Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Part 2
1h 5m

This course is part 2 of 2 on how to stream data using Amazon Kinesis Data Streams.

The course covers shard capacity, Kinesis Data Streams as a streaming storage layer, and the basics of securing data in a Kinesis Data Stream.

Learning Objectives

  • Build upon the topics covered in Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Part 1
  • Learn about shard capacity, scaling, and limits
  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of how a data streaming service is layered and its operations
  • Understand how to secure a Kinesis Data Stream

Intended Audience

This course 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 course, you should have a basic knowledge of the AWS platform.



Hello and welcome to the second part of Cloud Academy's course on Amazon Kinesis Data Streams. My name is Stephen Cole and I’ll be your instructor.  I’ve been working in the cloud for several years and currently hold many active AWS certifications. My contact information is shown on the screen.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  

Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to and one of our cloud experts will follow up with you.

This course, in many ways, is a primer for getting started with Kinesis Data Streams.  However, if you've started using Kinesis Data Streams already, I have put some content inside these lectures that will either round out your understanding of the tools you're using or explain how Kinesis Data Streams works so that you can use it more effectively.

In this second part of the course, I'm going to cover Shard capacity, Kinesis Data Streams as a streaming storage layer, and the basics of securing data in a Kinesis Data Stream. Please note that, at the time this content was written, the course information was accurate.  AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services.

As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time.  Here at Cloud Academy, we strive to keep our courses up to date in order to provide the best training available. If you notice any information that is outdated, please contact us at This will allow us to update the course during the next release cycle.  We would love to hear from you.  I would love to hear from you.  Tell me what you learned, what could use some attention, or what worked really well for you.  

That said, let's get started. 

About the Author
Learning Paths

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.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys reading, sudoku, gaming, and modern square dancing.