Aiven Launches Managed Services for Apache Flink

07 December 2021

Helsinki, Finland - Aiven, a software company that combines the best open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, today announced the beta release of Aiven for Apache Flink. Aiven customers now have access to fully managed services for open source Apache Flink technology, including the rapid deployment of production-grade Apache Flink clusters and full-feature security and compliance.

Apache Flink data processing capabilities integrate into several of Aiven’s existing services, like Aiven for Apache Kafka, PostgreSQL and OpenSearch services. Apache Flink is used for event-driven applications requiring real-time analytics or real-time Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) capabilities. Its many applications include:

  • Fraud and anomaly detection
  • Real-time activity monitoring and alerting
  • Analytics dashboards
  • Continuous ETL in e-commerce
  • Real-time optimization of user experience

As organizations continue to integrate digital transformations at an unprecedented pace, it creates additional strain for developer teams. IDC FutureScape research reports more than half of enterprise organizations have an enterprise-wide digital transformation strategy, a 42% increase from just two years ago.*

“Critical databases and open-source solutions, like Apache Flink, can be complex to manage and require a significant time investment. Our goal is to shift that burden so our customers can focus on their own key priorities instead,” said Aiven Chief Product Officer Hannu Valtonen. “Aiven enables organizations and database administrator teams to be 48% more efficient, according to an IDC white paper sponsored by Aiven.” **

Aiven builds and deploys applications on fully managed data platforms for hundreds of businesses, enabling customers to focus on top business goals and digital transformation priorities. Through Aiven, database and developer teams have more freedom to work on projects that move the needle for their businesses, while Aiven handles the day-to-day management. IDC calculates that Aiven Data Cloud customers will realize benefits worth an annual average of $1.68 million per year by reduced infrastructure costs, improved agility, increased staff productivity and more opportunities for data-driven customer services.

“The main benefit of Aiven is the service, so we don't have to keep up with the environment, patch it, upgrade it, and those types of things. We know that Aiven is taking care of it, and we focus on what we do best, which is our business practices,” noted a U.S. e-Commerce company interviewed for the IDC white paper, “The Business Value of Aiven Data Cloud Solutions.”

For more information about Aiven for Apache Flink, please visit https://aiven.io/flink.

About Aiven

Headquartered in Helsinki and with hubs in Berlin, Boston, Toronto, Sydney and Singapore, Aiven provides managed open source data technologies, like PostgreSQL, 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 that trigger true transformations far beyond their own backyard. Most recently, Aiven achieved a $2B unicorn valuation with a $60M extension to its $100M Series C funding round. Aiven has now raised $210M total funding thanks to its investors Atomico, Earlybird, First Fellow, IVP, Lifeline Ventures and World Innovation Lab. To learn more about Aiven, visit aiven.io and follow @aiven_io on Twitter.

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IDC, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2022 Predictions, doc #US47115521, Oct. 2021

IDC Business Value Snapshot, sponsored by Aiven, The Business Value of Aiven Data Cloud, doc #US48198621, August 2021