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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis is a great replacement for Kafka and it works better whenever the components of the solution are AWS based. Best if extended fan-out is not required, but still price-performance ratio is very good for simplifying maintenance.
I would go with a different option if the systems to be connected are legacy, for instance in the case of traditional messaging clients.
Francisco Javier Castañeda Marroquín | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SNS

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is well suited for applications built on event driven architecture. It makes it easy to log and track events in real time from the source to the destination. The permissions should be configured properly in order to use SNS else while implementing you can come across Access Denied errors. The dashboards are difficult to maintain to track the utilization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Streaming Analytics

Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Amazon SNS
Real-Time Data Analysis
Amazon Kinesis
10.0
Amazon SNS
Visualization Dashboards
Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Amazon SNS
Data Ingestion from Multiple Data Sources
Amazon Kinesis
9.5
Amazon SNS
Low Latency
Amazon Kinesis
9.5
Amazon SNS
Integrated Development Tools
Amazon Kinesis
9.5
Amazon SNS
Data wrangling and preparation
Amazon Kinesis
10.0
Amazon SNS
Linear Scale-Out
Amazon Kinesis
7.9
Amazon SNS
Machine Learning Automation
Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Amazon SNS
Data Enrichment
Amazon Kinesis
6.6
Amazon SNS

Pros

Amazon Kinesis

  • Processing huge loads of data
  • Integrating well with IoT Platform on Amazon
  • Integration with overall AWS Ecosystem
  • Scalability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SNS

  • Built in for quicker setup within AWS ecosystem.
  • Trusted as you control the users and configuration via IAM and easy access controls.
  • Can be sent to S3 simple storage or for long term storage if required.
  • Can be used in many regions, same configs.
Rob Domenico | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Kinesis

  • I am finding it difficult to think of what could be improved!
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SNS

  • At times you receive access denied errors which are annoying.
  • Rarely do you receive internal failure errors where you can't access the information. It is rare but it does happen.
  • You are required to add an MWS Authentication Token every so often. I wish it would pull that information automatically for you so you don't have to go searching for it.
Jackson Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very versatile tool and is easy to use. With the support of Amazon, it can be configured very quickly and integrated into any project that needs processing and the analysis of data, photos, and videos in real-time. It is very useful for security because when analyzing data in real-time it is easier to avoid fraud. I have not had any problems when implementing this tool, it is very intuitive and I can access the platform from any device that includes a web browser.
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SNS

Amazon SNS 8.5
Based on 12 answers
Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a fairly simple tool to use, with the only complexity coming around creating new endpoints. Sending messages and transferring them to clients is an "it just works" out of the box solution, and on that basis, I have to say this tool does its job well, and easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis 8.6
Based on 3 answers
The documentation was confusing and lacked examples. The streams suddenly stopped working with no explanation and there was no information in the logs. All these were more difficult when dealing with enhanced fan-out. In fact, we were about to abort the usage of Kinesis due to a misunderstanding with enhanced fan-out.
Francisco Javier Castañeda Marroquín | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SNS

Amazon SNS 8.6
Based on 17 answers
Amazon Simple Notification Sevices (SNS) support depends on your usage pattern and definitely on your support plan as an enterprise with AWS. Before reaching out to support you should read their documentation, as they have mentioned almost all the common issues and their solutions there. However, for specific issues, they generally respond in 1-2 business days.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Kinesis

Actually we didn't select Kinesis, we were forced into using it because SQS wasn't yet supported by Lambda. Unlike Kinesis, SQS supports both FIFO and standard queues which let us control order of events processed, as well as handle retry logic, failover logic, and set up CloudWatch Alarms when we have too many events in our backlog. It also lets us know when something didn't process properly and we can alert DevOps to that issue and/or retry the processes automatically.With SQS, we have much more visibility then we ever did with Kinesis. This is very important to our use cases, as we aren't processing millions of events per second, but for us every event is very important.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SNS

Amazon Simple Notification Service and PagerDuty have been used by various organizations. Amazon SNS is ideal if you're within an AWS environment. PagerDuty is used when we are working outside of Amazon Web Services. Though PagerDuty is more expensive than Amazon SNS they do have better reporting capabilities in specific areas.
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Kinesis

  • Significantly reduced the cost of our IoT platform, compared to other Cloud providers.
  • Better user experience.
  • Enabled real "real-time analytics."
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SNS

  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) saved us a lot of extra coding time by providing straightforward functionality we needed in our ad campaign automation tool.
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) allows us to maintain a consistent, serverless model within our applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Kinesis

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Kinesis Editions & Modules

Edition
Shard Hour$0.0151
PUT Payload$0.0142
  1. Per Hour
  2. per 1,000,000 units
Additional Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon SNS Editions & Modules

Edition
API Requests0.501
Notification Deliveries0.502
API Requests & Payload Data0.013
  1. per 1 million requests
  2. per million notifications
  3. per 1 million
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Kinesis
9.2
Amazon SNS
8.5

Usability

Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Amazon SNS
8.5

Support Rating

Amazon Kinesis
8.6
Amazon SNS
8.6

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