Overview of Amazon Kinesis

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This lesson provides an introduction to Amazon Kinesis.  It includes concepts of data streaming, related business problems, and streaming data into the AWS cloud.

Amazon Kinesis is a collection of four services and related features: Kinesis Data Streams, Kinesis Data Firehose, Kinesis Video Streams, and Kinesis Data Analytics.  This lesson provides a high-level overview of all of them.

Learning Objectives

When finished with this lesson, you will have a solid understanding of Amazon Kinesis, have use cases for each of its components, and an awareness of the types of business problems each component addresses.

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for people that want to learn about Amazon Kinesis, what it does, and why it's important.  


No prior knowledge of Amazon Kinesis or streaming data is required for this lesson but you should have some basic experience with the AWS platform.


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AWS Certification Specialist
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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.

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

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