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Using Kinesis to stream billions of messages in a day, over millions of connected devices on the field
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October 16, 2019

Using Kinesis to stream billions of messages in a day, over millions of connected devices on the field

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis is being used to stream telemetry data from millions of connected devices on the field - helping to drive command and control use cases and also sensor data for performance monitoring. Our volume is billions of messages per day, real-time, with aggressive requirements on response and processing time. All messages are stored in a big data structure and also two-way communication with a mobile app.
  • Processing huge loads of data
  • Integrating well with IoT Platform on Amazon
  • Integration with overall AWS Ecosystem
  • Scalability
  • Improve integration with AWS Lambda
  • Some duplicate records coming from the stream
  • Significantly reduced the cost of our IoT platform, compared to other Cloud providers.
  • Better user experience.
  • Enabled real "real-time analytics."
The main benefit was around set up - incredibly easy to just start using Kinesis. Kinesis is a real-time data processing platform, while Kafka is more of a message queue system. If you only need a message queue from a limited source, Kafka may do the job. More complex use cases, with low latency, higher volume of data, real time decisions and integration with multiple sources and destination at a decent price, Kinesis is better.
When needed, Amazon engineers are accessible and provide a fast response. Documentation is good and has been improving a lot over the past couple of years.

Do you think Amazon Kinesis delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Amazon Kinesis's feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon Kinesis live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Amazon Kinesis go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon Kinesis again?

Yes

Perfect for real-time data processing and streaming. Also, there's no need for any specific setup - you just start using it immediately and it easily integrates with the rest of AWS capabilities (like Redshift), although integration with Lambda could be better. You can make your overall analytics landscape way simpler with Kineses even if you have non-Amazon solutions like Tableau. It all integrates really well!

Amazon Kinesis Feature Ratings

Real-Time Data Analysis
10
Data Ingestion from Multiple Data Sources
10
Low Latency
10
Integrated Development Tools
10
Data wrangling and preparation
10
Linear Scale-Out
10