How are your microservices talking?
Find out about the challenges of implementing a microservice architecture, in light of different communication types between microservices, and see how pub-sub message transmission can mitigate or even eliminate these challenges.
Manage Apache Kafka Connect connectors with kcctl
5 reasons why you should be using MirrorMaker 2.0 for data replication
Announcing Aiven for Apache Kafka cluster configuration backup
Is there a need for backing up your Apache Kafka cluster? Well, yes and no. Find out what we mean by that, and how our backups work.
Introduction to event-driven architecture
Goodbye request-response, roll out the red carpet for producers and consumers! Read our article on what event-driven architecture is and why it's a great alternative for building microservice applications.
Time series or event data? Get less confused
What is time series data? Or in reverse, how can you be sure what kind of data you have? Read on to find out how to tell the difference between time series and event data.
Apache Kafka and the great database debate
Is Kafka a database? Can I throw out my Postgres and use Kafka instead? Is Kafka the new Swiss Army Knife of data? Find out what the debate is about.
Teach yourself Apache Kafka and Python with a Jupyter Notebook
Learn the basics of Apache Kafka Producers and Consumers by building an interactive notebook in Python.
Tips for designing payloads
Event-Driven systems are increasingly our future and that's one reason why so many developers are adding Apache Kafka to their tech stacks. In this post, Lorna Mitchell gives tips for designing payloads for your Kafka to achieve a solid data structure.
Aiven supports Apache Kafka 2.8
Aiven is keeping up with the times and now supports the newly released Apache Kafka version 2.8, announced on April 19, 2021. Read on to find out what the new version means for you!
Using Kafka Connect JDBC Source: a PostgreSQL example
How to update an old app-to-database design to include Kafka? Find out how to use Kafka Connect to integrate to an existing system and use up-to-date tech tools without disrupting the original solution.
Data and disaster recovery
We humans don’t like to think about disasters, but that doesn’t stop them from happening. Read to find out how you should prepare your data for the worst, even while hoping for the best.
Create your own data stream for Apache Kafka with Python and Faker
How can you test an empty data pipeline? Well, you can't, really. Read on and let Aiven's Developer Advocate Francesco Tisiot walk you through creating pretend streaming data using Python and Faker.
Broker communication in Apache Kafka 2.7 and beyond
Apache Kafka is moving away from ZooKeeper, slowly but surely. How does this impact broker communication in the latest version of Apache Kafka? How is Aiven preparing for the future? Read on to find out.
Kafka v. RabbitMQ - a comparison
Today's post is all about queues and how to choose a solution that fits your application's requirements. We'll go over the key design features of RabbitMQ and Apache Kafka and outline how they process queues differently. Read on, and we'll help you decide which is a better match for you!
Aiven supports Apache Kafka 2.7
Aiven for Apache Kafka moves to version 2.7. To find out what the key improvements in the new version are and how you can get in on the action, read on!
5 Benefits of a Kafka-centric microservice architecture
Microservices, rather than one monolithic setup, is the most flexible way to provide an online service today. In this post, we discuss why Apache Kafka is a good choice when microservices are on the line.
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.
Near Real-Time ELT with Apache Kafka & Snowflake
Find out how Convoy built a modern ELT pipeline to reduce their latency from hours to under 5 minutes with Kafka and Snowflake in this guest post.
Load testing your Apache Kafka cluster and consumer applications
David Esposito, our Solutions Architect, explores load testing in Kafka Office Hours, a recurring forum for Apache Kafka thoughtshare hosted by our partner Lenses.io.
The future of IoT: How Comcast is shaping IoT with Aiven [Webinar]
Join us on September 16, 2020, at 6 pm CET / 12 pm EDT for our webinar on the future of IoT, hosted by David Esposito and Comcast's Andrew Gerhold.
Aiven supports Apache Kafka 2.6
Apache Kafka 2.6 is now available as a managed service on Aiven. Read this article to find out about the more significant improvements and how to upgrade your Kafka clusters with no downtime.
3 considerations for building an enterprise IoT solution
Our partners at Sierra Wireless are the world's leading IoT solutions provider. With their help, we outline 3 considerations to cover in order to build a successful IoT solution.
The top requirements for building performant real-time applications
Olivier de Garrigues from Lenses.io outlines a few things that engineering teams should consider when building and launching real-time apps — particularly in our world of fierce, fast innovation.
Aiven launches Karapace for Kafka Schema and cluster management
Karapace is the only open-source, drop-in alternative to Schema Registry and Kafka REST. Available starting today, find out more about our latest open-source contribution in this post.
Aiven now offers Kafka MirrorMaker 2.0 as a service
Aiven now supports MirrorMaker 2.0 as a service. We'll outline some of the advantages that MirrorMaker 2.0 has over the original MirrorMaker. Spoiler: The difference is night and day.
Apache Kafka 101: The why, what, and how [Webinar]
Join us on June 17th at 3 p.m. CEST/9 a.m. EDT for our webinar where we cover all things Kafka. Hosted by our very own John Hammink and Chris Gwilliams.
Apache Kafka 2.5 now available on Aiven
The latest edition of Apache Kafka, 2.5, is now available on Aiven as a managed service. Find out what they are and how to get it.
