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Amazon Kinesis Pros and Cons

Amazon Kinesis Pros

MR
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The feature that I've found most valuable is the replay. That is one of the most valuable in our business. We are business-to-business so replay was an important feature - being able to replay for 24 hours. That's an important feature.
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Head of BI at Wind Mobility
Amazon Kinesis has improved our ROI.
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JM
Senior Software Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Amazon Kinesis also provides us with plenty of flexibility.
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Senior Engineering Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is that it has a pretty robust way of capturing things.
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Principal Data Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Everything is hosted and simple.
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Data Engineer
Its scalability is very high. There is no maintenance and there is no throughput latency. I think data scalability is high, too. You can ingest gigabytes of data within seconds or milliseconds.
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Chapter Lead - Data and Infrastructure (Head of Department) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Great auto-scaling, auto-sharing, and auto-correction features.
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RQ
Big Data Architect
The solution works well in rather sizable environments.
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Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The scalability is pretty good.
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IT Linux Administrator and Cloud Architect at Gateway Gulf
Kinesis is a fully managed program streaming application. You can manage any infrastructure. It is also scalable. Kinesis can handle any amount of data streaming and process data from hundreds, thousands of processes in every source with very low latency.
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Amazon Kinesis Cons

MR
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
In general, the pain point for us was that once the data gets into Kinesis there is no way for us to understand what's happening because Kinesis divides everything into shards. So if we wanted to understand what's happening with a particular shard, whether it is published or not, we could not. Even with the logs, if we want to have some kind of logging it is in the shard.
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Head of BI at Wind Mobility
Something else to mention is that we use Kinesis with Lambda a lot and the fact that you can only connect one Stream to one Lambda, I find is a limiting factor. I would definitely recommend to remove that constraint.
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JM
Senior Software Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
I think the default settings are far too low.
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Learn what your peers think about Amazon Kinesis. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
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Senior Engineering Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
If there were better documentation on optimal sharding strategies then it would be helpful.
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Principal Data Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Could include features that make it easier to scale.
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Data Engineer
Kinesis Data Analytics needs to be improved somewhat. It's SQL based data but it is not as user friendly as MySQL or Athena tools.
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Chapter Lead - Data and Infrastructure (Head of Department) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Lacks first in, first out queuing.
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RQ
Big Data Architect
In order to do a successful setup, the person handling the implementation needs to know the solution very well. You can't just come into it blind and with little to no experience.
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Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Amazon Kinesis involved a more complex setup and configuration than Azure Event Hub.
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IT Linux Administrator and Cloud Architect at Gateway Gulf
Kinesis is good for Amazon Cloud but not as suitable for other cloud vendors.
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Learn what your peers think about Amazon Kinesis. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.