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Amazon Kinesis Cheat Sheet


Kinesis makes it easy to collect, process, & analyze real-time, streaming data, so one can get timely insights.

Amazon Kinesis enables you to process and analyze data as it arrives and respond instantly instead of having to wait until all your data is collected before the processing can begin.

  • Real-time-based
  • Fully managed
  • Scalable


  • Kinesis data stream.
  • Hot shard vs cold shard.
  • Merging shards will decrease streams capacity.
  • Kinesis adapter is the recommended way to consume streams from DynamoDB.
  • Incoming write bandwidth and outgoing read bandwidth are used to calculate initial number of shards for kinesis stream.
  • A single Kinesis Shard can handle 1MB per second write. 2MB per second read. It can also handle 1000 writes per second, and 5 read transactions a second

Analysis of streaming social media data

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