Maximize cloud efficiency: how to cut costs and keep uptime strong

As you move more of your workloads to the cloud, cloud infrastructure costs can quickly become a significant expense. To efficiently and successfully run your applications in the cloud, it’s crucial to take a look at your overall TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) from multiple lenses.

In this fireside chat, Mike Zimberg, CTO at Digital Asset Research shares how they achieved a 99.99% uptime, while lowering their managed Apache Kafka® costs by 25% and improving their performance by 10x.

Watch this session to learn how to optimize your cloud infrastructure spend for long-term success, reduce your TCO, and ensure the same level of uptime, security, and resiliency.

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Michael Zimberg
Michael Zimberg

CTO, Digital Asset Research

Michael Zimberg is the CTO of Digital Asset Research (DAR), a specialized provider of ‘clean’ digital asset data, insights, and research for institutional clients. Prior to DAR, Mike held a variety of leadership roles in capital markets and fintech, including as global head of product development for Citigroup’s prime brokerage; back office technology manager at Pine River, a multi strategy hedge fund; and technology leadership roles at BNP Paribas, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley.

Heikki Nousiainen
Heikki Nousiainen

Field CTO and Co-Founder, Aiven

Heikki Nousiainen is Field CTO and one of the founders of Aiven, a trusted open source data platform for everyone.

Having raised a total of $420M at a $3B valuation and scaled Aiven on four continents with headquarters in Helsinki and hubs in Berlin, Boston, Paris, Toronto, Sydney, and Singapore, Nousiainen has a vast knowledge of technology, open source and licenses, IoT and more. He previously worked as a software architect, information security specialist and software engineer for computer software and IT companies, especially driving cloud adoption.

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Jonah Kowall

VP of Product Management, Aiven

Jonah Kowall, computer scientist and open-source contributor to OpenSearch, Jaeger, OpenTelemetry. A technical leader across startups to large enterprises specialized in operations, security, and performance. Led Gartner research on monitoring. Product leadership at AppDynamics, Cisco (post-acquisition), Kentik,, and is current the head of product management at Aiven building tomorrow’s open source data platform for everyone.

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