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Score 8.6 out of 100
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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

Dataminr Pulse

For any news editor, Dataminr is a must. It is the only platform I have used which I would 100 percent recommend to anyone who needs constant access and notification to all that is going on in the world's media.Various other platforms provide information, but Dataminr collates all these other platforms together into one easy to use interface. It is remarkably quick to check Dataminr after receiving a desktop or email notification and find out what is going on regarding a specific subject. As a news editor, I am required to manage a news team that produces copy for breaking stories, and Dataminr allows me to find news and commission it faster than any other platform I have previously used.
Billy Hawkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Streaming Analytics

Amazon Kinesis
8.9
Dataminr Pulse
Real-Time Data Analysis
Amazon Kinesis
10.0
Dataminr Pulse
Visualization Dashboards
Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Dataminr Pulse
Data Ingestion from Multiple Data Sources
Amazon Kinesis
9.5
Dataminr Pulse
Low Latency
Amazon Kinesis
9.5
Dataminr Pulse
Integrated Development Tools
Amazon Kinesis
9.5
Dataminr Pulse
Data wrangling and preparation
Amazon Kinesis
10.0
Dataminr Pulse
Linear Scale-Out
Amazon Kinesis
7.6
Dataminr Pulse
Machine Learning Automation
Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Dataminr Pulse
Data Enrichment
Amazon Kinesis
6.3
Dataminr Pulse

Pros

Amazon Kinesis

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

Dataminr Pulse

  • Collating various sources into one interface makes keeping track of breaking news remarkably easy.
  • The live update feature means updates from breaking stories are fed directly to the consumer. This means users do not have to go out their way to find out every last detail of a story, and can instead use their time writing the story.
Billy Hawkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Kinesis

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

Dataminr Pulse

  • Setting up Dataminr can be relatively obtuse. Although basic functions are easy to use, the more in-depth aspects require research and training to use correctly.
  • Topics are very broad, which can be a negative at times. It would be useful to have 'football' as a topic rather than 'sport', for instance.
Billy Hawkins | 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

Dataminr Pulse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis 8.4
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

Dataminr Pulse

Dataminr Pulse 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Connection issues/downtime occur but they are rare and generally quickly fixed. There are frequent seminars and tutorials to teach the platform. This is an excellent decision from the company and has made me more willing to learn how to use Dataminr correctly. As a result of this, I use the platform more than I would have if I had been forced to learn everything myself.
Billy Hawkins | 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

Dataminr Pulse

Before using Dataminr we did not use a similar platform, with stories discovered by simply crawling the web (TweetDeck/Reddit/news sites, etc). Because of this, Dataminr has been a game-changer for us and has revolutionized the way we have worked since it was introduced. Being able to completely remove one aspect of the job (searching for news) has increased productivity in all other areas.
Billy Hawkins | 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

Dataminr Pulse

  • Since starting to use Dataminr, our traffic has vastly increased. Though not entirely to thank for the growth, Dataminr has played a role in talkSPORT.com's ComScore increasing by 150 percent over the past 18 months.
  • Increased traffic is partly due to producing more content, and Dataminr has directly led to discovering a number of stories we previously would have missed.
Billy Hawkins | 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

Dataminr Pulse

General

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

Dataminr Pulse Editions & Modules

Edition
Dataminr$15,0001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Kinesis
9.2
Dataminr Pulse
9.0

Usability

Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Dataminr Pulse

Support Rating

Amazon Kinesis
8.4
Dataminr Pulse
9.0

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