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Amazon Kinesis

Store and process terabytes of data each hour from hundreds of thousands of sources

What is Amazon Kinesis?

Amazon Kinesis can collect and process hundreds of gigabytes of data per second from hundreds of thousands of sources, allowing you to easily write applications that process information in real-time, from sources such as web site click-streams, marketing and financial information, manufacturing instrumentation and social media, and operational logs and metering data.
Amazon Kinesis is a tool in the Real-time Data Processing category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon Kinesis?

281 companies reportedly use Amazon Kinesis in their tech stacks, including Amazon, LaunchDarkly, and Instacart.

400 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon Kinesis.

Amazon Kinesis Integrations

Snowplow, LocalStack, StreamSets, Cloudcraft, and Rudderstack are some of the popular tools that integrate with Amazon Kinesis. Here's a list of all 26 tools that integrate with Amazon Kinesis.
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Decisions about Amazon Kinesis

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Amazon Kinesis in their tech stack.

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I am trying to implement video calling in a React Native app through Amazon Kinesis. But I was unlucky to find anything related to this on the web. Do you have any example code I can use? or any tutorial? If not, how easy is it to bridge the native library to RN? And what should I use WebRTC or Amazon Chime?? Thanks

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Praveen Mooli
Engineering Manager at Taylor and Francis · | 18 upvotes · 3.8M views

We are in the process of building a modern content platform to deliver our content through various channels. We decided to go with Microservices architecture as we wanted scale. Microservice architecture style is an approach to developing an application as a suite of small independently deployable services built around specific business capabilities. You can gain modularity, extensive parallelism and cost-effective scaling by deploying services across many distributed servers. Microservices modularity facilitates independent updates/deployments, and helps to avoid single point of failure, which can help prevent large-scale outages. We also decided to use Event Driven Architecture pattern which is a popular distributed asynchronous architecture pattern used to produce highly scalable applications. The event-driven architecture is made up of highly decoupled, single-purpose event processing components that asynchronously receive and process events.

To build our #Backend capabilities we decided to use the following: 1. #Microservices - Java with Spring Boot , Node.js with ExpressJS and Python with Flask 2. #Eventsourcingframework - Amazon Kinesis , Amazon Kinesis Firehose , Amazon SNS , Amazon SQS, AWS Lambda 3. #Data - Amazon RDS , Amazon DynamoDB , Amazon S3 , MongoDB Atlas

To build #Webapps we decided to use Angular 2 with RxJS

#Devops - GitHub , Travis CI , Terraform , Docker , Serverless

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Amazon Kinesis's Features

  • Real-time Processing- Amazon Kinesis enables you to collect and analyze information in real-time, allowing you to answer questions about the current state of your data, from inventory levels to stock trade frequencies, rather than having to wait for an out-of-date report
  • Easy to use- You can create a new stream, set the throughput requirements, and start streaming data quickly and easily. Amazon Kinesis automatically provisions and manages the storage required to reliably and durably collect your data stream
  • High throughput. Elastic.- Amazon Kinesis seamlessly scales to match the data throughput rate and volume of your data, from megabytes to terabytes per hour. Amazon Kinesis will scale up or down based on your needs
  • Integrate with Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon DynamoDB- With Amazon Kinesis, you can reliably collect, process, and transform all of your data in real-time before delivering it to data stores of your choice, where it can be used by existing or new applications. Connectors enable integration with Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon DynamoDB
  • Build Kinesis Applications- Amazon Kinesis provides developers with client libraries that enable the design and operation of real-time data processing applications. Just add the Amazon Kinesis Client Library to your Java application and it will be notified when new data is available for processing
  • Low Cost- Amazon Kinesis is cost-efficient for workloads of any scale. You can pay as you go, and you’ll only pay for the resources you use. You can get started by provisioning low throughput streams, and only pay a low hourly rate for the throughput you need

Amazon Kinesis Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon Kinesis?
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
Apache Spark
Spark is a fast and general processing engine compatible with Hadoop data. It can run in Hadoop clusters through YARN or Spark's standalone mode, and it can process data in HDFS, HBase, Cassandra, Hive, and any Hadoop InputFormat. It is designed to perform both batch processing (similar to MapReduce) and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and machine learning.
Amazon SQS
Transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available. With SQS, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available messaging cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
Amazon Kinesis Firehose
Amazon Kinesis Firehose is the easiest way to load streaming data into AWS. It can capture and automatically load streaming data into Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift, enabling near real-time analytics with existing business intelligence tools and dashboards you’re already using today.
Firehose is both a Rack application and JavaScript library that makes building real-time web applications possible.
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