Amazon Data Firehose is the easiest way to load streaming data into data stores and analytics tools. Amazon Data Firehose is a fully managed service that makes it easy to capture, transform, and load massive volumes of streaming data from hundreds of thousands of sources into Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, Amazon OpenSearch Service, Kinesis Data Analytics, generic HTTP endpoints, and service providers like Datadog, New Relic, MongoDB, and Splunk, enabling near real-time analytics and insights.

Firehose streams

A Firehose stream is the underlying entity of Firehose. You use Firehose by creating a Firehose stream and then sending data to it.

Key features

Easy launch and configuration

You can launch Amazon Data Firehose and create a Firehose stream to deliver data into Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, Amazon OpenSearch Service, Snowflake, Splunk, HTTP endpoints, Datadog, New Relic, or MongoDB with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. You can send data to the Firehose stream by calling the Firehose API, or running the Linux agent we provide on the data source. Firehose then continuously delivers the data into the specified destinations.

Load new data in near real time

You can specify a batch size or batch interval to control how quickly data is uploaded to destinations. For example, you can set the batch interval to 60 seconds if you want to receive new data within 60 seconds of sending it to your Firehose stream. Additionally, you can specify if data should be compressed. The service supports common compression algorithms including GZip, Hadoop-Compatible Snappy, Zip, and Snappy. Batching and compressing data before uploading enables you to control how quickly you receive new data at the destinations.

Elastic scaling to handle varying data throughput

Once launched, your Firehose streams automatically scale up and down to handle gigabytes per second or more of input data rate, and maintain data latency at levels you specify for the stream, within the limits. No intervention or maintenance is needed.

Integration with Amazon MSK and Firehose Streams

Firehose can read data easily from an existing Amazon MSK cluster or an existing Firehose stream and load it to multiple destinations.

Apache Parquet or ORC format conversion

Firehose supports columnar data formats such as Apache Parquet and Apache ORC are optimized for cost-effective storage and analytics using services such as Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift Spectrum, Amazon EMR, and other Hadoop based tools. Firehose can convert the format of incoming data from JSON to Parquet or ORC formats before storing the data in Amazon S3, so you can save storage and analytics costs.

Deliver partitioned data to S3

Dynamically partition your streaming data before delivery to S3 using static or dynamically defined keys like “customer_id” or “transaction_id”.  Firehose groups data by these keys and delivers into key-unique S3 prefixes, making it easier for you to perform high performance, cost efficient analytics in S3 using Athena, EMR, and Redshift Spectrum. Learn more »

Integrated data transformations

You can configure Amazon Data Firehose to prepare your streaming data before it is loaded to data stores. Simply select an AWS Lambda function from the Amazon Data Firehose stream configuration tab in the AWS Management console. Amazon Data Firehose will automatically apply that function to every input data record and load the transformed data to destinations. Amazon Data Firehose provides pre-built Lambda blueprints for converting common data sources such as Apache logs and system logs to JSON and CSV formats. You can use these pre-built blueprints without any change, or customize them further, or write your own custom functions. You can also configure Amazon Data Firehose to automatically retry failed jobs and back up the raw streaming data. Learn more »

Support for multiple data destinations

Amazon Data Firehose currently supports Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, Amazon OpenSearch Service, HTTP endpoints, Datadog, New Relic, MongoDB, and Splunk as destinations. You can specify the destination Amazon S3 bucket, the Amazon Redshift table, the Amazon OpenSearch Service domain, generic HTTP endpoints, or a service provider where the data should be loaded.

Optional automatic encryption

Amazon Data Firehose provides you the option to have your data automatically encrypted after it is uploaded to the destination. As part of the Firehose stream configuration, you can specify an AWS Key Management System (KMS) encryption key.

Metrics for monitoring performance

Amazon Data Firehose exposes several metrics through the console, as well as Amazon CloudWatch, including volume of data submitted, volume of data uploaded to destination, time from source to destination, the Firehose stream limits, throttled records number and upload success rate.

Pay-as-you-go pricing

With Amazon Data Firehose, you pay only for the volume of data you transmit through the service, and if applicable, for data format conversion. You also pay for Amazon VPC delivery and data transfer when applicable. There are no minimum fees or upfront commitments. You don’t need staff to operate, scale, and maintain infrastructure or custom applications to capture and load streaming data.

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