Amazon Kinesis Service Level Agreement

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2024

This Amazon Kinesis Service Level Agreement (“SLA”) is a policy governing the use of the Included Services (listed below) and applies separately to each account using the Included Services. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this SLA and the terms of the AWS Customer Agreement or other agreement with us governing your use of our Services (the “Agreement”), the terms and conditions of this SLA apply, but only to the extent of such conflict. Capitalized terms used herein but not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Agreement.

Included Services

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Streams (“Amazon KDS”)
  • Amazon Kinesis Video Streams (“Amazon KVS”)

Service Commitment

AWS will use commercially reasonable efforts to make each Included Service available with a Monthly Uptime Percentage of at least 99.9% for each AWS region during any monthly billing cycle (the “Service Commitment”). In the event an Included Service does not meet the Service Commitment, you will be eligible to receive a Service Credit as described below.

Service Credits

Service Credits are calculated in accordance with the schedule below as a percentage of the total charges paid by you for the applicable Included Service in the affected AWS region for the billing cycle in which the Monthly Uptime Percentage fell within the ranges set forth in the table below.

Monthly Uptime Percentage Service Credit Percentage
Less than 99.9% but equal to or greater than 99.0% 10%
Less than 99.0% but equal to or greater than 95.0% 25%
Less than 95.0% 100%

We will apply any Service Credits only against future payments otherwise due from you for the Included Service. At our discretion, we may issue the Service Credit to the credit card you used to pay for the billing cycle in which the Included Service did not meet the Service Commitment. Service Credits will not entitle you to any refund or other payment from AWS. A Service Credit will be applicable and issued only if the credit amount for the applicable monthly billing cycle is greater than one dollar ($1 USD). Service Credits may not be transferred or applied to any other account. Unless otherwise provided in the Agreement, your sole and exclusive remedy for any unavailability, non-performance, or other failure by us to provide the Included Services is the receipt of a Service Credit (if eligible) in accordance with the terms of this SLA.

Credit Request and Payment Procedures

To receive a Service Credit, you must submit a claim by opening a case in the AWS Support Center. To be eligible, the credit request must be received by us by the end of the second billing cycle after which the incident occurred and must include:

(i) the words “SLA Credit Request” in the subject line;

(ii) the billing cycle and AWS region with respect to which you are claiming Service Credits together with the dates and times of each incident that you claim the Included Service was not Available; and

(iii) your Request logs that document the claimed incident(s) when the Included Service did not meet the Service Commitment (any confidential or sensitive information in these logs should be removed or replaced with asterisks).

If the Monthly Uptime Percentage applicable to the month of such request is confirmed by us and is less than the applicable Service Commitment, then we will issue the Service Credit to you within one billing cycle following the month in which your request is confirmed by us. Your failure to provide the request and other information as required above will disqualify you from receiving a Service Credit.

Amazon Kinesis SLA Exclusions

The Service Commitment does not apply to any unavailability, suspension or termination of an Included Service, or any other Included Service performance issues: (i) caused by factors outside of our reasonable control, including any force majeure event or Internet access or related problems beyond the demarcation point of the Included Service; (ii) that result from any actions or inactions from you; (iii) that result from your equipment, software or other technology; (iv) arising from our suspension or termination of your right to use the Included Service in accordance with the Agreement (collectively, the “Amazon Kinesis SLA Exclusions”). If availability is impacted by factors other than those used in our calculation of Monthly Uptime Percentage, then we may issue a Service Credit considering such factors at our discretion.


  • “Availability” or “Available” means:
    • For Amazon KDS and Amazon KVS: the percentage of Requests processed by your Included Service account during each 5-minute interval that do not fail with Errors. If you did not make any Requests in a given 5-minute interval, that interval is assumed to be 100% Available.
  • An “Error” is any Request that returns a 500 or 503 error code, as described in the Included Service Common Errors page on the AWS Site.
  • “Monthly Uptime Percentage” is calculated for a given AWS region as follows:
    • For Amazon KDS and Amazon KVS:
      • the average of the Availability of the applicable Included Service for all 5-minute intervals in a monthly billing cycle.

The calculation of Monthly Uptime Percentage excludes unavailability that arises directly or indirectly as a result of any Amazon Kinesis SLA Exclusions.

  • A “Request” is a customer-initiated action of a type specifically listed as being supported by the Included Service in the Included Service API Reference Documentation on the AWS Site.
  • A “Service Credit” is a dollar credit, calculated as set forth above, that we may credit back to an eligible Included Service account.