Apr 18, 2023

Aiven joins Intel Disruptor Program to drive innovation in open source landscape

Intel and Aiven team up to advance open source adoption and increase technology collaboration as part of partnership program

HELSINKI, Finland — April 18, 2023Aiven, the open source cloud data platform, today announced it has been selected to join the Intel Disruptor Initiative. Through this strategic collaboration with Intel, Aiven aims to advance the performance of all the open source technologies that it offers on its platform such as Apache Kafka®, PostgreSQL®, and OpenSearch® and focus on delivering the most value for customers by optimizing the performance of these open source technologies at the lower cost. The Intel Disruptor Initiative is an invite-only program comprised of high-growth companies driving innovation with support from Intel on go-to-market activities and technology collaboration. As part of the initiative, Aiven will also focus on bringing high-performance open source technologies to the community and customers to promote the usage of open source.

Aiven has unique capabilities to run open source services like Kafka, PostgreSQL, and OpenSearch on all major clouds including AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. The collaboration will enable Aiven to benchmark performance of its open source technologies across these cloud providers to deliver optimal performance using the Intel Xeon Scalable processors and software with built-in accelerators. With cloud companies consuming a mass amount of energy, about 1% of the world's electricity, there’s never been a better time to prioritize sustainability. Through the Intel Disruptor Initiative, Aiven aims to promote sustainable energy usage in partnership with Intel, to create energy efficient processing power and optimized operations on Intel architecture.

“For Aiven to be a part of this initiative speaks to the importance of bringing open source technologies to the larger community and help drive innovation across the industry,” said Heikki Nousiainen, CTO and Co-Founder of Aiven. “The collaboration with Intel will allow us to provide the best open source solutions possible at the best performance with low cost, opening up the opportunity for more companies to utilize open source data technologies and drive true transformation from within.”

“Intel is working to remove the typical hurdles customers face with open-source technologies by providing TCO and performance optimized, energy efficient processing power, in-silicon accelerators, and latest infrastructure and software on Intel Architecture,” said Arijit Bandyopadhyay, CTO – Enterprise Analytics and AI, Head of Strategy – Cloud & Enterprise DCAI Group at Intel. “By working with outstanding companies like Aiven through the Intel Disruptor Initiative, we continue to improve and increase contributions to the open-source community and see open-source solution development and optimized delivery on Intel Architecture as a staple to innovation advancing these goals for the industry.”

Alongside the upcoming sustainability collaboration planned with Intel, Aiven currently runs and operates an internal sustainability and social impact team. Through this team, Aiven is aiming to build a world where open source technology is developed by everyone, for everyone – with the good of the people and the environment in mind. Aiven’s participation in the Intel Disruptor Initiative advances the company’s ability to act on this promise in the coming years.

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About Aiven

Headquartered in Helsinki and with hubs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. Aiven provides managed open source data technologies, such as PostgreSQL®, Apache Kafka® and OpenSearch®, on all major clouds. Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, Aiven does what they do best: manage cloud data infrastructure. Aiven enables customers to drive business results from open source data technologies that trigger true transformations on a global scale. Most recently, Aiven achieved a $3B valuation and has now raised $420M total funding backed by its investors Atomico, Earlybird, Eurazeo, IVP, Lifeline, Salesforce Ventures, and World Innovation Lab.

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