. Please contact support for more information.

15 January 2019

Billing

Multiple billing currencies are now available. All Aiven prices are set in US dollars, but you can now elect to be billed at a different currency, to convert the charges accrued to your selected currency at the end of the month. Accepted currencies are US dollars, Euros, Pounds sterling, Swiss francs, Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, Swedish kronor, Norwegian kroner and Danish kroner. For the time being, currency can only be updated via the API, support for changing billing currency in the dashboard will be available in the near future.

31 December 2018

Aiven platform,  

APIs and SDKs

Aiven REST API stable version 1 has been released. The v1 API is identical to the previous v1beta API and both v1 and v1beta endpoints are available. API users are encouraged to switch from v1beta to v1.

31 December 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL's TimescaleDB extension has been updated to version 1.1.1.

12 December 2018

Amazon Web Services,  

Cloud platforms

Added support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Stockholm (eu-north-1) region. All Aiven services are now available in the new region.

07 December 2018

Kafka Connect can be managed from Aiven console. Select a Kafka service which has Connect enabled and go to Kafka Connect tab. Using this feature may require applying a maintenance update.

04 December 2018

Aiven for Elasticsearch now supports choosing max number of indices to keep based on glob style naming patterns. See this help article for more details. Existing services may need to install an optional maintenance upgrade to make the functionality available.

03 December 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect includes Google Cloud Pub/Sub and Couchbase sink and source connectors.

29 November 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka 2.1.0 is now supported as an additional new major version option.

28 November 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL extension PostGIS has been updated to version 2.5.1 and the TimescaleDB extension version has been updated to version 1.0.0.

28 November 2018

Aiven for Apache Cassandra has been updated to latest minor release 3.11.3.

28 November 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka has been updated to latest minor release 2.0.1, also 1.0 and 1.1 versions have gotten some fixes.

14 November 2018

Updated Grafana to version 5.3.4 and all plugins to latest versions. Added grafana-gauge-panel plugin. Please see the release notes for more details.

09 November 2018

Aiven for Elasticsearch version 5.6.13 and 6.4.3 support is now available. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 5.6.13, and Elasticsearch 6.4.3.

09 November 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka REST supports configuring some settings, please see the help article for more details.

08 November 2018

Aiven for Apache Cassandra is now generally available. See the Cassandra service page and help article for more details.

08 November 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL 10 now supports the extension pg_prometheus allowing Aiven for PostgreSQL to be used as a Prometheus storage database.

08 November 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 11.1, 10.6, 9.6.11 and 9.5.15. See release announcement for more details.

08 November 2018

Aiven for Elasticsearch, Kafka, PostgreSQL and Redis services now support Prometheus integration. See this help article for more details. Existing services may need to install an optional maintenance upgrade to make the functionality available.

05 November 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL 11 now available. PostgreSQL 11 comes with many new features and performance enhancements. The PostGIS extension has also been updated to version 2.5.0. Please see our blog post for more details.

02 November 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect now supports the MySQL JDBC driver

02 November 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL now supports in-place major version upgrades, greatly speeding up the time needed for an upgrade. For help on the new functionality please see our help article

31 October 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL,  

DigitalOcean,  

Google Cloud Platform

New Aiven for PostgreSQL 32 CPU / 190 GB RAM plans are now available in Google Cloud Platform and DigitalOcean. These plans replace the previous 160 GB plans, offering better performance at the same price points.

30 October 2018

Many Azure regions now utilize the L instance types for Aiven for PostgreSQL plans improving their performance and lowering the price. The new instance type is available for 64 GB and larger plans.

26 October 2018

Updated Grafana to version 5.3.2 and all plugins to latest versions. Added grafana-diagram plugin. Please see the release notes for more details.

24 October 2018

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Hong Kong (asia-east2) region. All Aiven services are now available in the new region.

18 October 2018

Updated Elasticsearch to newest versions: 6.4.2 and 5.6.12. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 6.4.2, 5.6.11 and 5.6.12.

17 October 2018

Updated Grafana to version 5.3.1 and all plugins to latest versions. Please see the release notes for more details.

