Amazon Kinesis Firehose vs AWS Step Functions: What are the differences?
What is Amazon Kinesis Firehose? Simple and Scalable Data Ingestion. Amazon Kinesis Firehose is the easiest way to load streaming data into AWS. It can capture and automatically load streaming data into Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift, enabling near real-time analytics with existing business intelligence tools and dashboards you’re already using today.
What is AWS Step Functions? Build Distributed Applications Using Visual Workflows. AWS Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function lets you scale and change applications quickly.
Amazon Kinesis Firehose and AWS Step Functions are primarily classified as "Real-time Data Processing" and "Cloud Task Management" tools respectively.
Hooroo, Survata, and Drivy are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Kinesis Firehose, whereas AWS Step Functions is used by Clever, Froothaus, and MessageMedia. Amazon Kinesis Firehose has a broader approval, being mentioned in 33 company stacks & 9 developers stacks; compared to AWS Step Functions, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.