Amazon Kinesis, a fully managed service for
real-time processing of high volume, streaming data, is now
broadly available for use.
Using Amazon Kinesis, a customer can store and
process terabytes of data an hour from hundreds of thousands of
sources, making it easy to write applications that take action
on real-time data such as web site click-streams, marketing and
financial transactions, social media feeds, logs and metering
data, and location-tracking events. Amazon Kinesis-enabled
applications can power real-time dashboards, generate alerts,
drive real-time business decisions such as changing pricing and
advertising strategies, or send data to other big data services
such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon
Elastic Map Reduce (Amazon EMR), or Amazon Redshift.
Amazon Web Services customers can create an Amazon Kinesis
stream with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console or
through an API call. To get started with Amazon Kinesis, visit
Amazon Kinesis is currently available in the US East (N.
Virginia) Region and will be rolled out to other AWS Regions in
the coming months.