Posted On: Dec 16, 2013

We are excited to announce that Amazon Kinesis is now available for your evaluation and use! Using Amazon Kinesis, you can store and process terabytes of data an hour from hundreds of thousands of sources, making it easy to write applications that take action on real-time data such as web site click-streams, marketing and financial transactions, social media feeds, logs and metering data, and location-tracking events. Amazon Kinesis-enabled applications can power real-time dashboards, generate alerts, drive real-time business decisions such as changing pricing and advertising strategies, or send data to other big data services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (Amazon EMR), or Amazon Redshift. Customers can create an Amazon Kinesis stream with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console or through a simple API call.

Amazon Kinesis takes care of all the “heavy-lifting” for you, providing easy data ingestion and storage, high data durability, and the ability to scale seamlessly from kilobytes to terabytes an hour – at a fraction of the cost and effort. The Amazon Kinesis Client Library simplifies load balancing, coordination, and fault tolerance, and you can use AWS Auto Scaling to easily create elastic, high-performance Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) processing clusters. Amazon Kinesis also integrates with third-party products, giving you control and freedom to choose your preferred method of data processing, including popular open source products.

For more information about Amazon Kinesis, please visit the product detail page, where you can learn more and watch a short introductory video that will explain the service. You can also get started with the service using the AWS Management Console.