What do you like best?
The configuration of Kinesis Firehose is simple and can be used to stream real-time data from various data sources to Amazon Redshift database in a continuous manner. This eliminates the creating and maintenance of complicated ETL processing pipelines and batch processing delays. This definitely helps in having near real-time data available for analytic purposes.
What do you dislike?
The Kinesis agent configuration needs more flexibility in configuring the data steams to allow simple data manipulation and transformation before processing and loading the the target tables in Redshift.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Simple configuration for setting up and getting started. Easy to load real-time data to Amazon Redshift database in a continuous manner which allows us to have real-time data for analytics and dashboards.
Needs improvement for on-the-fly data transformation manipulation.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Have near real-time data for analytics and data visualization using Tableau and QuickSight. Kinesis also allows us to eliminate ETL pipelines for staging the raw data in the database.