Prerequisites - Amazon Kinesis Data Streams
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The following are requirements for completing the Tutorial: Process Real-Time Stock Data Using KPL and KCL 1.x.

Amazon Web Services Account

Before you begin, ensure that you are familiar with the concepts discussed in Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Terminology and Concepts, particularly streams, shards, producers, and consumers. It is also helpful to have completed Install and Configure the Amazon CLI.

You need an Amazon account and a web browser to access the Amazon Web Services Management Console.

For console access, use your IAM user name and password to sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console from the IAM sign-in page. For information about Amazon security credentials, including programmatic access and alternatives to long-term credentials, see Amazon security credentials in the IAM User Guide. For details about signing in to your Amazon Web Services account, see How to sign in to Amazon in the Amazon Sign-In User Guide.

For more information about IAM and security key setup instructions, see Create an IAM User.

System Software Requirements

The system used to run the application must have Java 7 or higher installed. To download and install the latest Java Development Kit (JDK), go to Oracle's Java SE installation site.

If you have a Java IDE, such as Eclipse, you can open the source code, edit, build, and run it.

You need the latest Amazon SDK for Java version. If you are using Eclipse as your IDE, you can install the Amazon Toolkit for Eclipse instead.

The consumer application requires the Kinesis Client Library (KCL) version 1.2.1 or higher, which you can obtain from GitHub at Kinesis Client Library (Java).

Next Steps

Step 1: Create a Data Stream