Posted On: Oct 7, 2015

Amazon Kinesis, which we are now calling Amazon Kinesis Streams, stores incoming data for a period of 24 hours by default. Amazon Kinesis Streams can now retain your streaming data for up to 7 days. You can dynamically configure the data retention period through an API call. For more information about extended data retention, visit Changing Data Retention Period. For extended data retention pricing, visit Amazon Kinesis Pricing.

Amazon Kinesis Streams is a managed service that enables you to build custom applications that process or analyze streaming data for specialized needs. Amazon Kinesis Streams can continuously capture and store terabytes of data per hour from hundreds of thousands of sources, and make it available for your stream processing applications. To learn more, see the Amazon Kinesis Streams website.