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

21 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $19.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Services are billed hourly and invoiced monthly.
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Aiven
  • aiven.io
  • Founded 2016
  • Finland

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

  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational
  • Virtualization

Aiven PostgreSQL Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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

Oct 16, 2017
4/5
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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 very efficent for me, because is very easy use to

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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

Overall: the serves restores in atumatic in downtime

the backup automatic

facility to see the performance

Using Aiven has been a great experience because it has permitted us to deploy faster database server

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like that is possible to deploy PostgreSQL within seconds. I also really like that is possible to upgrade to a minor or major version of PostgreSQL without a noticeable downtime. I like the offering of HA services. I like the great customer support.

Cons: That it is not possible to have customizable PostgreSQL logs. On our dedicated servers we customize this logs to show us querys that last longer than 5 seconds, currently this is not possible with Aiven.

Overall: Deploying database servers it is now really fast for us.

Works well, has cloud datacenters in many regions.

Jan 26, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Datacenters in multiple regions, multiple PostgreSQL versions. General high level of availability. Support is helpful and pretty fast (located in my timezone.)

Cons: No real cons actually. Had a problem once (which was related to my PG driver etc), the customer support helped me resolve it fairly quickly.

Overall: Don't have to host Linux servers for it myself.

It's great. Everything just works; setup was effortless; customer service is responsive and helpful.

Oct 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing are the no-downtime migrations and upgrades. The setup was quick and easy and since then no maintenance has been required. Customer service is great and pro-active. The dashboard works well.

Cons: As far as I can tell there's no way to set a separate billing email.

It would be nice to also see in the dashboard what's taking up most memory and disk space and to be able to set up alerts, such as if there are queries that take too long to execute.

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Aug 23, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Cons: Not being able to copy from one gb to another easily or automatically

Overall: cool

Capterra-loader

So simple and powerfull

Sep 01, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I have only used the PostgreSQL service so far and I really like how easy it is to start, fork en upgrade the service.

A great feature, and a must for us, is that you can choose on which cloud provider and location the service should be deployed.

We have been hosting our own PostgreSQL server for years and had to manage upgrades, backup and scaling on our own. And it feels great to finally leave that behind us and start using PostgreSQL as a service.

The support is great to. I have been in contact with the support using the chat feature and have been helped every time.

Cons: The official API client was a bit hard to understand at first.

Overall: I am very satisfied with Aiven so far.It eliminated the need for in-house solutions for backup, scaling and upgrading a PostgreSQL server.

Overall good, customer support is good, however pricing is not great compared to AWS, logs not good.

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use, being able to upgrade, downgrade hardware as needed, great customer support, overall decent interface.

Cons: Hardware versus price is not great, especially compared to AWS, not great logging, seems difficult to customize, no auto scaling.

It works nicely

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy and fast to start a new service.

Easy service overview.

Nice pricerange from hobby to business

Cons: We had a service issue some time ago where we had no database for 4 hours. We needed to upgrade to business to have better fallback

new to cloud db services

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: - Australian data centre (no one has these!)

- Postgres support

- Easy to create an account and a database

- Customer support is very good

- Documentation and guides are very good

- Intergration with Datadog was easy

Cons: 1. The default db is named 'defaultdb' so i created new dbs for staging/prod so i dont use the default db, i find this a bit confusing

2. On overview page only default db is shown, I would prefer to see all my db's and possibly set favourites

3. When I hit the server the Current Queries tab shows IP address but duration and db fields are blank?

4. Pricing seems a little steep for mid level single app users

5. Would like to see explanations in console graphs to better understand what they mean

Overall: Very happy with service and support

Nice UI. Great support. Great features (for PG, a bit less for redis unfortunately)

Oct 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Setup is very intuitive, and it seems to work great. Support was prompt and knowledgeable (which is hugely important). PG features seem solid and the flexibility to choose the cloud hosting, size etc is great.

Cons: easy Redis backup/import is still missing unfortunately. We'd love to use Aiven for redis too, but with those limitations we can't yet.

I'm still a bit hesitant about how likely Aiven is to stay in business as a company. It's not so well known and hard to know who's behind it and that it's doing well financially to keep going for many years. (btw, I think you guys should be more active on HackerNews and other geek channels where you should market yourselves.)

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Great service

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Can't fault Aiven at all, great service, the exact services we require (postgres and elasticsearch) and always more than willing to help

Cons: While it is a managed service you do need to have at least a minimum of knowledge to setup and run the services on offer.

Overall: The implementation of our business!

Good for quick start, but more features required

Jan 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, quick setup.

We easily migrated to cloud and don't have to manage PostgreSQL any more.

Cons: Not enough features and settings for PostgreSQL: for example: slow queries logs are missing and we have to monitor by third party tools.

Great PostgreSQL offering with managed PGBouncher

Nov 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - Managed PGBouncher

- easy setup and upgrade

- quicky offering new technologies (e.g. PostgreSQL 10)

Cons: - lack of integration with datadog for metrics. right now we need to get some metrics manually using the Aiven metrics API

We love to use Aiven to spawn PostgreSQL databases, it's easy to use and many features we like

Jan 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Zero-downtime migrations and plan changes, database forks, nice metrics with iops.

Configuration seems to be hand-crafted to the installation, which is nice.

Cons: Plans could be more flexible in terms of space. Would be great to be able to choose disk space independently. Even for a small database which is used to store archive data, it gets very expensive.

Overall: Fast and easy setup,

vast choice of cloud providers and regions.

Works as it should, no useless overhead

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Absolutely easy setup. Just a few clicks and everything is up and running. No overhead configuration or to database specific.

I needed a Database as a service, i got a database as a service. Nothing more to say.

Cons: I miss a little button to start a database backup by myself. Maybe it is there somewhere, but i am too blind...

Overall: Quick and easy solution for my need of Database as a service.

Painless.

Nov 10, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Taking postgres off our production servers makes them basically immutable and much easier to manage. Backup and failover of a single-node database is very important, but not part of our core competency.

Cons: It would be nice to have per-aiven-user postgres admin accounts so that we can audit access via tools like psql.

Overall: We offload backup and high availability operations.

Easy yet powerful

Dec 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I enjoyed using the Aiven console a lot. It is very straightforward to use, well-organized and documented.

Cons: Not much to complain about. Probably Services overview page could provide connection details straight away, so the user doesn't have to click on the service name to find the host and port.

Powerful yet easy to use

Jan 03, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity of upgrading databases.

The virtualization (to the customer) of cloud provider choices.

The ability to control all aspects of the database and users.

Cons: Log file management.

Uncertainty of the company (the same as with all startups).

Performance of the low-end option.

Nice experience

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: Is too fast and easy get a postgrees sql instance. The biggest pro is to forget about having to manage the server and focus on the development of the application

Cons: The Free trial was too short, it would be better if free trial limit were storage as 500MB of free storage i miss a small instance to make tests.

Reliable, good UI and simple concept of management.

Jan 03, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: It's way better, than hosting PostgreSQL by ourself, compliance with EU data protections laws, good support.