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Feb 26 2014   4:01PM GMT

Amazon Kinesis

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Word of the Day

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Amazon Kinesis, an Amazon Web Service (AWS) for processing big data in real time.

Quote of the Day

“Kinesis will simplify the process of writing apps that act on real-time data — for instance, website click streams, financial transactions, operating logs, social media feeds and metering data.”Anne Stuart

Related Terms

Amazon Web Services
big data
Amazon RedShift
Amazon Dynamo Database
Amazon Simple Storage Service

Required Reading

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