Amazon Kinesis Firehose vs Google Cloud Dataflow

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Amazon Kinesis Firehose vs Google Cloud Dataflow: 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 Google Cloud Dataflow? A fully-managed cloud service and programming model for batch and streaming big data processing. Google Cloud Dataflow is a unified programming model and a managed service for developing and executing a wide range of data processing patterns including ETL, batch computation, and continuous computation. Cloud Dataflow frees you from operational tasks like resource management and performance optimization.

Amazon Kinesis Firehose and Google Cloud Dataflow can be primarily classified as "Real-time Data Processing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Amazon Kinesis Firehose are:

  • Easy-to-Use
  • Integrated with AWS Data Stores
  • Automatic Elasticity

On the other hand, Google Cloud Dataflow provides the following key features:

  • Fully managed
  • Combines batch and streaming with a single API
  • High performance with automatic workload rebalancing Open source SDK

According to the StackShare community, Google Cloud Dataflow has a broader approval, being mentioned in 32 company stacks & 8 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Kinesis Firehose, which is listed in 32 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Decisions about Amazon Kinesis Firehose and Google Cloud Dataflow
Ryan Wans

Because we're getting continuous data from a variety of mediums and sources, we need a way to ingest data, process it, analyze it, and store it in a robust manner. AWS' tools provide just that. They make it easy to set up a data ingestion pipeline for handling gigabytes of data per second. GraphQL makes it easy for the front end to just query an API and get results in an efficient fashion, getting only the data we need. SwaggerHub makes it easy to make standardized OpenAPI's with consistent and predictable behavior.

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Roel van den Brand
Lead Developer at Di-Vision Consultion · | 3 upvotes · 10.3K views

Use case for ingressing a lot of data and post-process the data and forward it to multiple endpoints.

Kinesis can ingress a lot of data easier without have to manage scaling in DynamoDB (ondemand would be too expensive) We looked at DynamoDB Streams to hook up with Lambda, but Kinesis provides the same, and a backup incoming data to S3 with Firehose instead of using the TTL in DynamoDB.

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    What is Amazon Kinesis Firehose?

    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 Google Cloud Dataflow?

    Google Cloud Dataflow is a unified programming model and a managed service for developing and executing a wide range of data processing patterns including ETL, batch computation, and continuous computation. Cloud Dataflow frees you from operational tasks like resource management and performance optimization.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon Kinesis Firehose and Google Cloud Dataflow?
    Stream
    Stream allows you to build scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat. Stream’s simple, yet powerful API’s and SDKs are used by some of the largest and most popular applications for feeds and chat. SDKs available for most popular languages.
    Kafka
    Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
    Amazon Kinesis
    Amazon Kinesis can collect and process hundreds of gigabytes of data per second from hundreds of thousands of sources, allowing you to easily write applications that process information in real-time, from sources such as web site click-streams, marketing and financial information, manufacturing instrumentation and social media, and operational logs and metering data.
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