About Aiven PostgreSQL

Aiven PostgreSQL is a database-as-a-service platform that helps businesses in retail, IoT and energy sectors integrate into existing workflow and automate daily tasks including in-place data upgrades, publish/unpublish replicas and more. The centralized platform lets administrators manage data operations such as forking, pooling and restoration using PostGIS and TimescaleDB extensions.

Aiven PostgreSQL provides Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) peering, which lets businesses manage Aiven managed service from within Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure platforms. Users can utilize read-only replicas to streamline operations across master nodes and eliminate latency issues with remote data access.

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58 Reviews of Aiven PostgreSQL

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.72 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(43)

43

4 stars

(14)

14

3 stars

(1)

1

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1 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 58 results

April 2020

Charlie from TORQ Interface

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

The best managed PostgreSQL solution I've tried

I have always wanted a solution like Aiven; easy-to-use like Heroku, but with far more powerful features and far more affordable.

Pros

- latest version of PostgreSQL available nearly immediately - great performance - easy-to-understand UI with enough power to do everything I needed - straightforward solution, not excessively complicated - ability to deploy into cloud provider of my choice, no lock-in - clear pricing - excellent support

Cons

- not possible to leverage free credits from cloud providers

October 2017

Johannes from Pubfront ApS

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2017

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

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.

August 2020

Justin from LMI

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2020

Works for us

We use this product to back our application for all environments. It is a huge improvement over our previous provider who was less expensive, but not nearly as stable or user friendly.

Pros

The ease of deployment and the dashboard are super important to us and these guys seem to have put a lot of thought into building a toolset that works for devs.

Cons

I don't have anything useful to add here.

Reasons for Choosing Aiven PostgreSQL

Price and ease of use.

August 2018

Mikko from Enterlot

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

2.0

August 2018

title

cool

Cons

Not being able to copy from one gb to another easily or automatically

Response from Aiven

Replied February 2019

Hi Mikko, Thank you for your comment. You can find more information about copying entire databases from one service another from: https://help.aiven.io/postgresql/getting-started/migrating-your-existing-postgresql-database-to-aiven Hope this helps!

August 2020

Ev from ZeNhub

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2020

My review

Pros

It works. It seems stable. We hope someones is handling all the version updates and patches for us, but we don't get a lot of visibility into that.

Cons

It's expensive and I'm not sure how much value Aiven is providing us. We consider just running Postgres on our own cloud almost every day.