Amazon SQS Standard versus Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

23 Oct 2020

Learn how Amazon SQS Standard differs from Amazon Kinesis Data Streams.

Amazon SQS Standard Amazon Kinesis Data Streams
Scaling

infinite

1 MB or 1000 msg/sec per shard; up to 500 shards; you need to manually add/remove shards

Max. message size

256 KB

1 MB

Persistence

up to 14 days

up to 7 days

Replication

Multi-AZ

Multi-AZ

Order guarantee

no

within a shard

Delivery guarantee

at least once

at least once

Pricing

per message

per shard hour

Protocols

AWS Rest API

AWS Rest API

AWS Integrations

Lambda

Lambda

License

AWS only

AWS only

Encryption at rest

yes

yes

Encryption in transit

yes

yes