Amazon Kinesis vs AWS Step Functions: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon Kinesis as "Store and process terabytes of data each hour from hundreds of thousands of sources". 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. On the other hand, AWS Step Functions is detailed as "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 can be classified as a tool in the "Real-time Data Processing" category, while AWS Step Functions is grouped under "Cloud Task Management".
Instacart, Lyft, and Zillow are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Kinesis, whereas AWS Step Functions is used by Clever, Froothaus, and MessageMedia. Amazon Kinesis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 130 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to AWS Step Functions, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.