Amazon Kinesis Data Streams
Developer Guide

Prerequisites

The following are requirements for completing the Tutorial: Analyzing Real-Time Stock Data Using Kinesis Data Streams.

Amazon Web Services Account

Before you begin, ensure that you are familiar with the concepts discussed in Kinesis Data Streams Key Concepts and Tutorial: Visualizing Web Traffic Using Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, particularly streams, shards, producers, and consumers. It is also helpful to have completed Tutorial: Visualizing Web Traffic Using Amazon Kinesis Data Streams and Tutorial: Getting Started With Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Using AWS CLI.

You need an AWS account and a web browser to access the AWS Management Console.

For console access, use your IAM user name and password to sign in to the AWS Management Console using the IAM sign-in page. IAM lets you securely control access to AWS services and resources in your AWS account. For more information about creating access keys, see How Do I Get Security Credentials? in the AWS General Reference.

For more information about IAM and security key setup instructions, see Create an IAM User.

System Software Requirements

The system used to run the application must have Java 7 or higher installed. To download and install the latest Java Development Kit (JDK), go to Oracle's Java SE installation site.

If you have a Java IDE, such as Eclipse, you can open the source code, edit, build, and run it.

You need the latest AWS SDK for Java version. If you are using Eclipse as your IDE, you can install the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse instead.

The consumer application requires the Kinesis Client Library (KCL) version 1.2.1 or higher, which you can obtain from GitHub at Kinesis Client Library (Java).

Next Steps

Step 1: Create a Data Stream