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Amazon Kinesis Update – New High-Throughput PutRecords API Function

My colleague Adi Krishnan wrote the following guest post to tell you
about the newest addition to the Amazon Kinesis API.


Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for real-time processing of
streaming data at massive scale. Customers love the fact that they can
put any amount of data in to a Kinesis stream and then use it to power
real-time dashboards and generate alerts, or route it to big
data services such as S3 and Amazon Redshift.

Today, the Amazon Kinesis team is excited to release a new API
function, PutRecords, so that you can put data into your
Kinesis stream with greater efficiency and less complexity. You
can use the new PutRecords function to send up to 500 records to
your Kinesis stream in a single HTTP call. Each record in the call
can be as large as 50 KB, up to a limit of 4.5 MB for the entire

Since we launched last November, customers have used Amazon Kinesis
to put data from many different sources, commonly called
producers. A producer could be an application server
running on EC2, a web browser, or a mobile application. The common
theme across these producers is that developers want to get data off
of them and into their Kinesis stream as quickly and efficiently as

You can use PutRecords to easily build high-throughput producers
that run on EC2 instances. Many customers use multi-threading or
local batching to improve the throughput of these
producers. PutRecords reduces this complexity by improving the
amount of throughput that you can achieve by using a single HTTP call.

For mobile applications, you can use PutRecords to make your
application more robust in the face of intermittent network connections
and limited batteryt life. PutRecords reduces the overhead
associated with multiple HTTP calls, allowing you to send up to 5 MB
of usage and application logs in a single call.

You can learn more about the new operation in the
Kinesis Developer Guide and the
Kinesis API Reference.
We recommend starting out by using
one of the AWS SDKs that support the new feature.

— Adi Krishnan, Senior Product Manager

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