Alexa Aiven – Providing performant data pipelines in minutes
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November Edition 2020

Aiven – Providing performant data pipelines in minutes

Aiven – Providing performant data pipelines in minutes

In the times of Cloud services, almost all companies are shifting their managed services to cloud services. However, there are not many proper cloud infrastructure solutions that are truly open source cloud service. A similar issue came in Aiven's founders' mind, which inspired them to create "Aiven" that allows organizations to harness leading open source technology and build the modern infrastructure necessary to grow from prototyping to a world-wide scale at greater and greater velocities.

What makes Aiven stand out?

Aiven has a global reach, at an enterprise scale. It has the products, reach, and capacity to handle your database requirements, local or global. It is committed to the security and gives priority to all its products. It has dedicated virtual machines for TLS encryption at rest and in transit. IT also has VPC peering on GCP, AWS, and Microsoft Azure.

Aiven has several support options to suit all your needs. As it has been providing distributed cloud services for a very long time now, it can deliver one of the highest uptimes in the industry: 99.99%. Aiven has a fair pricing policy, with its prices includes all costs, such as networking and storage.

Products and services offered by Aiven

Aiven for Apache Kafka

Aiven for Apache Kafka is a fully managed streaming platform, deployable in the cloud of your choice. You can include it into your existing workflows with the click of a button, automate away the mundane tasks, and focus on building your core apps. With features such as Kafka Connect as a Service, Schema Registry, REST, Account Control Lists, and a whole host of others, you get the most out of your managed Kafka service.

Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect

Kafka Connect allows Apache Kafka to sit at the heart of modern, highly-performance data pipelines. The top two reasons to run Kafka Connect as its service are that you can scale Apache Kafka and Kafka Connect separately. Apart from that, the core workload remains stable and responsive.

Aiven for Apache Kafka MirrorMaker 2

Managed Kafka MirrorMaker 2 ensures data continuity by enabling robust, flexible, and scalable replication pipelines. The managed MirrorMaker 2 clusters are full of features that allow you to confidently integrate replication workflows into your production environments. The MirrorMaker 2 reduces cluster- and location-specific fault risks, reduces your distributed applications' latency, enables you to remain compliant with your legal and regulatory data governance requirements, and enables workload separation.

Aiven for Apache Cassandra

Aiven for Apache Cassandra is a fully managed NoSQL database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. It has default features like tunable consistency and automatic backups, as well as advanced ones. Aiven gives you the most out of your managed Cassandra service.

Aiven for Elasticsearch

Aiven for Elasticsearch is a fully managed document and full-text search database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Elasticsearch, which is the Elastic Stack's central component provides a set of open-source tools for data ingestion, enrichment, storage, analysis, and visualization.

Aiven for PostgreSQL

Aiven for PostgreSQL is a fully managed SQL database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. The key features include in-place major upgrades, publish/subscribe logical replication, and a whole host of others.

Aiven for MySQL

MySQL is a well-known, fully managed database service used to deploy cloud-native applications using the world's most popular open-source database. Aiven for MySQL is a fully managed SQL database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. It provides features such as read replicas, Point In Time Recovery, as well as other services.

Aiven for Redis

Aiven for Redis is a fully managed in-memory NoSQL database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Redis is an open-source, in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. It supports data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes with radius queries and streams.

Aiven for Energy

The smart grid and its components rely heavily on data and its transmission. This dependence will only continue to grow, and with it, the need for advanced solutions that are both distributed and scalable. As the smart grid relies on two-way communication, you need software that can handle the volume of messages that are sent between devices, such as smart meters, and the applications you use to deliver services.

Aiven Kafka provides resilience, scalability, and speed and serves as the backbone for the entire data infrastructure. Most of the clients mirror their primary Kafka cluster to a second in another region or cloud altogether. This ensures minimal interruption if something happens to your primary cluster.

About the CEO

Oskari Saarenmaa is the co-Founder and CEO of Aiven, a fast-growing company turning the best open source data technologies (like Apache Kafka) into managed cloud services on all public clouds. Their cloud-native solutions allow businesses of all kinds to focus on delivering customer value while we take care of their data infrastructure.
Prior to founding Aiven, he worked in consulting engagements with various organizations in the Nordics on software infrastructure ranging from database scalability to network security and private cloud implementations. 

"At Comcast, we needed a robust managed Kafka solution for some of our most critical workflows. Based on our evaluation, Aiven clearly offers superior cost, support, and performance," Adam Hertz, VP of Engineering.


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