Aiven for Apache Kafka

Aiven for Apache Kafka

Automated management & operations of your Kafka deployments

About Aiven for Apache Kafka

Aiven was the first to launch a fully managed cloud service for Apache Kafka in 2017. Now, Aiven for Apache Kafka is available across five cloud providers and multiple availability zones. Aiven for Apache Kafka provides a scalable, fully-managed event streaming system. Managing and operating Kafka in the cloud is fully automated with Aiven with zero downtime and the industry’s best SLA of 99,99%.


Key benefits of Aiven for Apache Kafka

Aiven for Apache Kafka gives a complete end-to-end solution for data streaming enabling companies to manage Apache Kafka deployments effortlessly. With Aiven for Apache Kafka you can:
- Easily manage and operate Apache Kafka in the cloud with zero downtime and the industry’s best SLA of 99,99% — backed by Aiven’s SRE team
- Ensure your data is secure by VPC peering, dedicated VMs in all your Aiven for Apache Kafka deployments and enhanced compliance environments for PCI, HIPAA, BAA
- Stay on top of and easily manage the total cost of ownership for your Apache Kafka deployments with Aiven’s all-inclusive, predictable pricing model — including networking and VPC peering costs
- Seamlessly migrate from existing services or to multiple cloud providers and availability zones with Aiven for Apache Kafka MirrorMaker
- Easily integrate to your existing databases and external sources and sinks with fully open source Aiven for Apache Kafka Connect
- Provide a scalable data governance layer for your Apache Kafka topics with the use of Klaw, a fully open source data governance toolkit for your Kafka schemas and topics.
- Process your data streams in-flight with the use of Aiven for Apache Flink and Flink SQL for real time stream processing


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Filippo
Filippo
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

It has been a game changer in our business

Reviewed on 2017/10/11

It saved us from the hassle to manage Kafka cluster ourselves, with a very fast response customer...

It saved us from the hassle to manage Kafka cluster ourselves, with a very fast response customer support

Pros

It provides a working out of the box Kafka with REST API, Schema Registry, and Kafka Connect. It also makes available a very powerful REST API and command line tool to manage the services. Topics ACL and per user certificates are a very good addition for any non-trivial use case.

Cons

Some available settings are not very well documented. Also using Kafka is not the most trivial things in the hearth. Would be good to have more detailed monitoring maybe coupled with InfluxDb that is already available in Aiven

Response from Aiven

Thank you Filippo for your comments.

We¿re glad to hear you have enjoyed using Aiven!

Aiven provides detailed gathering of Kafka telemetry and subsequent visualization through built-in dashboards using Aiven PostgreSQL(TimescaleDB) and Aiven Grafana. Here's some links you might find useful:

Aiven Service Integrations
https://help.aiven.io/services/integrations/getting-started-with-service-integrations

Aiven Kafka - Telemetry and Dashboards
https://aiven.io/blog/gain-visibility-with-kafka-dashboards/

DataDog integration
https://aiven.io/blog/datadog-meets-aiven/

Prometheus integration
https://aiven.io/blog/prometheus-can-now-be-integrated-with-aiven/

Thanks again!

Russell
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Our experiences deploying Kafka with Aiven

Reviewed on 2019/08/12

We are a very new customer but our experience has been good so far. They have taken a lot of...

We are a very new customer but our experience has been good so far. They have taken a lot of headaches out of setting up a Kafka cluster. I am hopeful that this experience will carry over to production as we begin to deliver new projects using Kafka.

Pros

We liked that Aiven offered us a self service portal and is easy to integrate with our existing software stack. We have a number of environments in development requiring Kafka and they are able to offer us the level of flexibility we need.

We are using Terraform in AWS so being able to provision everything using their Terraform provider is also beneficial to us. Setting up a cluster to the point where we are able to monitor it with our existing Prometheus is very easy to do thanks to their external integrations.

Cons

The documentation is lacking in some parts. Trying to set up logging to am external Elasticsearch cluster is difficult if you have your cluster secured with SSL. The terraform documentation is also lacking documentation and expects you to figure it out yourself from reading JSON.

Neeraj
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Good but not excellent

Reviewed on 2018/05/15

1. Kafka easy to maintain and easy to use, easy to scale up

1. Kafka easy to maintain and easy to use, easy to scale up

Pros

1. easy UI and scalability.
easy to use kafka features
easy and approachable team and easy to see logs.

Cons

1. documentation is not proper. no steps mentioned anywhere for connectivity of aiven with other cloud or on premise clusters.
2. no troubleshooting steps available
3. very tough to use if face errors, as there is no way to go out as documents are not avilable in detail.

Response from Aiven

Hi Neeraj,

We appreciate your feedback!

Just wanted to let you know that a limited amount (typically 1-2 days worth) of Aiven service logs are provided in the ¿Logs¿ tab for your service in the Aiven console. If you wish logs from a longer duration, you can use Logs Integration offered by Aiven.

More information about this can be found at:
https://help.aiven.io/elasticsearch/getting-started-with-elasticsearch-log-integration

Thanks again!

Manjunath
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Aiven Kafka Monitoring

Reviewed on 2019/12/08

Overall its good to quickly implement kafka for a fast paced environments and migrations.

Overall its good to quickly implement kafka for a fast paced environments and migrations.

Pros

Easy to use, Configurable and with a built in setup of monitoring.

Cons

Some of the parameters like consumer lag are not added in the monitoring graphs.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Up and ready in less than 5 minutes!

Reviewed on 2020/06/26

Perfect, I'm able to maintain 5 Kafka Clusters, everywhere, uptodate, without spending lot of time....

Perfect, I'm able to maintain 5 Kafka Clusters, everywhere, uptodate, without spending lot of time. The time to market is perfect.

Pros

Aiven is prod-ready in 5 minutes... Grab an account, pop your instances, and that's all! Integrated with Datadog, Hot patching, All-in-one (schema registry, kconnect, ...).

Cons

Kafka clusters are quite expensive, but still cheaper than running kafka by yourself

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Aiven for Apache Kafka offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$200,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Aiven services are charged by the hour and billed monthly.

Aiven for Apache Kafka has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Aiven for Apache Kafka supports the following languages:

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Aiven for Apache Kafka integrates with the following applications:

Aiven for PostgreSQL, Datadog, Prometheus, Terraform

Aiven for Apache Kafka offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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