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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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How it works

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.

Move huge amounts of data between applications quickly with Aiven for Apache Kafka

A fully managed distributed data streaming platform, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Ideal for event-driven applications, near-real-time data transfer and pipelines, stream analytics, and any other case where you need to move a lot of data between applications — and quickly.

Resources:

Get started with Aiven for Apache Kafka (docs)

What is Apache Kafka? (blog)

Introduction to event-driven architecture (blog)

Integrate your existing data sources with Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect

A fully managed distributed Apache Kafka component that lets you integrate your existing data sources and sync seamlessly with Apache Kafka. Comes with 30+ built-in connectors.

Resources:

Get started with Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect (docs)

Find connectors here (docs)

An example using Kafka Connect (blog)

Enable real-time stream processing with Aiven for Apache Flink

A distributed processing engine for stateful computations over data streams in Aiven for Apache Kafka, powered by the open-source framework Apache Flink. It enables you to easily get started with real-time stream processing using SQL.

Resources:

Get started with Aiven for Apache Flink (docs)

Introduction to Apache Flink (blog)

Build a streaming SQL pipeline with Apache Flink and Apache Kafka (blog)

Develop applications easily using Schema Registry and REST proxy

Schema Registry is a central repository of standard schemas that applications can access to serialize and deserialize messages. Rest proxy provides an HTTP interface to the Apache Kafka cluster for producing and consuming messages. Both are implemented via Karapace, a 100% open source, drop-in replacement for Confluent’s Schema Registry and Kafka REST proxy.

Resources:

Karapace website

Karapace documentation

What is Karapace? (blog)

Replicate your Kafka clusters with Aiven for Apache Kafka MirrorMaker 2

A fully managed distributed Apache Kafka data replication tool for disaster recovery and geo proximity. Define replication flows and sync your topic data across Apache Kafka clusters deployed anywhere in the world.

Resources:

Get started with Aiven for Apache Kafka MirrorMaker 2 (docs)

5 reasons why you should be using MirrorMaker 2.0 for data replication (blog)

Integrate with your favorite external logging and monitoring tools

Easy integrations with tools like Datadog, Prometheus, AWS CloudWatch, Elasticsearch, and more — or Aiven services for M3, Grafana and OpenSearch for enhanced monitoring and logging. Expose your server or service specific metrics to external endpoints to monitor the health of your Apache Kafka cluster.

Resources:

Get started with integrations (docs)

All integrations for Aiven products (web page)

Getting started with Datadog (docs)

Rsyslog protocol - Integrate with an external monitoring system (docs)

Manage with the tools you want:

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Move huge amounts of data between applications quickly with Aiven for Apache Kafka

A fully managed distributed data streaming platform, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Ideal for event-driven applications, near-real-time data transfer and pipelines, stream analytics, and any other case where you need to move a lot of data between applications — and quickly.

Resources:

Get started with Aiven for Apache Kafka (docs)

What is Apache Kafka? (blog)

Introduction to event-driven architecture (blog)

Benefits

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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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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Features

Key features of Aiven for Apache Kafka

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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

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Connect

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

  • Karapace.io open source Rest API and Schema Registry

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Control

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

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Enjoy

Reliable, secure and zero lock-in

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