Aiven Changelog

Stay up-to-date with the latest Aiven improvements

18 September 2018

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • Update PostgreSQL 10 extension wal2json to latest version.

14 September 2018

Aiven Grafana
  • Add support for configuring authentication via Google, Github and GitLab. Please see the help article for more details.

05 September 2018

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

04 September 2018

Aiven RedisAmazon Web Services
  • Aiven 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 platformsUpCloud
  • Added support UpCloud San Jose region. All Aiven services are now available in this region.

15 August 2018

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

13 August 2018

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

13 August 2018

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • Aiven 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 PostgreSQL.

13 August 2018

Aiven Kafka
  • Kafka ACL update: allow consumer group deletion

13 August 2018

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

10 August 2018

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • Aiven 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

Aiven KafkaAiven PostgreSQL
  • 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

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

03 August 2018

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

02 August 2018

Aiven Elasticsearch
  • Aiven 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 Kafka
  • Aiven 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 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 Kafka service's dashboard and clicking on the 'Upgrade Kafka...' button.

17 July 2018

Cloud platformsGoogle 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

Aiven Kafka
  • 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

Aiven Grafana
  • 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

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

19 June 2018

Cloud platformsGoogle 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

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

31 May 2018

Security and ComplianceCertification
  • 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

Aiven Grafana
  • 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 PostgreSQLAiven Grafana
  • Aiven PostgreSQL now supports metrics service integration with Aiven 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 PostgreSQL
  • Aiven 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

Aiven Grafana
  • 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

Aiven InfluxDB
  • 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

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

26 April 2018

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

19 April 2018

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

11 April 2018

Aiven RedisDigitalOceanGoogle Cloud PlatformUpCloud
  • 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

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

04 April 2018

Aiven Grafana
  • 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

Aiven Redis
  • 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 InfluxDB
  • Aiven 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

Aiven InfluxDB
  • 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 platformsMicrosoft 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

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • Introduce support for PostgreSQL read replicas. Read replicas allow you to create separate read-only copies of an existing Aiven 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 InfluxDB
  • Aiven 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 Kafka
  • Aiven Kafka has been upgraded to the latest minor release, 1.0.1. See release notes for details of the changes.

16 March 2018

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

12 March 2018

Aiven Kafka
  • Aiven 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 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

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • 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 PostgreSQL
  • Aiven 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 PostgreSQLAmazon Web ServicesGoogle 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 PostgreSQLAmazon 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

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

12 February 2018

Aiven Elasticsearch
  • Aiven 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 PostgreSQL
  • Aiven 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

05 February 2018

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

03 February 2018

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

24 January 2018

Aiven Kafka
  • Aiven Kafka now allows up to 2048 partitions per topic.

23 January 2018

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

22 January 2018

Aiven ElasticsearchAiven InfluxDBAiven Redis
  • New Aiven 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 platformsAmazon 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

Aiven InfluxDB
  • Upgraded InfluxDB to version 1.4

17 January 2018

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

11 January 2018

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

10 January 2018

Cloud platformsSecurity

25 December 2017

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

21 December 2017

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

20 December 2017

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

19 December 2017

Aiven Kafka
  • Aiven 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

Aiven Kafka
  • 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

Aiven Grafana
  • 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 PostgreSQL
  • Aiven 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 Elasticsearch
  • Aiven 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 PostgreSQLAmazon 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 PostgreSQL service running on top of AWS. See our blog post for news about the change.

20 October 2017

Cloud platformsGoogle 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 platformsGoogle 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 Kafka
  • 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 platformsDigitalOcean
  • 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

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

11 October 2017

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • Upgraded pg_partman to 3.1.0 for Aiven PostgreSQL 10.

03 October 2017

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

30 September 2017

Aiven Grafana
  • 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

Aiven Kafka
  • 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

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • 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

Aiven Grafana
  • 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 Elasticsearch
  • Aiven 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

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

01 September 2017

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • 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

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

29 August 2017

Aiven Grafana
  • Added support for alexanderzobnin-zabbix-app plugin.

24 August 2017

Cloud platformsGoogle 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

Aiven Kafka
  • 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 PostgreSQL
  • Aiven 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

Aiven Elasticsearch
  • 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

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

03 August 2017

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

23 July 2017

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

16 July 2017

Aiven Kafka
  • Aiven 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 PostgreSQL.

15 July 2017

Aiven Kafka
  • Aiven 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

DashboardSecurity
  • 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

Aiven Grafana
  • 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 platformsGoogle 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

Aiven Elasticsearch
  • 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 platformsDigitalOcean
  • Added support for larger plan types in DigitalOcean (DO) Toronto tor1 region.

12 June 2017

Cloud platformsGoogle 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

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • 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 platformsGoogle 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

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

25 May 2017

Aiven Grafana
  • Added support for Aiven 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 platformsGoogle 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

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • 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

Aiven PostgreSQL
  • 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

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

08 May 2017

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

02 May 2017

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

28 April 2017

Aiven Kafka
  • 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

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

20 April 2017

Aiven Kafka
  • 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 platformsGoogle 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 platformsMicrosoft 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

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

23 March 2017

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

16 March 2017

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

15 March 2017

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

13 March 2017

Aiven Kafka
  • 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

Aiven Grafana
  • 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

Aiven Elasticsearch
  • 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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