AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide

Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

This service is currently available in AWS GovCloud (US-West) only.

Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is a fully managed service for delivering real-time streaming data to destinations such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES), and Splunk. Kinesis Data Firehose is part of the Kinesis streaming data platform, along with Kinesis Data Streams, Kinesis Video Streams, and Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics. With Kinesis Data Firehose, you don't need to write applications or manage resources. You configure your data producers to send data to Kinesis Data Firehose, and it automatically delivers the data to the destination that you specified. You can also configure Kinesis Data Firehose to transform your data before delivering it.

The following list details the differences for using this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions compared to other AWS Regions:

  • You can use Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams but Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics is not available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

For more information about Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, see the Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted

ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted

  • All data entered, stored and processed in Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose can contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • Do not enter ITAR-regulated data in the following fields:

    • Stream names

If you are processing ITAR-regulated data with this service, use the SSL (HTTPS) endpoint to maintain ITAR compliance. For a list of endpoints, see Endpoints for the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

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