Concepts#

Learn about some of the key concepts for working with Aiven platform:

  • Authentication tokens.

    Learn about authentication tokens and how to use them to programmatically access Aiven resources.

  • Billing.

    Understand how to set up and manage billing profile for your Aiven accounts.

  • Beta services.

    What to expect from the early versions of our new services and upgrades.

  • Cloud security.

    Learn about Aiven’s access control, encryption, network security, data privacy and operator access.

  • Backups at Aiven.

    Learn about how Aiven manages backup for each service and its retention policies.

  • Service forking.

    Quickly and safely make a copy of your database or other service for testing, dry run upgrades, or anything else, without affecting your existing service.

  • Service memory limits.

    Understanding memory overhead and limits applied to services.

  • Out of memory conditions.

    How Aiven protects your service from the Out Of Memory Killer when memory is overcommitted.

  • Projects and access management.

    Understand how to set up users, accounts and access management for your Aiven projects.

  • TLS/SSL certificates.

    Securing connections to Aiven services with certificates.

  • Dynamic Disk Sizing (DDS).

    Add (and remove) storage on the fly without upgrading your plan.

  • Bring your own account (BYOA).

    BYOA is an optional setup feature that allows you to purchase your Aiven services through your existing Cloud Provider.

  • Enhanced Compliance Environments (ECE).

    Enhanced Compliance Environments are an optional setup feature that allows you to deploy Aiven services within an environment that satisfies compliance beyond those of a standard environment.

  • Disaster Recovery (DR) testing scenarios.

    DR testing scenarios are simulations of disaster scenarios run for enterprise support customers by Aiven operators.

  • Choosing a time series database.

    Choosing a time series database in Aiven Console.

  • Service resources

    Learn about why services in Aiven have different resources than the VM it is running on.