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Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis Data Streams is a high performance, scalable data streaming service and is our default choice for stream-based integration between components in AWS. Kinesis is a fully managed service which runs without the need to have a VPC to host instances, but capacity does need to be pre-provisioned, rather than scaling smoothly and automatically.


Apache Kafka is an open source distributed streaming platform, famous for its ability to handle very high message rates with low latency. While Kafka is wildly popular, we recommend caution due to operational complexity, and consider other tools to be better default choices.