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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just released the third piece of the Amazon Kinesis streaming triad: Kinesis Analytics, which allows users to query streaming data before it is persisted.


  • This note examines how AWS Kinesis Analytics stacks up against commercial and open source alternatives.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of AWS Kinesis Streams versus other commercial and open source streaming analytics engines.
  • Discusses the potential benefits of integration with the rest of the AWS platform stack -- especially QuickSight.

Key questions answered

  • How does AWS Kinesis Analytics compare to other open source and commercial/proprietary streaming analytics engines on the market?
  • Is AWS Kinesis Analytics ready for production use?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Keeping up with the streams
  • Filling a gap in the Amazon data and analytics stack
  • Kinesis Analytics is not the only game in town…
  • …but its appeal will be with (future) integration to the AWS stack


  • Further reading
  • Author

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