Amazon Kinesis Pros and Cons

Amazon Kinesis Pros

Pablo Giner
Head of BI at Wind Mobility
Amazon Kinesis has improved our ROI.
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Jesus Martin
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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Jeff Levy
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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Matt Newman
Principal Data Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Everything is hosted and simple.
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Pagidal Venkata Subba Reddy
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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Akinola McLean
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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Haja Najumudeen
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

Pablo Giner
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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Jesus Martin
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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Jeff Levy
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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Matt Newman
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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Pagidal Venkata Subba Reddy
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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Akinola McLean
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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Haja Najumudeen
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 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.