About Aiven Kafka

Aiven Kafka is a fully managed service with zero vendor lock-in, providing measurable business value and decreased costs. Kafka is fast and has built-in replication and auto-sharding, which allows businesses to process terabytes of data at ultra-low-latency. Kafka's distributed nature makes it the ideal platform for data integration, streaming applications, and building real-time data pipelines.

The Kafka solution is built on a robust cloud platform available on any major cloud provider and provides the highest SLA in the industry: 100% guaranteed uptime with no data loss. The Kafka on Aiven platform provides organizations with a fully managed service with zero vendor lock-in and streamlines the entire Apache Kafka deployment lifecycle. It can be hosted on top of public cloud or chosen premises infrastructure.

Pricing starting from:

US$200.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$200.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Aiven Kafka: 15

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Transformation
  • High Volume Processing
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • SSL Security
  • Single Sign On
  • Third Party Integrations

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(67)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Filippo D.
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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 11/10/2017

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 H.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Our experiences deploying Kafka with Aiven

Reviewed on 12/08/2019

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 G.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Good but not excellent

Reviewed on 15/05/2018

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 K.
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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
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Aiven Kafka Monitoring

Reviewed on 08/12/2019

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 26/06/2020

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 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 Kafka has the following typical customers:

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

Aiven Kafka supports the following languages:

English

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Aiven Kafka integrates with the following applications:

Aiven PostgreSQL, Datadog, Prometheus, Terraform

Aiven Kafka offers the following support options:

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

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