12 October 2018

Kafka Connect S3 connector by Confluent is available as part of Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect.

09 October 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka now reports consumer offsets also for offline consumers. Old services need to apply optional maintenance update to enable this functionality.

03 October 2018

Aiven for Redis business plans now have read-only replica URI available in Aiven Dashboard and over the API.

01 October 2018

New Aiven for Apache Kafka plans with 6, 9 and 15 brokers are now generally available. The new plans replace the previous 5x and 7x tiers and increase the scaling options available for all Aiven for Apache Kafka users. The new plans are optimized for high availability across cloud regions with three or more availability zones.

25 September 2018

Aiven for Elasticsearch 6.4.1 version support now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch 6.4, Elasticsearch 6.4.1 and Kibana.

18 September 2018

Aiven for Elasticsearch automatically adjusts index replication factor on multi-node services to minimize risk of data loss. Please see the help article for more details.

18 September 2018

Update PostgreSQL 10 extension wal2json to latest version.

14 September 2018

Aiven for Grafana now supports authentication via Google, Github and GitLab. Please see the help article for more details.

05 September 2018

Updated Grafana to version 5.2.3. Please see the release notes for more details.

04 September 2018

Aiven for Redis,  

Amazon Web Services

Aiven for Redis Startup-14 and larger plans now utilize the new R5 and X1E instance types in many AWS regions. Prices of such plans were reduced by up to 25%.

30 August 2018

Amazon Web Services

Many small and medium sized plans running in supported AWS regions now utilize the new t3 instance types, greatly increasing their performance.

29 August 2018

Dashboard

Aiven Console has been updated with a new theme along with various usability improvements.

29 August 2018

Cloud platforms,  

UpCloud

Added support UpCloud San Jose region. All Aiven services are now available in this region.

15 August 2018

Added support for configuring SMTP and Google Analytics to Grafana. Please see the help article for more details.

13 August 2018

Updated Redis to minor version 4.0.11. Please see the Changelog for what's new in this release.

13 August 2018

Kafka ACL update: allow consumer group deletion

13 August 2018

Grafana updated to 5.2.2. Please refer to the changelog for what's new.

13 August 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL has added support for TimescaleDB version 0.11.0, pg_repack 1.4.3 and to version 1.0.0 of a new package called aiven-extras. Aiven-extras is an extension meant to allow additional PostgreSQL superuser-only functionality to be used. Initially it adds support for the use of PostgreSQL logical replication to and from Aiven for PostgreSQL.

10 August 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14 and 9.3.24. See the release announcement for more details.

07 August 2018

Debezium, a CDC connector for Kafka and PostgreSQL has been updated to version 0.8.1 and PostgreSQL's wal2json extension has been updated to May 23rd version

06 August 2018

Pgbouncer statistics are now available for the Aiven for PostgreSQL primary user (avnadmin.)

03 August 2018

Kafka's Schema registry, Kafka-REST and Connect framework have been updated to version 5.0.0

02 August 2018

Aiven for Elasticsearch now has versions 5.6.10 and 6.3.2 available. A maintenance update is available for existing customersZ and can be applied on the Aiven Dashboard.

31 July 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka now has versions 1.0.2, 1.1.1 and 2.0.0 available. As a new feature it's also now possible to choose the Kafka major version to use. Aiven for Apache Kafka services get minor version upgrades while the major version stays fixed. Upgrading to a newer major version is possible by going to your Aiven for Apache Kafka service's dashboard and clicking on the 'Upgrade Kafka...' button.

17 July 2018

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Los Angeles (us-west2) region. All Aiven services are now available in the new region.

09 July 2018

Updated Datadog Agent to version 6.3.1 and enabled Kafka consumer group offset and lag metrics for Datadog. An optional maintenance update is available for Kafka services to allow upgrading to the new version.

06 July 2018

Updated Grafana to version 5.2.1 and updated all available plugins to the latest versions. Please refer to the changelog for what's new.

27 June 2018

Security,  

Dashboard

Added support for tracking and revoking individual authentication tokens. See this help article for more details.