You can now view Apache Kafka messages live in the Aiven Console
Viewing Apache Kafka messages live from the Aiven Console provides a host of benefits. Find out what they are and how to set it up in this post.
Aiven is now available in AWS Marketplace
To simplify our customers' procurement and accounting processes, we decided to offer Aiven services in AWS Marketplace. Find out which service we started with and how to get started in this post.
Managed Apache Kafka 2.4 now available on Aiven
You can now get Apache Kafka 2.4 as a managed service on Aiven. Find out what the latest features are and how to get it in this post.
DBAs shouldn't be afraid of managed services
DBAs have raised a lot of objections about moving from on-prem (or self-hosted) to using managed services. In this post, we address each in turn.
Aiven now provides Kafka Connect as separate service
With Kafka Connect as a Service, you can remove resource competition from your primary clusters, find out how.
Aiven Kafka now supports SASL authentication
Aiven Kafka users can now enable SASL authentication between their applications and Aiven Kafka; find out more about it in this post.
Data streaming made easy with Apache Kafka
In this post, we briefly go over the pub / sub model and provide a simple example of setting up a Kafka stream with an ibeacon.
Aiven open sources Google Cloud Storage Kafka connector
Aiven's latest open source connector allows you stream Kafka data to GCS, read this post to learn more about it.
Kafka 2.2 now available on Aiven
Kafka's latest version is now available on Aiven; find out a little more about it in our latest post.
Benchmarking Kafka write throughput performance [2019 UPDATE]
It's been a long time coming, but we've now have updated write throughput kafka benchmark numbers and a few extras surprises.
An introduction to Apache Kafka
Apache Kafka is a great way to implement an event-driven architecture for your microservices. In this blog post we discuss earlier messaging attempts and demystify Apache Kafka by introducing its concepts and use cases.
Aiven statement on license changes for the Confluent Platform
Aiven is committed to an open source platform, users not affected by recent license changes by other vendors.
Get Apache Kafka 2.1 on Aiven
Apache Kafka 2.1 is now available on Aiven with even more performance thanks to some key updates. Find out what they are here.
Aiven Kafka users can now choose preferred major version
With the release of Kafka 1.1.1 and 2.0.0, we've updated our platform to give Aiven Kafka SaaS users the ability to select their preferred version. Learn more in our latest post.
Gain visibility with Aiven Kafka dashboards (Part II)
We recently added a consumer group-level graph to our Kafka dashboards; find out which one and why it's important in this post.
Zalando joins Aiven at latest Kafka meetup
Aiven's fourth Kafka meetup was co-hosted at Zalando's Helsinki office. Find out what we discussed and get the slide decks in this latest article.
Gain visibility with Aiven Kafka dashboards
Visualizing and alerting for your Apache Kafka and system resource data are essential for smooth operations. Luckily, Aiven has an inhouse solution; learn more.
Introducing improved Aiven Kafka topic management
From options for creating topics automatically to a new ACL permission level, Aiven Kafka users now have greater control over topic management; learn more.
Rovio talks Kafka with Aiven
For our third Kafka meetup, we decided to stop by Rovio HQ and talk shop with their Director of Data Engineering. Find out the details here.
Aiven Kafka 1.0 Is Now Ready
Kafka 1.0 is now available on the Aiven platform. Read our latest post to learn what’s new and why we waited a little while to release it.
Aiven talks shop with Paf at second Apache Kafka meetup
Our second Kafka meetup included Paf’s Niklas Nylund discussing how they used Apache Kafka to reduce the spaghetti. Read to find out the specifics.
Kafka users and access control
Aiven for Apache Kafka now provides user and topic-level control. Find out how this feature will help you manage users and access more effectively.
Kafka Connect Preview
Kafka Connect is now available in preview from Aiven. Find out which connectors we’re starting with and how to set them up.
Larger Aiven for PostgreSQL and Aiven for Apache Kafka plans in Azure
Microsoft Azure continues to grow and so does the demand of Aiven services there, which is why we’ve added larger PostgreSQL and Apache Kafka plans; learn more.
Aiven for Apache Kafka 0.10.2 now available
With improved stability and enhancements, Kafka 0.10.2 adds incredible functionality for Aiven for Apache Kafka users. Read about the specific improvements and how to get it.
Benchmarking Kafka Performance Part 1: Write Throughput
Read our popular post that reviews Apache Kafka's raw write throughput performance in AWS, Azure, Google, and UpCloud.
Bigger Aiven for Apache Kafka plans and introducing Amazon VPC peering
VPC peering in AWS and larger Kafka plans are only a couple improvements made to the Aiven platform. Get the details and find out what else we’ve done.
New amazing features added to Apache Kafka & PostgreSQL
Our region count is now 51 and we’re celebrating by adding new features to Aiven for Apache Kafka and Aiven for PostgreSQL. Find out what features we added.
Aiven in Google Tokyo & other updates
Aiven is now active in Google Tokyo and we’re planning some feature additions to our Kafka and PostgreSQL services. Find out more.
Getting started with Aiven for Apache Kafka
Apache Kafka is powerful, but complicated to run alone. Find out how Aiven for Apache Kafka makes it easy for Aiven users to set up and run Kafka instances here.
Aiven Kafka now publicly available!
Want open-source, vendor-neutral Apache Kafka? Look no further, Aiven Kafka is now available across 4 clouds. Find out the specifics here.