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Amazon Kinesis Analytics - Introduction

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AWS Big Data – Specialty Certification Preparation for AWS
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In this Kinesis Analytics course, we will perform an in-depth review of the Amazon Kinesis Analytics service. We review where and when to use this service to best effect. You will be introduced to the key features and core components of the Kinesis Analytics service. We spend time understanding and reviewing Kinesis Analytics Applications, Input Streams, SQL Queries, Pumps, and Output Streams. We’ll review the important parts of how to define and structure our SQL queries. Finally, a demonstration and walkthrough of an end-to-end real time data streaming example is provided.


- [Jeremy] Hello and welcome to this Cloud Academy course on Kinesis Analytics. Before we start, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Jeremy Cook. I'm one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy specializing in AWS. Feel free to connect with either myself or the wider team here at Cloud Academy regarding anything about this course. You can email us at Alternatively our online community forum is available for your feedback. In this training course you'll be introduced to Amazon Kinesis Analytics. Amazon Kinesis Analytics is a component of the wider Amazon Kinesis platform offering. The Amazon Kinesis platform consists of the following components, Amazon Kinesis Streams, Amazon Kinesis Firehose, and Amazon Kinesis Analytics. The remainder of this particular course will focus on the Amazon Kinesis Analytics service. The agenda and learning objectives for this course are as follows, we'll review Kinesis Analytics, and where and when to use it to best effect. We'll introduce you to the key features and core components of the Kinesis Analytics service. We'll spend some time understanding and reviewing AWS Kinesis Analytics applications, input streams, queries, pumps and output streams. We'll review the important parts of how to define and structure or rescue our queries. Finally, we'll provide a demonstration and walk through of an end-to-end real-time data streaming example in which we perform real-time analytics. The following prerequisites will be both useful and helpful for this course, general big data and analytical concepts, SQL, Structured Query Language used at query time, data streams. If you require an introduction to either Analytics and/or Amazon Kinesis, then please consider taking the Analytics Fundamentals for AWS and/or Working with Amazon Kinesis courses here on Cloud Academy.

About the Author

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Jeremy is a Cloud Researcher and Trainer at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing technical training documentation for security, AI, and machine learning for both AWS and GCP cloud platforms.

He has a strong background in development and coding, and has been hacking with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 20+ years.

In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on Cloud, Security, AI, Machine Learning, DevOps, Infrastructure as Code, and CICD.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for both AWS and GCP platforms.