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A Deep Dive on Amazon Kinesis for Real-time Stream Processing (and Lunch!)

Many data analytic workflows can benefit from a reduction in time to results. With powerful compute resources and virtually infinite storage solutions offered affordably via the cloud it is now possible to build systems capable of pulling in & processing real-time data streams. However, many of these workflows still require custom development and custom builds. Amazon has released Kinesis, a Managed Service to ingest, process and store endless real-time data streams and do so even at massive scale. The movement from batch processing to real-time streams has already begun for many applications. Ad-tech, Gaming, Mobile App, Web App and Internet of Things (connected device) customers as well as plain old IT infrastructure are already generating endless data streams and leveraging Kinesis to generate new intelligence and competitive advantage by processing those streams in near real-time. Eric Heikkila will be in town from Seattle to host this Meetup to provide an overview of Kinesis, the problems it can help you to solve, the architecture of Kinesis and how it can be applied to common use cases. Integration with our Hadoop/EMR platform will be discussed as well as our latest support for Impala. 

Please join us for an open and lively discussion on next generation stream processing. Your Speaker: Eric Heikkila, AWS Business Development Manager – Big Data

Eric works to educate and enable AWS customers on the AWS Big Data product portfolio. His focus is on both batch processing and real-time streaming solutions as he directly supports the AWS Elastic MapReduce and Kinesis product lines. Eric loves helping AWS customers to tame the ‘Zoo’ of Hadoop applications, to bring efficiency and true scalability to their big data workflows through cloud architectures and to explore the brave new world of broadly deployed real-time streams. Prior to AWS Eric was Director of the Embedded Computing Systems practice at the boutique strategy consulting firm VDC Research Group where he covered the nascent roll-out of the Internet of Things.

Lunch will be provided.

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  • Nick M.

    If you'd like a copy of the Kinesis Presentation and Demo, you can find them at the links below: Presentation:


    June 2, 2014

  • Nick M.

    Hi AWSers! Thanks again for coming out to the Kinesis Lunch and Learn yesterday. Great to meet many of you and looking forward to our next lunch session on June 25th to talk about Content and Media in the Cloud! I hope you all can make it. If any of you do have questions about Kinesis or other AWS Topics, feel free to reach out to us on the AWS Team anytime. [masked]

    May 30, 2014

  • Matti S

    Enjoyed the meetup. Chatting a bit afterwards, and just wanted to remind everyone that SCALE 13x ( coming in Feb 2015 ) will be looking for presenters in the fall. Last year we had about 90 presentations on Linux/Open Source. Also, you may want to checkout the keynote Lessig did for SCALE 12x.

    May 29, 2014

  • Matti S

    Thanks, looking forward to this! Sounds like a great topic! ( Hadoop and AWS ) ON a side note I wanted to invited everyone to join us at the Big Data Camp LA we're currently organizing. It is a community run event, and we're currently gathering sponsors so the event will be free for attendees! Please RSVP is you would like to join us on Sat June[masked], at DirectTV

    May 15, 2014

    • Matti S

      Please do RSVP if you would like to join us. ( you have to RSVP ahead of time as there will be no onsite registration. )

      May 29, 2014

  • Enrique Garcia M.

    You guys should do after-work events too =)

    May 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      In fact, we have an evening event on this same day, at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. We're happy to switch it up on future trips/topics!

      1 · May 16, 2014

    • Matti S

      If you can't make it during lunch, please see­

      May 29, 2014

  • Wes F.

    Plenty of metered parking on Union St. Also, there are 2 paid parking lots ($5) located just east of the Idealab - turn left into the alleyway just past the building

    May 29, 2014

  • James C.

    Any parking suggestions for the area?

    May 28, 2014

  • Matti S

    Oh! And just wanted to also let people know LayerOne is coming up next weekend ( 5/24-25 ) near Idealab.

    May 15, 2014

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