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Aiven for Apache Kafka®

Apache Kafka as a fully managed service, with zero vendor lock-in and a full set of capabilities to build your streaming pipeline.

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What is Apache Kafka like with Aiven?

Set up fully managed Kafka in less than 10 minutes — directly from our web console or programmatically via our API, CLI, Terraform provider or Kubernetes operator. Easily connect it to your existing tech stack with over 30 connectors, and feel confident in your setup with logs and metrics available out of the box via the service integrations.

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Benefits of Aiven's Apache Kafka® as-a-service

With Aiven’s hosted and managed-for-you Apache Kafka, you can set up clusters, deploy new nodes, migrate clouds, and upgrade existing versions — in a single mouse click — and monitor them through a simple dashboard.

So you can get back to creating and implementing applications, without worrying about Kafka’s complexity.


Automatic updates and upgrades. Zero stress.

Stressing about applying maintenance updates or version upgrades to your clusters? Do them both in a single click from your Aiven dashboard. With no interruptions or downtime. Ever.


99.99% uptime. 100% human support.

Downtime is a disaster for critical applications. That’s why Aiven makes sure you get 99.99% uptime. Plus, you get access to a 100% human support team — in case you need a helping hand.


Super-transparent pricing. No networking costs.

Aiven for Apache Kafka comes with all-inclusive pricing. No hidden fees or charges, just one payment that covers networking to data storage, and everything in-between.


Scale up or scale down as you need.

Increase your storage, get more nodes, create new clusters or expand to new regions. Apache Kafka has never been this easy.

Customer stories

How Aiven customers use Apache Kafka

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Streaming billions of IoT events

"Aiven clearly offers superior cost, support and performance."

Adam Hertz

VP of Engineering

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Central message bus for hundreds of applications

"We were able to deliver databases in the cloud and set the entire transformation process within 2-3 months."

Julien Charlot

Head of Databases

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Building event-driven architecture

"We’re really, really happy with the approach that we took, and that we chose Aiven as the provider."

Nicolas Chiu

Lead Software Developer

Pricing plans

Enjoy high availability even with the smallest plan

All-inclusive pricing so you never get end-of-the-month surprises. No add-on maintenance, networking, or storage fees. Private networking (VPC), high availability multi-AZ and single-tenant, dedicated clusters with each virtual machine placed in a different availability zone. Scale up or down when needed and pay only for what you use.

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Starting at just $200 a month, prices vary based on the number of brokers and storage needs. Hourly billing saves you money. Change your plan anytime.

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Key features of Aiven for Apache Kafka

Flexible, fast and stress-free

Set up

Flexible, fast and stress-free

  • Production-ready Apache Kafka clusters in 10 minutes
  • Deploy to the cloud of your choice – 5 public clouds and +100 regions supported
  • All plans come with min. three dedicated virtual machines for high availability and enhanced resilience
  • Bring-your-own-account (BYOA) deployment model supported for strict control requirements
Integrate with your data infrastructure


Integrate with your data infrastructure

  • Integrate to your authentication solution using SAML or Google OAuth
  • Connect easily to external data sources with managed Kafka Connect and 30+ built-in connectors
  • Replicate Kafka clusters for disaster recovery or geo-proximity purposes with managed Kafka MirrorMaker 2
  • Secure network connectivity using VPC peering, PrivateLink or TransitGateway technologies
  • Integrate to your favorite observability tooling - such as Datadog, Prometheus, Jolokia and more - or use Aiven observability tools for enhanced monitoring and logging
  • open source Rest API and Schema Registry
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DevOps-friendly management and development


DevOps-friendly management and development

  • Manage your Kafka clusters using Aiven Console (GUI), CLI, Terraform or Kubernetes tools
  • Manage users and access control lists (ACL) and inspect Kafka topics easily
  • Use your preferred Kafka UI tool, e.g. Conduktor, Kafdrop or kcat
  • Guaranteed compatibility with open source software
  • Migrate easily between clouds and regions
Reliable, secure and zero lock-in


Reliable, secure and zero lock-in


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Getting started with Aiven for Apache Kafka, core concepts, how-to's and more.

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Use cases for Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is a great platform that can meet a great variety of use cases. Find out how Aiven's customers are using it to drive results and solve complexity.

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