AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 4.5
Writes a single data record from a producer into an Amazon Kinesis stream. Call PutRecord to send data from the producer into the Amazon Kinesis stream for real-time ingestion and subsequent processing, one record at a time. Each shard can support writes up to 1,000 records per second, up to a maximum data write total of 1 MB per second.

You must specify the name of the stream that captures, stores, and transports the data; a partition key; and the data blob itself.

The data blob can be any type of data; for example, a segment from a log file, geographic/location data, website clickstream data, and so on.

The partition key is used by Amazon Kinesis to distribute data across shards. Amazon Kinesis segregates the data records that belong to a data stream into multiple shards, using the partition key associated with each data record to determine which shard a given data record belongs to.

Partition keys are Unicode strings, with a maximum length limit of 256 characters for each key. An MD5 hash function is used to map partition keys to 128-bit integer values and to map associated data records to shards using the hash key ranges of the shards. You can override hashing the partition key to determine the shard by explicitly specifying a hash value using the ExplicitHashKey parameter. For more information, see Adding Data to a Stream in the Amazon Kinesis Developer Guide.

PutRecord returns the shard ID of where the data record was placed and the sequence number that was assigned to the data record.

Sequence numbers generally increase over time. To guarantee strictly increasing ordering, use the SequenceNumberForOrdering parameter. For more information, see Adding Data to a Stream in the Amazon Kinesis Developer Guide.

If a PutRecord request cannot be processed because of insufficient provisioned throughput on the shard involved in the request, PutRecord throws ProvisionedThroughputExceededException.

By default, data records are accessible for only 24 hours from the time that they are added to an Amazon Kinesis stream. This retention period can be modified using the DecreaseStreamRetentionPeriod and IncreaseStreamRetentionPeriod operations.

Namespace: Amazon.Kinesis
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public abstract PutRecordResponse PutRecord(
         PutRecordRequest request


Type: Amazon.Kinesis.Model.PutRecordRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the PutRecord service method.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.Kinesis.Model.PutRecordResponse
The response from the PutRecord service method, as returned by Kinesis.


InvalidArgumentException A specified parameter exceeds its restrictions, is not supported, or can't be used. For more information, see the returned message.
ProvisionedThroughputExceededException The request rate is too high, or the requested data is too large for the available throughput. Reduce the frequency or size of your requests. For more information, see Error Retries and Exponential Backoff in AWS in the AWS General Reference.
ResourceNotFoundException The requested resource could not be found. The stream might not be specified correctly, or it might not be in the ACTIVE state if the operation requires it.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5