19 June 2018

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Hamina, Finland (europe-north1) region. All Aiven services are now available in the new region.

14 June 2018

Updated Redis to minor version 4.0.10. Please see the Changelog for what's new in this release.

31 May 2018

Security and Compliance,  

Certification

Aiven is now certified compliant with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 information security standard. To view the certificate, visit the Security and Compliance page.

25 May 2018

Updated Grafana to version 5.1.3 and updated all available plugins to the latest versions. Please refer to the changelog for what's new.

17 May 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL now supports metrics service integration with Aiven for InfluxDB and Grafana. The metrics integration comes with a ready-made default Grafana dashboard. The integration can be enabled from Aiven console -> Services -> Service Name -> Service integrations section. For existing PostgreSQL and Grafana services optional maintenance upgrades need to be installed to start using the new integration.

11 May 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 10.4, 9.6.9, 9.5.13 and 9.3.23. See the release announcement for more details.

07 May 2018

Updated Grafana to version 5.1.0 and updated all available plugins to the latest versions. Please refer to the changelog for what's new.

03 May 2018

Introduce new, even larger InfluxDB plans to allow processing a greater number of time series. The new plans come with 150, 200 and 240 gigabytes of memory.

27 April 2018

Kafka consumer group offsets and replication lags are now available in Grafana (kafka_consumer_group, split by topic and partition).

26 April 2018

Aiven for Apache Cassandra is available in beta. Please contact our support to join the program.

19 April 2018

Help article for enabling topic auto-create in Kafka and setting default values for topic configuration

11 April 2018

Aiven for Redis,  

DigitalOcean,  

Google Cloud Platform,  

UpCloud

The prices of medium and larger Redis plans (Startup-14 and above) in DO, GCP and UpCloud were lowered by up to 40% in many regions.

05 April 2018

Datadog metrics support for Aiven for Elasticsearch, Kafka, PostgreSQL and Redis services. Please refer to the help article for more information.

04 April 2018

Updated Grafana to version 5.0.4 and updated all available plugins to the latest versions. Please refer to the changelog for what's new.

30 March 2018

Dashboard

The service metrics page now shows load average to make it easier to see if the service is underprovisioned.

29 March 2018

The Redis EVAL command is now enabled by default for all new Redis instances. Old instances will be updated during next Redis maintenance update (4.0.9 for most customers).

27 March 2018

Aiven for InfluxDB has been upgraded to the latest release, 1.5.1, which includes a number of bug fixes. See the Changelog for details of the changes.

26 March 2018

Introduce new InfluxDB plans with more memory. InfluxDB requires a significant amount of memory for each data series and the new plans make it easier and more affordable to scale to higher tiers allowing more time series to be used inside a single InfluxDB service.

22 March 2018

Cloud platforms,  

Microsoft Azure

Added support for Azure regions India Central, India South and Korea South regions. All Aiven services are now available in these regions.

21 March 2018

Introduce support for PostgreSQL read replicas. Read replicas allow you to create separate read-only copies of an existing Aiven for PostgreSQL database in a different region and cloud. The new functionality will be documented in detail in an upcoming blog post.

19 March 2018

Aiven for InfluxDB has been upgraded to the latest release, 1.5.0, which introduces numerous new features and improvements. See the release announcement for details of the changes in the 1.5 series.

17 March 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka has been upgraded to the latest minor release, 1.0.1. See release notes for details of the changes.

16 March 2018

Aiven for Elasticsearch has been upgraded to versions 5.6.8 and 6.2.2. All new Elasticsearch services will be using these new versions and older customers will be upgraded to it over time.

13 March 2018

Cloud platforms,  

Dashboard

Web console support for VPC peering. VPCs can now be requested and viewed in the console.

12 March 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka enables support for topic creation and management using the Kafka protocol. This functionality was first introduced in Kafka 0.10.1.0 and has been gradually taken into use across Kafka compatible tooling. Enabling this functionality makes it easier to Kafka Streams, Kafka KSQL and Kafka Connect as well as other tooling with Aiven for Apache Kafka. To control access to topic creation, a new ACL permission level admin has been created. Admin includes readwrite permission, but also includes permissions to create, modify and delete topics over the Kafka protocol.

