Posted On: Jul 16, 2014

Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for real-time processing of streaming data at massive scale. Using Amazon Kinesis, you can capture, and store terabytes of data an hour from hundreds of thousands of sources. Developers can write stream processing applications with the Kinesis Client Library that take action on real-time data such as web site click-streams, financial transaction data, social media feeds, IT logs, location-tracking events, and more. Amazon Kinesis-enabled applications can power real-time dashboards, generate alerts, drive real-time business decisions such as changing pricing and advertising strategies, or emit data to other big data services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (Amazon EMR), or Amazon Redshift.

Amazon Kinesis is now available to all customers in 3 additional regions:

  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region

All customers can now use Amazon Kinesis from these regions in addition to US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) Regions, further reducing the latencies associated with high throughput streaming data ingestion, and processing for all data of interest. The pricing for new regions can be found in the pricing page.

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 get started with a sample visualization application here. Finally, you can also get started with the service using the AWS Management Console.

The Amazon Kinesis Team