Alexa Aiven – Enabling Organizations to Drive Business Results by Using Leading Open Source Technologies
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December Edition 2021

Aiven – Enabling Organizations to Drive Business Results by Using Leading Open Source Technologies

Aiven – Enabling Organizations to Drive Business Results by Using Leading Open Source Technologies

Technology should be carefully selected to actively grow business over the long term, so it requires careful consideration and foresight. Open source has been gaining popularity or a long time due to the benefits it comes with. Those who don’t know the difference between the two, open source software’s source code is available to everyone. Anyone can modify its code while proprietary software is owned by enterprises or individuals and its source code can only be modified by its owners. Enterprises that use open source software enjoy many advantages over those using proprietary software. Open source is a type of licensing agreement that allows users to freely modify a work, use said work in new ways, integrate the work into a larger project or derive a new work based on the original.

By removing barriers between innovators, open source promotes a free exchange of ideas within a community to drive creative, scientific and technological advancement. Although, it is most commonly used in the software industry, professionals utilize open source licenses in many industries: biotech, electronics, fashion, robotics and teaching to name a few. This article will focus exclusively on the software applications. Open source licensing encourages innovation through collaboration. Without it, many of the technologies we take for granted today would never have developed, or would be locked away behind patent law. The open source movement is the reason that technology has developed at such a breakneck pace for the past few decades.

Aiven is one such company that provides managed open source data technologies on all major clouds. Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best — create applications. Meanwhile, they manage cloud data infrastructure. It enables customers to drive business results from open source that trigger true transformations far beyond their own backyard. Currently, the company offers Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, InfluxDB, Grafana, and M3 in more than 80 regions around the world on AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, and UpCloud cloud platforms.

Leveraging Best-in-Class Open Source Data Products to Businesses

Aiven for Apache Kafka: It is a fully managed streaming platform, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Snap 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 can rest assured that you are getting the most out of your managed Kafka service. The company monitors all services 24/7/365 and its personnel are automatically alerted on any service anomalies. Additionally, Aiven provides a basic level of support without a separate charge through email and chat. It also offers three additional support tiers for an additional price.

Aiven for Grafana: Aiven for Grafana is a fully managed analytics and monitoring solution, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Snap 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 plugins and automatic configuration with Aiven for InfluxDB, you can rest assured that you are getting the most out of your managed Grafana service. With Aiven pricing, what you see is what you get. The pricing includes all costs such as networking and storage. With its long-standing experience in providing distributed cloud services, they are able to deliver one of the highest uptimes in the industry: 99.99 percent. The service that Aiven provides far exceeds the monetary costs, as they are good at what they do.

Aiven for M3: It is a fully managed distributable time series database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Bring unlimited scalability and high-availability to your Prometheus monitoring environment and other time series applications. With out-of-the-box support for the most popular protocols, and various integration and interface options, the M3 as a service is ready to handle your requirements. The company offers most technical features in all tiers; however some features may be missing from the lowest tiers due to lower VM resources. The main difference between the tiers is the amount of dedicated VMs per cluster. The more VMs there are, the more resistant the service is for any anomalies. Its startup tier is typically recommended for test environments, business for staging environments, and premium for production environments.

Aiven for Apache Cassandra: It is a fully managed NoSQL database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Snap it into your existing workflows with the click of a button, automate away the mundane tasks, and focus on building your core apps. With default features such as tunable consistency and automatic backups, as well as advanced ones, you can rest assured that you are getting the most out of your managed Cassandra service. With Aiven pricing, what you see is what you get. Its pricing includes all costs such as networking and storage. With its long-standing experience in providing distributed cloud services, it is able to deliver one of the highest uptimes in the industry: 99.99 percent.

Aiven for PostgreSQL: It is a fully managed SQL database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Snap 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 in-place major upgrades, publish/subscribe logical replication, and a whole host of others, you can rest assured that you are getting the most out of your managed PostgreSQL service. With features such as plugins and automatic configuration with Aiven for InfluxDB, you can rest assured that you are getting the most out of your managed service. It is a fully managed analytics and monitoring solution, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Snap it into your existing workflows with the click of a button, automate away the mundane tasks, and focus on building your core apps.

Aiven for MySQL and Redis: Aiven for MySQL is a fully managed SQL database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Snap 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 read replicas, Point in Time Recovery, and a whole host of others, you can rest assured that you are getting the most out of your managed MySQL service.

Aiven for Redis is a fully managed in-memory NoSQL database, deployable in the cloud of your choice. Snap it into your existing workflows with the click of a button, automate away the mundane tasks, and focus on building your core apps. With the features you expect from an in-memory database, you can rest assured that you are getting the most out of your managed Redis service.

The Visionary Leader Upfront

Oskari Saarenmaa is the Chief Executive Officer of Aiven. Prior to founding Aiven he worked directly and in consulting engagements with various organizations in the Nordics on software infrastructure ranging from database scalability to network security and private cloud implementations.

“We help organizations fuel the continuous innovation needed to create awesome, data-intensive applications by using the leading open source technologies.”


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