Amazon Kinesis is an Amazon Web Service (AWS) for processing big data in real time. It is used to process high volumes of streaming data from sources such as operating logs, financial transactions and social media feeds in order to gain insights that can trigger workflows.
Why use a Telegraf plugin for Amazon Kinesis Consumer?
Pulling in all your time series data (metrics and events) from your applications, infrastructure, and even sensors makes it easy for your developers to use this data. This data can be used for monitoring your applications and infrastructure as well as enhancing your applications by being queried in a real-time dashboard in your application — a single source of truth for all your time series data.
In addition, InfluxDB can handle the large write and query load for not just the data collected with an Amazon Kinesis Telegraf Plugin, but combined with the other Telegraf plugins and client libraries so that all the data you need is easy to access.
How to use the Amazon Kinesis Consumer Telegraf Plugin
The Kinesis Consumer Telegraf Plugin reads from a Kinesis data stream and creates metrics using one of the supported input data formats.
Key use cases using the Amazon Kinesis Consumer Telegraf Plugin
With Amazon Kinesis, you can stream data between different applications, application monitoring, fraud detection and live leader-boards.