Posted On: Jul 10, 2020

In the AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose can now transform data to Apache Parquet and Apache ORC formats and deliver data to an encrypted Amazon S3 bucket. Apache Parquet and Apache ORC are columnar data formats that allow you to store and query data more efficiently. You can configure your Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose delivery stream to automatically convert data into Parquet or ORC format before delivering to your Amazon S3 bucket. This enables you to query Amazon S3 data much faster and at lower cost using Amazon Athena and Amazon Redshift Spectrum. There is no coding required. Usage based charges apply for data format conversion in Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose. For more information, see the pricing page.  

Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is the easiest way to load streaming data into data stores and analytics tools. You can capture, transform, and load streaming data into Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service to enable near real-time analytics with existing business intelligence tools you are already using today. 

To get started, you need an AWS account. Once you have an account, you can create a delivery stream in the Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose Console. To learn more, explore the Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose developer guide