Tiered storage overview in Aiven Console#

Aiven for Apache Kafka® offers a comprehensive overview of tiered storage, allowing you to understand its usage and make informed decisions. This overview provides insights into various aspects of tiered storage, including billing, settings, and storage details.


Aiven for Apache Kafka® tiered storage is a limited availability feature. If you’re interested in trying out this feature, contact the sales team at sales@Aiven.io.

Access tiered storage overview#

  1. In the Aiven console, choose your project and select your Aiven for Apache Kafka service.

  2. From the left sidebar, select Tiered Storage.

    • If you haven’t enabled tiered storage for your service, you’ll have the option to enable it.

    • If tiered storage is enabled but not configured for any topics, you have the option to set it up for topics directly. For more details, see Enable and configure tiered storage for topics.

  3. Once configured, you can view an overview of tiered storage and its associated details.

Key insights of tiered storage#

Get a quick snapshot of the essential metrics and details related to tiered storage:

  • Current billing expenses in USD: Stay informed about your current tiered storage expenses.

  • Forecasted month cost in USD: Estimate your upcoming monthly costs based on current usage.

  • Remote tier usage in bytes: View the volume of data that has been tiered.

  • Storage overview: View how topics use remote storage.

Current tiered storage settings#

This section provides an overview of the current local cache details and retention policy configurations for tiered storage:

  • Default local retention time (ms): Shows the current local data retention set in milliseconds.

  • Default local retention bytes: Shows the configured volume of data, in bytes, for local retention.

Modify retention policies#

  1. In the Tiered storage settings section, select the ellipsis (three dots) and select Update tiered storage settings.

  2. Within Update tiered storage settings page, adjust the values for:

    • Local Cache

    • Default Local Retention Time (ms)

    • Default Local Retention Bytes

  3. Confirm your adjustments by selecting Save changes.

Remote storage overview#

Explore the specifics of your storage usage and configurations:

  • Remote storage usage by topics: Take a deep dive into how much tiered storage is used per topic.

  • Filter by topic: Narrow down your view to specific topics for focused insights.