Creating a Stream via the AWS Management Console - Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

Creating a Stream via the AWS Management Console

You can create a stream using the Kinesis Data Streams console, the Kinesis Data Streams API, or the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

To create a data stream using the console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Kinesis console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/kinesis.

  2. In the navigation bar, expand the Region selector and choose a Region.

  3. Choose Create data stream.

  4. On the Create Kinesis stream page, enter a name for your data stream and then choose either the On-demand or Provisioned capacity mode. The On-demand mode is selected by default. For more information, see Choosing the Data Stream Capacity Mode.

    With the On-demand mode, you can then choose Create Kinesis stream to create your data stream. With the Provisioned mode, you must then specify the number of shards you need, and then choose Create Kinesis stream.

    On the Kinesis streams page, your stream's Status is Creating while the stream is being created. When the stream is ready to use, the Status changes to Active.

  5. Choose the name of your stream. The Stream Details page displays a summary of your stream configuration, along with monitoring information.

To create a stream using the Kinesis Data Streams API

To create a stream using the AWS CLI

  • For information about creating a stream using the AWS CLI, see the create-stream command.