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  • Instacart Creates Real-Time Item Availability Architecture with ML and Event Processing

    Instacart combined machine learning with event-based processing to create an architecture that provides customers with an indication of item availability in near real-time. The new solution helped to improve user satisfaction and retention by reducing order cancellations due to out-of-stock items. The team also created a multi-model experimentation framework to help enhance model quality.

  • Running Apache Flink Applications on AWS KDA: Lessons Learnt at Deliveroo

    Deliveroo introduced Apache Flink into its technology stack for enriching and merging events consumed from Apache Kafka or Kinesis Streams. The company opted to use AWS Kinesis Data Analytics (KDA) service to manage Apache Flink clusters on AWS and shared its experiences from running Flink applications on KDA.

  • Amazon MSK Serverless Now Generally Available

    AWS recently announced that Amazon MSK Serverless is now generally available. The serverless option to manage an Apache Kafka cluster removes the need to monitor capacity and automatically balances partitions within a cluster.

  • AWS Launches Amazon Kinesis Data Streams On-Demand

    Amazon Kinesis Data Streams is a fully-managed, serverless service on AWS for real-time processing of streamed data at a massive scale. Recently, the company released a new capacity mode On-demand for the service, which eliminates capacity provisioning and management for streaming workloads.

  • Amazon SNS Gains Message Archiving and Analytics via Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced that Amazon SNS supports Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose subscriptions to send messages to "data lakes, data stores, and analytics services [...] without writing custom code". The new event destination also simplifies the integration of third-party service providers.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose Gains Delivery to HTTP Endpoints

    Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose recently gained support to deliver streaming data to generic HTTP endpoints. This also enables additional AWS services as destinations via Amazon API Gateway's service integration. The new capability is complemented with dedicated integrations of additional third-party service providers like Datadog, MongoDB, and New Relic.

  •’s Monitoring System for 9600+ Integrations has integrations with over 9600 financial institutions, and their monitoring challenges arise from the heterogeneous nature of these integrations and as well as their large number. They rebuilt their monitoring system on Kinesis, Prometheus, Alertmanager and Grafana to solve the challenges of scalability and low latency.

  • Instana Extends AI Application Monitoring to AWS Lambda

    Instana, a cloud-native provider of artificial intelligence based monitoring tools for dynamic containerized microservice applications, has extended support to include AWS Lambda, a serverless computing platform and also announced availability through the AWS Marketplace.

  • Amazon Releases Kinesis Service Update

    Amazon has recently announced an update to their Amazon Kinesis Service. In this update, three new features have been added to Amazon Kinesis Streams and Amazon Kinesis Firehose including support for Elasticsearch Service Integration, Shard-Level Metrics and Time-Based Iterators.

  • Streaming Big Data With Amazon Kinesis

    Amazon recently announced Kinesis, a service that allows developers to stream large amounts of data from different sources and process it. The service is currently in limited preview.