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Aiven for Apache Flink® Beta

A fully managed event stream processing platform, for all your real-time ETL and analytics needs.

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How it all works

What is Apache Flink like with Aiven?

Set up fully managed Apache Flink in less than 10 minutes — directly from our web console or programmatically via our API or CLI. Connect it with your Aiven for Apache Kafka and PostgreSQL, process millions of events per minute, and transfer the data through to your connected sinks. Integrate logs and metrics tools for the big — and granular — picture.


Benefits of Aiven’s Apache Flink® as-a-service

Flink is part of a new class of systems that enable rapid data streaming. It’s helping organizations transition away from batch processing towards powerful stream processing.

Aiven’s managed Flink service is a perfect companion to Aiven for Apache Kafka, giving you the ability to perform reliable and scalable real-time filtering, enriching, aggregating, alerting and analyzing of events.

  • No code to write, only simple SQL statements in Flink.

    Apache Flink enables you to easily create real-time streaming analytics and ETL applications by using the familiar SQL language - no coding required.

  • Managed Apache Flink and Kafka under the same roof.

    The combination of Aiven for Apache Kafka and Flink results in the easiest event stream processing solution on the market. You can also add other services like Aiven for PostgreSQL and OpenSearch into the mix.

  • Super-transparent pricing. No networking costs.

    Aiven for Apache Flink comes with all-inclusive pricing. No hidden fees or charges, just one payment that covers networking to data storage, and everything in-between.

  • 99.99% uptime. 100% human support.

    Downtime is a disaster for critical applications. That’s why Aiven makes sure you get 99.99% uptime. Plus, you get access to a 100% human support team — in case you need a helping hand.

Customer stories

How Aiven customers use Apache Flink


Real-time alerting

Make your streaming data immediately actionable by alerting on out-of-bounds values or detecting anomalous patterns.

  • Ad optimizations

  • Buyer personalization

  • Real-time inventory management

  • Fraud detection

  • Stock trading


Real-time dashboards

Build real-time views of your streaming data aggregated over time windows. Push the data to the integrated Aiven for OpenSearch for visualizing with dashboards.

  • User locations

  • Stock & inventory

  • IT security

  • A/B testing

  • Trend Monitoring

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Real-time data transformation

Simplify your streaming data processing by enriching, aggregating or filtering the data only once – before it is passed on to your business applications.

  • GDPR compliance

  • Error management

  • Quality monitoring

Pricing plans

Scale up or down. Pay only for what you use.

All inclusive pricing so you have no end of the month surprises. 
No add-on maintenance, networking and storage fees.

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Key features of Aiven for Apache Flink

Set up

Flexible, fast and stress-free

  • Production-ready Apache Flink clusters in 5 minutes

  • Deploy to the cloud of your choice — currently in Beta, with with two public clouds supported

  • Integrate with your data source and sink Aiven services with the click of a mouse

  • All inclusive pricing — network costs are covered, no surprises


Integrate with your data infrastructure


DevOps-friendly management and development

  • Manage your Flink cluster using Aiven Console (GUI) or CLI tools

  • Easy creation and management of SQL jobs for stream processing

  • Seamlessly scale your clusters up and down as you go

  • Guaranteed compatibility with open source software

  • Migrate easily between clouds and regions


Reliable, secure and zero lock-in

  • Self-healing platform with 99.99% SLA for uptime

  • Zero downtime during scaling, upgrading, and other management options

  • Secure and compliant solution — ISO 27001:2013, SOC2, GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI/DSS


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