AWS Data Pipeline
In course one of the AWS Big Data Specialty Data Collection learning path we explain the various data collection methods and techniques for determining the operational characteristics of a collection system. We explore how to define a collection system able to handle the frequency of data change and the type of data being ingested. We identify how to enforce data properties such as order, data structure, and metadata, and to ensure the durability and availability for our collection approach
- Recognize and explain the operational characteristics of a collection system.
- Recognize and explain how a collection system can be designed to handle the frequency of data change and the type of data being ingested.
- Recognize and identify properties that may need to be enforced by a collection system.
This course is intended for students looking to increase their knowledge of data collection methods and techniques with big data solutions.
While there are no formal prerequisites, students will benefit from having a basic understanding of analytics services available in AWS. Please take a look at our Analytics Fundamentals for AWS
This Course Includes
- 45 minutes of high-definition videos
- Live hands-on demos
What You'll Learn
- Introduction to Collecting Data: In this lesson, we'll prepare you for what we'll be covering in the course; the Big Data collection services of AWS Data Pipeline, Amazon Kinesis, and AWS Snowball.
- Introduction to Data Pipeline: In this lesson, we'll discuss the basics of Data Pipeline.
- AWS Data Pipeline Architecture: In this lesson, we'll go into more detail about the architecture that underpins the AWS Data Pipeline Big Data Service.
- AWS Data Pipeline Core Concepts: In this lesson, we'll discuss how we define data nodes, access, activities, schedules, and resources.
- AWS Data Pipeline Reference Architecture: In this lesson, we'll look at a real-life scenario of how data pipeline can be used.
- Introduction to AWS Kinesis: In this lesson, we'll take a top-level view of Kinesis and its uses.
- Kinesis Streams Architecture: In this lesson, we'll look at the architecture that underpins Kinesis.
- Kinesis Streams Core Concepts: In this lesson, we'll dig deeper into the data records.
- Kinesis Streams Firehose Architecture: In this lesson, we'll look at firehose architecture and the differences between it and Amazon Kinesis Streams.
- Firehose Core Concepts: Let's take a deeper look at some details about the Firehose service.
- Kinesis Wrap-Up: In this summary, we'll look at the differences between Kinesis and Firehose.
- Introduction to Snowball: Overview of the Snowball Service.
- Snowball Architecture: Let's have a look at the architecture that underpins the AWS Snowball big data service
- Snowball Core Concepts: In this lesson, we'll look at the details of how Snowball is engineered to support data transfer.
- Snowball Wrap-Up: A brief summary of Snowball and our course.
Let's have a quick look at the difference between Amazon Kinesis Streams and Firehose. Amazon Kinesis Streams is a service for workloads that require custom processing, per incoming record, with sub-one-second processing latency, and a choice of stream processing frameworks. Amazon Kinesis Firehose is a service for workloads that require zero administration, the ability to use existing analytical tools based on S3, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Elastic Search with data latency of 60 seconds or higher.
We use Firehose by creating a delivery stream to a specified destination and send data to it. You do not have to create a stream or provision shards, you do not have to create a custom application as the destination, and you do not have to specify partition keys, unlike streams. But, Firehose is limited to S3, Redshift, and Elastic Search as the data destinations. Okay, so as we come to the end of this module on AWS Kinesis, let's have a quick look at a customer example from AWS where Amazon Kinesis has been used. Sushiro uses Amazon Kinesis to stream data from sensors attached to plates in its 380 stores.
his is used to monitor the conveyor-belt sushi chain in each store and is used to help decide in realtime what plates chefs should be making next. It's one of my favorite examples. So, that brings us to the end of the Amazon Kinesis module. I look forward to speaking with you again.
About the Author
Shane has been emerged in the world of data, analytics and business intelligence for over 20 years, and for the last few years he has been focusing on how Agile processes and cloud computing technologies can be used to accelerate the delivery of data and content to users.
He is an avid user of the AWS cloud platform to help deliver this capability with increased speed and decreased costs. In fact its often hard to shut him up when he is talking about the innovative solutions that AWS can help you to create, or how cool the latest AWS feature is.
Shane hails from the far end of the earth, Wellington New Zealand, a place famous for Hobbits and Kiwifruit. However your more likely to see him partake of a good long black or an even better craft beer.