Who Uses This Software?

SMEs and large corporations that need an immediately deployable and scalable managed cloud database service so they can focus their development resources on building and bringing products to market.

Average Ratings

52 reviews
  • Overall 4.7 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.6 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.6 / 5
  • Features 4.3 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.2 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$19.00/month
  • Pricing Details Services are billed hourly and invoiced monthly.
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Documentation
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Aiven
  • https://aiven.io
  • Founded 2016

About Aiven PostgreSQL

Aiven PostgreSQL is a scalable, fully-managed Database-as-a-Service available on all major clouds. We include support for multiple users and databases in our plans, and provide features such as forking and connection pooling. Your data is safe with Aiven because we encrypt it at rest and in transit, and run your services on dedicated virtual machines. Set up in 10 minutes and enjoy peace of mind while focusing on your core business. Start today!

Aiven PostgreSQL Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualisation

Aiven PostgreSQL Most Helpful Reviews

An excellent, full-featured database provider

Reviewed on 02/10/2019
Verified Reviewer
Head Of Product
Internet, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: The general ease of operation for:
- Spinning up new databases
- Scaling up
- Scaling down
- Migrating to a different region
- Restoring backups
Is really great. It's amazing how many features you get out of the box.
The plans with redundancy are also cool because you get full access to the slave as a read-only replica, this means you can run heavy select queries without putting load on the main database.
There is a very significant "it just works" factor to it, which is not something I would imagine myself saying about a database provider so easily.

Cons: They are not the cheapest
Monitoring/alerting options were a bit lackluste, but this has improved recently.

Aiven is very efficent for me, because is very easy use to

Reviewed on 25/10/2017
Mario C.
Sys Admin
Telecommunications, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: the serves restores in atumatic in downtime
the backup automatic
facility to see the performance

Pros: graph of metrics
query statics
easy admin of users
the autimatic backups and restores
the upgrades of service plans is a very easy and autimatic
the agents of service desk are very efficent and friendly

Cons: can't watch logs of befores days
aiven dont have a panel to execute querys, i could execute querys without any administrator of postgresql from your platform
cant admin sessions, i could close to sessions without pgadmin

Vendor Response

by Aiven on 20/02/2019

Hello Mario,

Thank you for your review. We¿re glad to hear you have enjoyed the ease of use of our managed PostgreSQL.

First, I wanted to let you know that it is now possible to close connections directly from console.

Second, our logs view has been improved; for longer logs retention, we support integration to Elasticsearch, where you can keep logs for unlimited (limited by amount of disk space) time.

Thanks again!

Excellent, well-designed product. Hard to imagine an easier solution to this problem.

Reviewed on 16/10/2017
Johannes K.
CTO
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best feature is how easy it is to get up and running. Once you've set up an instance, you literally (in our case) just had to copy-and-paste the database URL into our site's (Django-based) configuration. The fact that scaling the instances is so easy also makes it quite comfortable to just start with a small one and then upgrade it as your needs increase.

Cons: We had one or two cases where the instance was unreachable, even though the dashboard reported that it was up. Considering the price, this is pretty good for over a year of service with no redundancy, though. Also, automatically upgrading the PostgreSQL version is obviously a double-edged sword. An opt-out feature might be helpful. We once started getting some errors when the postgres-server version changed.

Aiven is the perfect, no-lock-in DB solution

Reviewed on 01/04/2019
Verified Reviewer
CEO
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: Aiven makes it trival to move databases between cloud providers. The stickiest thing about any hyperscaler (AWS/Google/Azure) is your data - it's a PAIN to move. Aiven makes changing your cloud provider a literal point and shoot operation, something that could take weeks of planning trying to from RDS to Cloud SQL or the like.

Cons: A little more customization in the pricing would be nice (and the ability to run within a VPC instead of having to peer VPCs), but honestly there's very little I don't like about Aiven.

Remote replicas to the rescue!

Reviewed on 22/07/2019
Daniel G.
SRE
Financial Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We tested and we loved it, the remote replica is a service that takes weight out of our shoulders in a brilliant and simple way.

Pros: The interface is easy to use and intuitive. The remote replica option is saving the company time. In the past, it was hard to manage and configure the remote replicas using tools like Bucardo and PostgreSQL in RDS, which does not support binary replication (at least it didn't back then). The replicas between the remote databases happen almost instantly. Great support for extensions.

Cons: The chat support takes a long time to answer the questions but when they do, the answers are to the point and helpful.

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