HELSINKI, Finland — April 12, 2023 — Aiven, the open source cloud data platform, today announced the launch of free plans for its open source database services, Aiven for PostgreSQL®, Aiven for MySQL, and Aiven for Redis®. These free plans are available to anyone with technical support through a newly launched community forum.
“By making our portfolio of open source tools that our customers love accessible to all, we’re enabling the next generation of developers to begin learning and expanding their skill set without having to endure the traditionally high costs,” said Oskari Saarenmaa, Co-Founder and CEO of Aiven. “Providing access to these free plans is another step in realizing Aiven’s vision of democratizing open source technologies, making them available to everyone and reinforcing our commitment to the open source community.”
The new free plans from Aiven allow everyone to access the Aiven platform with no commitments or hidden costs. The free plans include many advanced Aiven platform features. These include dedicated instances, daily backups, Terraform integration and more. Once initiated, Aiven free plans can be seamlessly, securely, and automatically upgraded to larger, paid plans as required.
Technical support for Aiven free plans is available through the new Aiven Community Forum, which launches alongside the new plans. The Aiven Community Forum provides a space for developers to discuss and collaborate on the applications and services they are building with open source data technologies. Developers can share what they are building, ask questions, and get support on challenges they are facing from other members of the community and Aiven team members, or Crabs as we like to call them.
“Aiven extending free access to its platform and setting up of a community forum have an impact on far more than just one student or developer looking to learn more about databases,” said Stephen Catanzano, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Open source educators and the broader developer community now have greater opportunities to drive awareness to and grow the technology most crucial to our society.”
For more information on the different services and plan types available on Aiven, have a look at our plan comparison.
Get access to our comprehensive guide to the latest tools and resources in open source technology here in our Aiven Developer Center.
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.
To learn more about Aiven, visit aiven.io and follow @aiven_io on Twitter.
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