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|
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.