Setting Up for Amazon Kinesis Data Streams - Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

Setting Up for Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

Before you use Amazon Kinesis Data Streams for the first time, complete the following tasks.

Sign Up for AWS

When you sign up for Amazon Web Services (AWS), your AWS account is automatically signed up for all services in AWS, including Kinesis Data Streams. You are charged only for the services that you use.

If you have an AWS account already, skip to the next task. If you don't have an AWS account, use the following procedure to create one.

To sign up for an AWS account
  1. Open

  2. Follow the online instructions.

    Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a verification code on the phone keypad.

    When you sign up for an AWS account, an AWS account root user is created. The root user has access to all AWS services and resources in the account. As a security best practice, assign administrative access to a user, and use only the root user to perform tasks that require root user access.

Download Libraries and Tools

The following libraries and tools will help you work with Kinesis Data Streams:

Configure Your Development Environment

To use the KCL, ensure that your Java development environment meets the following requirements:

  • Java 1.7 (Java SE 7 JDK) or later. You can download the latest Java software from Java SE Downloads on the Oracle website.

  • Apache Commons package (Code, HTTP Client, and Logging)

  • Jackson JSON processor

Note that the AWS SDK for Java includes Apache Commons and Jackson in the third-party folder. However, the SDK for Java works with Java 1.6, while the Kinesis Client Library requires Java 1.7.