Aiven Community

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A place for open source data infrastructure practitioners like you to network, share knowledge, and power each other up - so we can build great solutions together.

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Share your passion for solving data problems through open source technology with the wider community - by writing about it.

Solving problems with event streaming


Find out about the challenges some of the amazing innovators in our data community are facing, and how event streaming has helped them meet those challenges (with a little bit of help from their friends).

Aiven contributions

Contribute to Aiven-maintained open source projects

Aiven owns and maintains multiple open source projects – here are a few of our main repos and other projects we help maintain. We welcome contributions to all our projects. You can find links to the GitHub repos in the project list below, or check out the rest of Aiven’s projects on GitHub.


PGHoard is a python-based backup daemon and restore tooling for PostgreSQL. It uses cloud object stores to store the backup data. We use this tool in our own setup and it is also relied upon by others. Its sister project, MyHoard, offers similar functionality for MySQL.

Apache Kafka®

Karapace is the companion to Apache Kafka®, offering some excellent add-ons to give Apache Kafka even more powerful features. Included in the box: a Kafka Rest Proxy (both client and server side), and schema storage and registry functionality.

Apache Kafka®

Klaw, the latest open source tool Aiven added to the portfolio, helps enterprises cope with Apache Kafka® topics, schema registry and connectors governance by introducing roles / authorizations to users of various teams of an organization.


Many teams use the Aiven platform with Terraform. We encourage you to give this handy provider a try for managing your resources. Let us know how it fits your needs, we're always working to improve the tools you use to integrate with our platform.


Get together and share knowledge

Participate in the open source data infrastructure events organized by the Aiven community. Explore your local events or join our live streams.


Meet your Postgres peeps in Paris 🥐 and "Fix Your Strings" with Aiven Senior Developer Advocate Francesco Tisiot.

Mar 23, 2023 - Mar 23, 2023

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM UTC

Paris, FR


Olena Kutsenko, Senior Developer Advocate, and Ewelina Grajko, Sustainability Lead, will speak at FemTechConf Live, an event we're also proud to sponsor.

Mar 24, 2023 - Mar 25, 2023

08:11 AM - 08:12 AM UTC


Meet up

Michael Walmsley, AWS Solution Architect at Accenture, and Troy Sellers, Solution Architect at Aiven, at the Sydney Open Source Data Infrastructure meetup, talk about Serverless observability and ClickHouse, respectively.

Apr 3, 2023 - Apr 3, 2023

04:00 PM - 07:00 PM UTC

Sydney, AU


Join Matty Stratton, our Director of Developer Relations, in Melbourne for his talk "Zero trust is for networks, not your teams".

Apr 5, 2023 - Apr 6, 2023

07:00 AM - 03:00 PM UTC

Melbourne, AU

Meet up

Join the Milan Open Source Data Infrastructure meetup for talks on Serverless, and ClickHouse, by Luca Bianchi, CTO at Neosperience, and Salvatore Mesoraca, Senior Software Engineer at Aiven.

Apr 12, 2023 - Apr 12, 2023

04:00 PM - 07:00 PM UTC

Milan, IT


Sébastien Blanc, Staff Developer Advocate, and Floor Drees, Staff Community Program Manager, will be at KubeCon, and co-host a meetup with PingCAP.

Apr 18, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023

07:19 AM - 07:20 AM UTC

Amsterdam, NL


Join Olena Babenko, Olena Kutsenko, and Chris Egerton at the premier event for people who want to learn about streaming data.

May 16, 2023 - May 17, 2023

07:00 AM - 04:00 PM UTC

London, GB


Want to start a meetup?

We’re happy to support you!

Organize your local meetup

Aiven-sponsored meetups are events where like-minded people in tech can connect, learn about problem-solving with open source data solutions, and hear from experts.

Do you want to run a community meetup around open source data infrastructure? We’d be happy for you to bring up any relevant technologies, including but not limited to the ones you can run on Aiven.

We’ll support you in the following:

  • Find speakers for your event
  • Help with promotion
  • Sponsor catering
  • Provide swag and promotional materials

Ready to create your meetup? Looking for some tips or support?