Amazon Kinesis Streams Limits
Streams has following limits.
The default shard limit is 50 shards for the following regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland). For all other regions, the default shard limit is 25 shards. There is no upper limit to the number of shards in a stream or account. To view your limits and the number of shards in use, use the DescribeLimits API or the describe-limits command. To request an increase in your shard limit, use the Streams Limits form.
Data records are accessible for a default of 24 hours from the time they are added to a stream. This time frame is called the retention period and is configurable in hourly increments from 24 to 168 hours (1 to 7 days). For more information about the stream retention period, see Changing the Data Retention Period.
The maximum size of a data blob (the data payload before Base64-encoding) is up to 1 MB.
DescribeStream can provide up to 10 transactions per second.
GetRecords can retrieve 10 MB of data.
DescribeLimits can provide up to 1 transaction per second.
GetShardIterator can provide up to 5 transactions per second per open shard.
UpdateShardCount provides up to 2 calls per rolling 24-hour period. By default, the API can scale up to either your shard limit or 200 shards, whichever is lower. To request an increase in the call rate limit, the shard limit for this API, or your overall shard limit, use the Streams Limits form.
Each shard can support up to 5 transactions per second for reads, up to a maximum total data read rate of 2 MB per second.
Each shard can support up to 1,000 records per second for writes, up to a maximum total data write rate of 1 MB per second (including partition keys). This write limit applies to operations such as PutRecord and PutRecords.
A shard iterator returned by GetShardIterator times out after 5 minutes if you haven't used it.
Read limits are based on the number of open shards. For more information about shard states, see Data Routing, Data Persistence, and Shard State after a Reshard.
Many of these limits are directly related to API actions. For more information, see the Amazon Kinesis API Reference.