06 March 2018

Added support for the extension TimescaleDB. TimescaleDB allows efficient use of timeseries data in a PostgreSQL service. To see our full list of extensions see our help article.

01 March 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 10.3, 9.6.8, 9.5.12 and 9.3.22. See the release announcement for more details.

23 February 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL,  

Amazon Web Services,  

Google Cloud Platform

Introduce new, larger, PostgreSQL plans for Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. GCP now has plans with up to 360 gigabytes of RAM and 96 CPUs, AWS now has plans with up to 480 gigabytes of RAM and 64 CPUs.

20 February 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL,  

Amazon Web Services

The prices of medium and larger PostgreSQL plans (Startup-16 and above) in AWS were lowered by up to 40% in most regions.

15 February 2018

Security

New Aiven services no longer allow TLS 1.0 or 1.1 connections, requiring TLS 1.2 new secure communications. Please contact Aiven support to enable or disable TLS 1.0 or 1.1 for running services.

14 February 2018

Dashboard,  

Website

New aiven.io website was launched. The dashboard will be updated to match the new theme during the coming weeks.

12 February 2018

Aiven for Elasticsearch 6.2.0 version support now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch and Kibana.

10 February 2018

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 10.2, 9.6.7, 9.5.11 and 9.3.21. See the release announcement for more details.

07 February 2018

Cloud platforms

VPC peering can now be requested over the Aiven API and using the Aiven command-line client. Web console integration will be introduced in the coming weeks.

05 February 2018

Aiven for Redis service's connection limits have been increased, allowing hundreds of thousands of connections in the largest Aiven for Redis plans

03 February 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka service now implements automatic leader balancing, improving the resource utilization of each broker.

24 January 2018

Aiven for Apache Kafka now allows up to 2048 partitions per topic.

23 January 2018

Cloud platforms,  

Amazon Web Services

Added support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Paris region. All Aiven services are now available in the new region.

22 January 2018

New Aiven for Elasticsearch, InfluxDB and Redis services now always use SSL/TLS certificates signed by public Certificate Authorities, making it simpler to configure the services for secure access.

19 January 2018

Cloud platforms,  

Amazon Web Services

New Aiven services now utilize the `m5` instance types in Amazon Web Services regions where they are available (N. Virginia, Oregon, Ireland and London) for greatly improved performance

18 January 2018

Upgraded InfluxDB to version 1.4

17 January 2018

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Montréal (northamerica-northeast1), Eemshaven, Netherlands (europe-west4) and Mumbai (asia-south1) regions. All Aiven services are now available in the new regions.

13 January 2018

Cloud platforms,  

UpCloud

Added support for new UpCloud Helsinki#2 zone. Highly-available Aiven plans running in UpCloud Helsinki are now distributed across two availability zones.

12 January 2018

Aiven for Grafana hobbyist plans are being discontinued. From now on all Aiven for Grafana services provide a commonly accepted TLS certificate to make adoption even easier.

11 January 2018

Send advanced Aiven for Apache Kafka telemetry data to an Aiven for InfluxDB metrics database and visualize it in Aiven for Grafana. See the Getting Started article for more information.

10 January 2018

Cloud platforms,  

Security

Initial fixes deployed for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. See the Aiven statement on Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities for more information.

25 December 2017

Aiven for Redis upgrade to Redis version 4.0.6 available as an optional maintenance update.

21 December 2017

Aiven for Apache Kafka user and topic Access Control List (ACL) listing handling performance was greatly improved for large access control lists.

20 December 2017

Billing,  

Dashboard

Multiple email addresses can now be entered into billing information. Monthly invoices are automatically sent to all configured addresses.

19 December 2017

Aiven for Apache Kafka 1.0 version support now available. All existing Kafka versions will be upgraded to this version over time. Includes several bug fixes. To see what's new see our blog post.

21 November 2017

Topic retention times are no longer limited and can be set to any value. Setting retention time to -1 `will disable time-based retention altogether.

17 November 2017

Added support for version 4.6.1 and update all available plugins to the latest versions. Please refer to the changelog for what's new.

14 November 2017

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 9.3.20, 9.5.10, 9.6.6 and 10.1. To see what's changed please refer to the releases notes for 9.3, 9.5, 9.6 and 10 respectively.

10 November 2017

Aiven for Elasticsearch 5.6.3 version support now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch and Kibana.

09 November 2017

Aiven for PostgreSQL,  

Amazon Web Services

Added support for using local PCIe NVMe SSDs on Amazon Web Services (AWS.) This results in much higher IO performance in your Aiven for PostgreSQL service running on top of AWS. See our blog post for news about the change.

20 October 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) southamerica-east1 region in São Paulo, Brazil. All Aiven services are now available in the region.

16 October 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Google Compute Platform (GCP): started using Local SSDs for much improved performance in plans with larger disk sizes. Disk performance improvements of up to 700% have been seen in some workloads.

14 October 2017

Aiven ZooKeeper: Added a new service type ZooKeeper for invite only beta-testing. Send an email to sales@aiven.io if you'd like an invite to the beta program.

13 October 2017

Cloud platforms,  

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean: add support for larger plan types in Bangalore and London regions. The addition of volume support to these regions has made it possible to support larger plan types.

12 October 2017

Allow setting custom_domain to be able to use InfluxDB underneath your own domain. This allows having your Aiven for InfluxDB service under a domain like myinflux.example.com.

11 October 2017

Upgraded pg_partman to 3.1.0 for Aiven for PostgreSQL 10.

03 October 2017

Added support for kuromoji analysis plugin for Aiven for Elasticsearch 5.x versions.

30 September 2017

Added support for version 4.5.2 and update all available plugins to the latest versions. Please refer to the changelog for what's new.

21 September 2017

Allow setting min.insync.replicas and retention.bytes options for Kafka topics through the user_config interface. These can be set through user_config with the Aiven command-line client. For a description of what they control see the Apache Kafka documentation.

15 September 2017

Allow adjusting log_min_duration_statement through the user_config interface. You can use the Aiven command-line client to configure this.

07 September 2017

Added support for external_image_storage Amazon Web Services S3 for alerts. This allows you to take screenshots of your graphs automatically to an S3 bucket.

05 September 2017

Aiven for Elasticsearch 5.5.2 version support now available. All new Elasticsearch services will be using this version and older customers will be upgraded to it over time. To see what's new see the release notes for Elasticsearch and Kibana.

04 September 2017

Added support for version 1.3.5. To see what's new, check out the InfluxDB Changelog.

01 September 2017

Updated to latest minor releases 9.3.19, 9.5.9 and 9.6.5. To see what's changed please refer to the releases notes for 9.3, 9.5 and 9.6 respectively.

30 August 2017

Support the latest version 4.4.3. To see what's new refer to the Grafana changelog.

29 August 2017

Added support for alexanderzobnin-zabbix-app plugin.

24 August 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) europe-west3 region in Frankfurt, Germany. All Aiven services are now available in the region.

14 August 2017

Added support for version 0.11.0.0. Please refer to the release notes for what's new in the release.

10 August 2017

Aiven for PostgreSQL updated to latest minor releases 9.3.18, 9.5.8 and 9.6.4. To see what's changed please refer to the releases notes for 9.3, 9.5 and 9.6 respectively.

08 August 2017

Added support for version 5.5.1. To find out what's changed please see the release notes for Kibana and Elasticsearch.

04 August 2017

Added support for larger seven node plans. Note that it is possible to also request much larger custom plans than this.

03 August 2017

Upgraded to minor release 1.3.1. To see what's new, check out the InfluxDB Changelog.

23 July 2017

Added support for the extension dblink_fdw . dblink_fdw allows you to connect to remote PostgreSQL services from within your database and to run queries on them. To see our full list of extensions see our help article.

19 July 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Microsoft Azure

Added support for Azure regions Germany Central and Northeast. All Aiven services are available in both regions.

16 July 2017

Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect add support for the JDBC Kafka Connector. This allows you to automatically load data to and from a JDBC compatible database like Aiven for PostgreSQL.

