Posted On: Sep 11, 2014

Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for real-time processing of streaming data at massive scale. Using Amazon Kinesis, developers can continuously capture, and store terabytes of data an hour from hundreds of thousands of sources including web site click-streams, financial transaction data, social media feeds, IT logs, location-tracking events, and more. Developers can write stream processing applications with the Kinesis Client Library that take action on real-time data, and power real-time dashboards, generate alerts, implement dynamic pricing, and advertising strategies, or even 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 now enables all customers to tag Kinesis streams to simplify administration. A tag is a user-defined label expressed as a key-value pair that helps organize AWS resources, and identify them as business-specific groupings such as application names or projects. For example, developers can use tags to make it easier to allocate costs and optimize spending by tagging a Kinesis stream with details such as a cost center, or the name of an administrator or project. You can add, view, and remove tags by using the AWS Management Console, API, or AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

To learn more about tagging Kinesis streams, please visit Tagging Your Amazon Kinesis Streams.

To learn more about Cost Allocation and tagging, please visit About AWS Account Billing.

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. Finally, you can also get started with the service using the AWS Management Console.