Describes the specified Amazon Kinesis stream.
The information returned includes the stream name, Amazon Resource Name (ARN), creation time, enhanced metric configuration, and shard map. The shard map is an array of shard objects. For each shard object, there is the hash key and sequence number ranges that the shard spans, and the IDs of any earlier shards that played in a role in creating the shard. Every record ingested in the stream is identified by a sequence number, which is assigned when the record is put into the stream.
You can limit the number of shards returned by each call. For more information, see Retrieving Shards from a Stream in the Amazon Kinesis Streams Developer Guide.
There are no guarantees about the chronological order shards returned. To process shards in chronological order, use the ID of the parent shard to track the lineage to the oldest shard.
This operation has a limit of 10 transactions per second per account.
For PCL and Unity this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeStreamAsync.
public abstract DescribeStreamResponse DescribeStream( DescribeStreamRequest request )
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DescribeStream service method.
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms
Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone