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Amazon Kinesis – Public Beta Now Open

We announced a limited preview of Amazon Kinesis last month at AWS re:Invent. If you aren’t familiar with Kinesis, take a quick look at my recent post, Amazon Kinesis – Real-Time Processing of Streaming Big Data, to learn more.

I am pleased to announce that Kinesis is now available in public beta form, and that you can start using it today.

With the launch of the public beta we are also adding support for the CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) standard developed by the W3C. This means that JavaScript running in a web browser can put data into Amazon Kinesis directly, potentially eliminating the need for an intermediate layer of proxy servers for certain use cases.

Here are a pair of re:Invent presentations that will tell you a lot more than I can. First, General Manager Ryan Waite introduces Kinesis:

Next, VP & Distinguished Engineer Marvin Theimer goes in to detail:

We have plenty of documentation to get you started including a full set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). You can start with the Kinesis Developer Guide (PDF):

And then dive in to the Kinesis API Reference (PDF):


I’m looking forward to seeing some cool Kinesis apps emerge in the near future. Let me know what you come up with!

— Jeff;