2016-02-18

Try Aiven PostgreSQL for free

We've been getting feedback from people wanting to try out our service on a trial basis and we've decided to automatically give all new users free trial credits.

New users will automatically get US$10 worth of free credits to try our database services. We also no longer require a credit card to be put on file before letting you spin up your own databases.

Billing and credits view in the Aiven Console

These user credits will allow you to try our hobbyist level plans for roughly two weeks (or longer if you power off your instances when you don't need them.)

After your credits have been used up your database will stay up and running if you have added your credit card to the service. Otherwise we'll automatically power down your database when the credits run out but you can restore it by just entering card details.

Note that you can use these credits for any plan type meaning you can even try out our more powerful business or premium plans if you'd like.

We hope these changes will make it easier for you to try out our highly performant, highly available next generation database services.

Sign up now to for a free trial!


Cheers,

    Aiven Team

2016-02-10

Bigger, faster, cheaper Aiven PostgreSQL service plans!

Based on customer feedback, we have added a few more PostgreSQL service plan options to our offering.

All plans except Hobbyist now have four size variants each. We have also doubled the SSD disk space in our plans!

All plans include daily full backups and real-time streaming of incremental backups. Recovery to any point in time is supported. Also forking a new database from any point in time in the backup history is possible.

 Basic single-node plans

  • Hobbyist: 1 CPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB SSD at $19 / month ($0.026 / hour)
  • Startup-4: 1 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB SSD at $75 / month ($0.103 / hour)
  • Startup-8: 2 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 100 GB SSD at $150 / month ($0.205 / hour)
  • Startup-16: 4 CPU, 16 GB RAM, 200 GB SSD at $300 / month ($0.411 / hour)
  • Startup-32: 8 CPU, 32 GB RAM, 400 GB SSD at $600 / month ($0.822 / hour)

Startup plans store backup history for the last 24 hours. 

Plans with a standby-node and automatic failover

The Business plans add a level of redundancy with a hot standby node that takes over if the master server stops functioning:
  • Business-4: 1 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB SSD at $200 / month ($0.274 / hour)
  • Business-8: 2 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 100 GB SSD at $400 / month ($0.548 / hour)
  • Business-16: 4 CPU, 16 GB RAM, 200 GB SSD at $800 / month ($1.096 / hour)
  • Business-32: 8 CPU, 32 GB RAM, 400 GB SSD at $1600 / month ($2.192 / hour)

Business plans have a full backups history over the last 14 days.

Plans with two standby nodes

The Premium plans add a second hot standby node, which means all database transactions are written to two nodes even during the time of a node failover.
  • Premium-4: 1 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB SSD at $300 / month ($0.411 / hour)
  • Premium-8: 2 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 100 GB SSD at $600 / month ($0.822 / hour)
  • Premium-16: 4 CPU, 16 GB RAM, 200 GB SSD at $1200 / month ($1.644 / hour)
  • Premium-32: 8 CPU, 32 GB RAM, 400 GB SSD at $2400 / month ($3.288 / hour)

Premium plans have a full backups history over the last 30 days.


Cheers,

    Aiven Team

2016-02-02

Aiven PostgreSQL available in DigitalOcean

Since our last announcement we've been hard at work to expand our cloud coverage geographically to include DigitalOcean's datacenter regions.

DigitalOcean Inc is a New York based cloud provider with a high uptime and amazing hardware that lets its users scale easily. See digitalocean.com for more information.

The new Aiven regions that are immediately available are:
  • EU Netherlands (DigitalOcean)
  • EU Germany (DigitalOcean)
  • EU England (DigitalOcean)
  • US New York (DigitalOcean)
  • US California (DigitalOcean)
  • Asia Singapore (DigitalOcean)
  • Canada Ontario (DigitalOcean)
Along with the existing Aiven regions in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and UpCloud, this brings the current number of regions Aiven supports to twenty-four.

Go to aiven.io to get started!

We're always looking for feedback on what to improve so feel free to let us know if you have ideas on what you'd love to see us support next.

PS. You can also check out our previous blog post that has a basic walkthrough of the Aiven web console!

Cheers,
Aiven team