Monday, November 18, 2013

Amazon Kinesis - Real-Time Processing of Streaming Big Data

Imagine a situation where fresh data arrives in a continuous stream, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You need to capture the data, process it, and turn it into actionable conclusions as soon as possible, ideally within a matter of seconds. Perhaps the data rate or the compute power required for the analytics varies by an order of magnitude over time. Traditional batch processing techniques are not going to do the job.

Amazon Kinesis is a managed service designed to handle real-time streaming of big data. It can accept any amount of data, from any number of sources, scaling up and down as needed.

You can use Kinesis in any situation that calls for large-scale, real-time data ingestion and processing. Logs for servers and other IT infrastructure, social media or market data feeds, web clickstream data, and the like are all great candidates for processing with Kinesis.

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