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[ aws . firehose ]



Writes multiple data records into a delivery stream in a single call, which can achieve higher throughput per producer than when writing single records. To write single data records into a delivery stream, use put-record . Applications using these operations are referred to as producers.

By default, each delivery stream can take in up to 2,000 transactions per second, 5,000 records per second, or 5 MB per second. If you use put-record and put-record-batch , the limits are an aggregate across these two operations for each delivery stream. For more information about limits, see Amazon Kinesis Firehose Limits .

Each put-record-batch request supports up to 500 records. Each record in the request can be as large as 1,000 KB (before 64-bit encoding), up to a limit of 4 MB for the entire request. These limits cannot be changed.

You must specify the name of the delivery stream and the data record when using put-record . The data record consists of a data blob that can be up to 1,000 KB in size, and any kind of data. For example, it could be a segment from a log file, geographic location data, web site clickstream data, and so on.

Kinesis Firehose buffers records before delivering them to the destination. To disambiguate the data blobs at the destination, a common solution is to use delimiters in the data, such as a newline (\n ) or some other character unique within the data. This allows the consumer application to parse individual data items when reading the data from the destination.

The put-record-batch response includes a count of failed records, FailedPutCount , and an array of responses, RequestResponses . Each entry in the RequestResponses array provides additional information about the processed record. It directly correlates with a record in the request array using the same ordering, from the top to the bottom. The response array always includes the same number of records as the request array. RequestResponses includes both successfully and unsuccessfully processed records. Kinesis Firehose attempts to process all records in each put-record-batch request. A single record failure does not stop the processing of subsequent records.

A successfully processed record includes a RecordId value, which is unique for the record. An unsuccessfully processed record includes ErrorCode and ErrorMessage values. ErrorCode reflects the type of error, and is one of the following values: ServiceUnavailable or InternalFailure . ErrorMessage provides more detailed information about the error.

If there is an internal server error or a timeout, the write might have completed or it might have failed. If FailedPutCount is greater than 0, retry the request, resending only those records that might have failed processing. This minimizes the possible duplicate records and also reduces the total bytes sent (and corresponding charges). We recommend that you handle any duplicates at the destination.

If put-record-batch throws ServiceUnavailableException , back off and retry. If the exception persists, it is possible that the throughput limits have been exceeded for the delivery stream.

Data records sent to Kinesis Firehose are stored for 24 hours from the time they are added to a delivery stream as it attempts to send the records to the destination. If the destination is unreachable for more than 24 hours, the data is no longer available.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--delivery-stream-name <value>
--records <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--delivery-stream-name (string)

The name of the delivery stream.

--records (list)

One or more records.

Shorthand Syntax:

--records Data1 Data2 Data3

JSON Syntax:

    "Data": blob

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


FailedPutCount -> (integer)

The number of records that might have failed processing.

RequestResponses -> (list)

The results array. For each record, the index of the response element is the same as the index used in the request array.


Contains the result for an individual record from a put-record-batch request. If the record is successfully added to your delivery stream, it receives a record ID. If the record fails to be added to your delivery stream, the result includes an error code and an error message.

RecordId -> (string)

The ID of the record.

ErrorCode -> (string)

The error code for an individual record result.

ErrorMessage -> (string)

The error message for an individual record result.