Alef reaches over 120,000 students with Aiven [Case Study]

Read how Aiven for Apache Kafka enabled Alef Education to scale their blended learning platform from 10 schools to over 400, and improved the reliability of the platform at the same time.

11 November 2020
Auri Poso
Auri Poso RSS Feed
Technical Copywriter at Aiven

Alef Education is a leading provider of online learning solutions in the K-12 sector, serving over 120,000 students around the world. Their AI-powered Alef Platform is a hub for student resources and assignments as well as real-time visibility tools for educators. The platform is built around microservices, centering on Apache Kafka and related technologies.

In 2017, Alef Education decided to scale up their operations, and was immediately faced with a conundrum: how to upgrade a platform whose architecture was fundamentally difficult to scale without service disruptions and then to be able to provide the same high-quality user experience post-upscale?

Alef Education realized their best solution would be to move to a managed Kafka provider who would handle the infrastructure side of the platform in its entirety. Today they use Aiven for all their data processing with a service chain composed of Kafka, InfluxDB and Grafana.

Download the full case study below to find out how and why Alef Education integrated Aiven services and achieved improved platform reliability and user experience amongst many other things.

For more Aiven case studies, check out our case studies page. And don’t forget to subscribe to our changelog and blog RSS feeds, or follow us on Linkedin and Twitter.


Start your free 30 day trial

Test the whole platform for 30 days with no ifs, ands, or buts.

Aiven logo

Let‘s connect

Apache Kafka, Apache Kafka Connect, Apache Kafka MirrorMaker 2, M3, M3 Aggregator, Apache Cassandra, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, InfluxDB, Grafana are trademarks and property of their respective owners. All product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only and do not imply endorsement.