15 July 2017

Aiven for Apache Kafka user and topic Access Control List (ACL) support now available. Username and topic both accept a glob with * and ? wildcards. Permission granted can be one of read, write or readwrite. By default, we allow readwrite to all topics for all users. Please refer to our help article for more details.

13 July 2017

Dashboard,  

Security

Added support for two factor authentication. This allows you to configure your login to require two different authentication sources for enhanced security. To learn more see our help article.

11 July 2017

Updated to version 4.4.1, also update all Grafana plugins to latest versions. To see what's new see the Grafana changelog.

28 June 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) australia-southeast1 region as Australia, New South Wales - Google Cloud: Sydney. All Aiven services are now available in the region.

26 June 2017

Added support for version 5.4.2. All new plans will now use the new version and all existing customer will be upgraded to this version in the future. To check what's changed please see the release notes for Kibana and Elasticsearch.

14 June 2017

Cloud platforms,  

DigitalOcean

Added support for larger plan types in DigitalOcean (DO) Toronto tor1 region.

12 June 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Add support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) europe-west2 London region. All Aiven services are now available in the region.

07 June 2017

Removed all database and service user account limits. Previously there was a limit to the amount of USERs and DATABASEs that a customer could create.

05 June 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for VPC peering in Google Compute Platform (GCP). This allows direct access from your own GCP private network to Aiven Services. To set VPC peering up, please check out our VPC peering help article.

30 May 2017

Added support for Aiven for PostgreSQL plan tiers -120 and -160 in all Azure regions.

25 May 2017

Added support for Aiven for Grafana 4.3.1 and updated all Grafana plugins to latest versions. To see what's new refer to the changelog.

19 May 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) us-east4 US Virginia region. All Aiven services are now available within the region.

15 May 2017

Now allows the use of the "postgres" database, commonly used for maintenance purposes by some applications. Previously the use of this database was restricted.

11 May 2017

Updated to latest minor releases 9.3.17, 9.5.7 and 9.6.3. To see what's changed please refer to the releases notes for 9.3, 9.5 and 9.6 respectively.

09 May 2017

Can now allow EVAL and EVALSHA feature use based on request. To turn the feature on for your Aiven for Redis service please send a request to: support@aiven.io

08 May 2017

Added create role permissions for avnadmin user. The avnadmin user can now CREATE ROLEs directly without using the web console.

02 May 2017

Added support for using cleanup compaction for topics. This new capability exists in addition to the existing topic cleanup deletion policy.

28 April 2017

Added support for configuring offset topic retention through a user_config value. Allowed values range between 1 and 14400 minutes. Default value remains the same at 1440 minutes.

22 April 2017

Added support add CREATE DATABASE permissions for avnadmin user. Previously, database creation and deletion were only possible through Aiven Web console.

20 April 2017

Add support for Elasticsearch Kafka Connect connector. The connector allows you to insert automatically all the data in a Kafka topic to an Elasticsearch service.

17 April 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added support for the new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Singapore region, all services are now available in the region.

11 April 2017

Cloud platforms,  

Microsoft Azure

Added support for new Azure Australia East and Azure Australia Southeast regions. All service types are now available in both regions.

24 March 2017

Added support for the new major release 0.10.2.0. Please refer to the release notes for what's new.

23 March 2017

Updated to minor version 1.2.2. lease see the Changelog for what's new in this release.

16 March 2017

Aiven for PostgreSQL,  

Amazon Web Services,  

Google Cloud Platform

Added Startup, Business and Premium -240 plans for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Service (AWS.)

15 March 2017

Cloud platforms,  

UpCloud

Added support for new UpCloud Amsterdam and Singapore regions. All Aiven services are now available in the new regions.

13 March 2017

Added an unlimited_topic_retention feature that can be turned on for a service based on a customer request. The features allows setting unlimited retention time for a topic.

07 March 2017

Updated to release 4.1.2 and updated all Grafana plugins to latest versions. To see what's new please refer to the changelog.

02 March 2017

Updated to minor version 5.2.2. Please refer to the release notes of Kibana and Elasticsearch for what's new.

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