Amazon Kinesis Firehose vs Stream: 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 Stream? Build scalable feeds, activity streams & chat in a few hours instead of months. 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.
Amazon Kinesis Firehose and Stream are primarily classified as "Real-time Data Processing" and "Activity Feeds as a Service" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Amazon Kinesis Firehose are:
- Integrated with AWS Data Stores
- Automatic Elasticity
On the other hand, Stream provides the following key features:
- Activity, Notification & Personalized Feeds
- Real-Time Chat
- Multi-Region Support
Hooroo, Survata, and Drivy are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Kinesis Firehose, whereas Stream is used by StackShare, Techstars, and Product Hunt. Amazon Kinesis Firehose has a broader approval, being mentioned in 32 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to Stream, which is listed in 26 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
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