Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Part 1

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This lesson is part one of two on how to stream data using Amazon Kinesis Data Streams.

In this lesson, you will learn about the Kinesis service, how to get data in and out of an Amazon Kinesis Data Stream, and how streaming data is modeled.

We'll also cover Kineses Producer Applications and Kinesis Consumer Applications and how they communicate with a Kinesis Data Stream.

You'll also learn about the limits and costs of streaming data with Amazon Kinesis, as well as how data can be secured and protected inside a stream.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtain a foundational understanding of Kinesis Data Streams
  • Learn how to get data in and out of a stream and how to use streams to get data from its source to a destination
  • Learn about the limits of Kinesis Data Streams and how to avoid them
  • Understand the cost structure of the service
  • Learn how to protect and secure data within a stream

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for people that want to learn how to stream data into the AWS cloud using Amazon Kinesis Data Streams.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have a basic knowledge of the AWS platform.


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Stephen is the AWS Certification Specialist at Cloud Academy. His content focuses heavily on topics related to certification on Amazon Web Services technologies. He loves teaching and believes that there are no shortcuts to certification but it is possible to find the right path and course of study.

Stephen has worked in IT for over 25 years in roles ranging from tech support to systems engineering. At one point, he taught computer network technology at a community college in Washington state.

Before coming to Cloud Academy, Stephen worked as a trainer and curriculum developer at AWS and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in cloud technologies.

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