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Aiven bets on time series with release of first of kind Aiven for M3

Aiven announced its 11th managed service, Aiven for M3. With a unique and purpose-built architecture, M3 enables large-scale time series workloads. Likewise, it will be the first of its kind as a managed service: an open-source, highly-available, horizontally-scalable time series database that opens new possibilities for all organizations, regardless of their size.

"Launching Aiven for M3 reflects our promise to provide Aiven customers the latest, most advanced technologies that'll enable them to not only strengthen their respective business processes and use cases, but to evolve them," said Hannu Valtonen, co-founder and chief product officer at Aiven. "What's more, Aiven for M3 could be to time series data what Aiven for Apache Kafka was to data streaming, that providing accessible tech will increase the speed at which we push the underlying use case forward."

Data volumes continue to balloon as forward-looking concepts and technologies like IoT and containerization are created and developed, revealing a growing market appetite for a time series database to manage the data scale and complexity rooted in monitoring and analytics workloads. 

Built to handle Uber's massive scale, M3's battle-tested capabilities were what initially piqued Aiven's interest in the technology because its own growth required a stronger monitoring backbone for the customer nodes under its management, which have grown exponentially - fivefold in the last year alone. 

"The exponential growth of our business and the underlying operations metrics and monitoring infrastructure that is critical to our fully-automated, self-healing functionality requires a robust solution, said Aiven VP of Tech Ops Mika Eloranta. "We selected M3 because it's truly Open Source, properly implements clustering, and is highly adaptable to various high-throughput, real-world use cases."

This virtuous circle, whereby Aiven can improve its service offering with the very tech that it provides as managed services means that its customers have unmatched access to a cohesive mix of advanced open-source tech that can be used to develop comprehensive solutions to evolving data challenges.

Aiven for M3 exemplifies this with out-of-box support for Prometheus, InfluxDB and Graphite protocols, integrations with popular visualization and metrics platforms such as Grafana, Prometheus and Jolokia, and advanced features such as multi-az placement, Terraform support and VPC peering.

Currently in Beta, Aiven for M3 will be generally available in mid-November.

Published Monday, October 12, 2020 11:16 AM by David Marshall
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