The Internet of Things on AWS – Official Blog

Category: Amazon Kinesis

Build a Cloud Gateway to Ingest RTSP video to Amazon Kinesis Video Streams

Introduction According to industry researcher IHS Markit, the estimated number of IP cameras deployed worldwide was approaching 1 billion by the end of 2021, and according to Gartner’s Emerging Tech: Revenue Opportunity Projection of Computer Vision report, enterprise computer vision (CV) software, hardware and services in key markets is expected to generate global revenue of […]

How to implement a disaster recovery solution for IoT platforms on AWS

This blog post introduces a real-world use case from Internet of Things (IoT) service providers that use Disaster Recovery for AWS IoT to improve the reliability of their IoT platforms. IoT service providers, especially those running high-reliability businesses, require consistent device connectivity and the seamless transfer of connectivity configurations and workloads to other regions when […]

Best practices for ingesting data from devices using AWS IoT Core and/or Amazon Kinesis

Internet of Things (IoT) devices generate data that can be used to identify trends and drive decisions in the cloud. Designing a scalable ingestion technique is a complex task and the first step is to understand the behavior expected from the device: how is the device sending data and how much, what pattern does the […]

Design considerations for cost-effective video surveillance platforms with AWS IoT for Smart Homes

Introduction Designing and developing a cost-efficient, cloud-connected video platform for surveillance cameras and smart home devices require developers to architect and integrate a streaming service capable of ingesting, storing, and processing unstructured media data at scale. The infrastructure behind such a platform needs to handle large volumes of predicated data load along with the flexibility […]

Ingesting enriched IoT data into Amazon S3 using Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

Introduction When sending data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices to a data lake, you may need to enrich the device data payload with additional metadata in the cloud for further data processing and visualization. There are multiple reasons this data might not exist in the device payload, such as minimizing the device payload in […]

Sharing a vision for a more connected world with AWS IoT

AWS IoT VP, Yasser Alsaied, talks IoT strategy, commitment, and outlook Introduction The future of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a topic of ongoing discussion and speculation. With implications for IoT hyperscalers, vendors, and customers alike, the landscape is rapidly evolving. To shed light on this topic, I spoke with Yasser Alsaied, vice […]

Deploying and managing an IoT workload on AWS

Introduction When implementing an Internet of Things (IoT) workload, companies are faced with multiple options when it comes to choosing a platform. From building it entirely from scratch, including your own device hardware, all the way to purchasing preconfigured hardware and just connecting to a completely Software as a service (SaaS) IoT platform. The goal […]

Ingesting industrial media to Amazon Kinesis Video Streams using AWS IoT Greengrass V2 components

Introduction Organizations install hundreds of Internet Protocol (IP) cameras to increase security by surveilling indoor and outdoor spaces. This is a common need for manufacturing plant floors across industries such as automotive, commercial, Oil & Gas, public safety, and agri-tech. Companies connect cameras to the cloud to create a centralized view of their siloed data […]

How to reduce latency with Amazon Kinesis Video Streams – Part 2

In this, part 2 on how to reduce latency in media managed by Amazon Kinesis Video Streams (KVS) I describe the techniques in which to configure KVS, the media producer and the media player for optimal latency settings. Then, I introduce the Amazon Kinesis Video Stream Web Viewer and perform a number of experiments on […]

How to reduce latency with Amazon Kinesis Video Streams – Part 1

In this two part series I describe how to reduce latency of streaming media managed by Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and how less than 2-second latency can be delivered with robust video quality across a variety of network conditions. Then, I provide a practical demonstration showing that with the Amazon Kinesis Video Stream Web Viewer, […]