Aiven Elasticsearch is the easy, massively scalable cloud hosting solution for your document and full-text search needs.

Aiven Elasticsearch is a distributed document and full-text indexing service. It supports doing complex data analytics in real-time on a massive scale.

Aiven Elasticsearch is available in AWS, Azure, GCP, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean and UpCloud.

Multiple clouds supported


Completely automatic setup and maintenance

Aiven hosted Elasticsearch services are launched by a push of a button and non-functional nodes are automatically replaced with new ones.

Get your Elasticsearch servers running fast

It only takes a few minutes to sign-up, pick a service plan and get an Aiven Elasticsearch service running.


Larger Aiven Elasticsearch plans have at least three nodes that will automatically take over the duties of any failed nodes. New nodes are also automatically provisioned and normal operation is resumed without any required user intervention.

Automatic real-time backups to a remote location

Full database backups are hourly uploaded to extremely fault resilient cloud-specific object stores.


Seamlessly upgrade from a single-node starter plan to a geo-replicated premium setup without downtime

You can smoothly upgrade to a larger plan with High Availability and better performance without causing any downtime.

Migrate databases between clouds without downtime

Move your database service between regions or to different clouds altogether at the push of a button, without downtime.

Automatic SSL certificates

SSL certificates for Kibana, accepted by all major browsers, are included in all non-Hobbyist plans.


Use Kibana to search and visualize your data

You can use Kibana to search and visualize your data in your Aiven Elasticsearch indexes. Kibana also provides advanced analytics capabilities to easily make sense of large quantities of data.

Powerful REST API and command-line tools

Besides using the Web-interface you can control your Elasticsearch services through our command line client or by directly calling our REST API.

Always the latest Elasticsearch versions

Aiven Elasticsearch always allows you to use the very latest Elasticsearch features. Currently we provide Elasticsearch major versions 2.4 and 5.6. The corresponding Kibana versions for these are currently 4.6 and 5.6.

Popular plugins available

Aiven Elasticsearch allows you to use popular plugins like analysis-icu, analysis-phonetic and kuromoji to enhance your service's language analysis capabilities.
Secure by design


Data always encrypted in transit and at rest

With Aiven Elasticsearch your data is always encrypted whether it's being transferred or when it's at rest on disk. We enforce the use of TLS for connections and encrypt the data on disk. We also use Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) to enforce encryption in replication connections between master and standby nodes.

Run on dedicated virtual machines, no shared resources

Always run on dedicated virtual machines, never sharing resources with other users. Provides security isolation from other users.

Automatic security update deployment

Security updates are deployed promptly and you never have to worry about patching your Elasticsearch or operating system vulnerabilities again.

Network security

All service nodes are firewalled and users are only allowed to connect from IP addresses or address ranges specified by you.

Support and
Service Level

100% service level guarantee

Aiven takes great pride in providing highly fault-resilient database services with automatic recovery in case of system failures. If an outage is caused by an apparent failure in the Aiven software, users of Startup, Business and Premium plans are provided with free usage credits covering 30 times the outage period.

Support options

Aiven operates 24/7/365 monitoring of the Aiven service and Aiven personnel will be automatically alerted to any service anomalies. Aiven personnel will rapidly address any issues in system operations requiring manual intervention.

Aiven's support staff are contactable over email at and will answer any questions regarding the Aiven service during the ongoing or next business day.

Support contracts providing higher levels of response times plus alternative contact methods (phone, IM) are available on request. Please contact for more details.

Aiven Elasticsearch plans

Hobbyist Startup Business Premium
All plans are billed by the hour sign up sign up sign up sign up
Dedicated VMs 1 1 3 5
CPUs and RAM per VM 1 cores, 1 GB † 1-8 cores, 4-32 GB † 1-8 cores, 4-32 GB † 1-8 cores, 4-32 GB †
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Seamlessly switch between plans
Performance graphs
Data encrypted on disk and network
Real-time backups to a remote location
Continuously verified data restoration
Automatic SSL certificate for Kibana
Custom domain name (CNAME) with SSL for Kibana


Plan Dedicated
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Billing details

Aiven services are billed by the hour, you only pay for the services that are running. No extra charges are applied when a service is migrated between clouds or the service type is changed. The new hourly pricing takes immediate effect on such changes.

The default billing method for Aiven usage is a credit card charge (using Stripe as the credit card processor) at the end of a calendar month. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are among the supported credit card types. The final charges will also include the applicable VAT for non-business entities within the European Union.

All Aiven prices are set in US Dollars. Clients can choose to be billed in Euros, in which case the total service bill in US Dollars over one calendar month is converted to Euros at the end of the month and an invoice is issued for that sum. Official pricing is always in US Dollars and any pricing displayed in Euros is based on estimates.

Custom pricing for up-front payment of a fixed term and invoicing are available for customers based on approval by Aiven. Please contact for a custom quote and more details on payment methods.