Aiven’s Managed Database aims to provide frictionless development environments

Companies are turning to open source managed databases for scale and expertise. But how do technology solutions handle critical operations, including access control, compliance checks, and anomaly detection?

The mission of Aiven Ltd. is to fill that gap by eliminating data infrastructure worries so that DevOps teams can do what they do best: develop, according to James Arlen (pictured), chief information security officer at Aiven.

“His 10 different open source database products delivered as a platform, all services managed,” he said. “The game is to be the most efficient, secure and compliant database as a service in the market, frictionless for your developers. You want to be able to say, ‘Hhere take care of my data for me. And that’s what we do.

Arlen spoke with theCUBE industry analysts John Furrier and Lisa Martin during the AWS Summit event in New York, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s live streaming studio. They discussed Aiven’s market growth and product differentiation points, as well as the holistic managed database space. (*Disclosure below.)

Growth, Security Posture, and How Aiven Plans to Compete with Snowflake

With a recent Series C round that topped $160 million, a valuation exceeding $2 billion, and healthy revenue and growth numbers, Aiven is poised to stay ahead of its clients’ security needs, according to Arlan.

“We take care of backups, high availability, all things security and compliance around access and certifications. AAll those things that are actually hard to do well and regularly, that’s all we do,” he said.

With Snowflake being the preferred destination for migrating companies for on-premises legacy data warehousing solutions, Aiven is banking on open source to generate enough competition, with what the company hopes will be a compelling pitch.

“With open source, I tie my future to the common good,” Arlen said.The Internet works in open source. It does not work on anything closed. And so I don’t hitch my wagon to something that I have no control over. I tie it to something where any of our clients could decide to leave at any time.

Here’s the full video interview, some of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of the AWS Summit event in New York:

(*Disclosure: Aiven Ltd. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Aiven nor other sponsors have editorial control over the content of theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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