Kinesis Data Stream reads have throttles

Checks if a Kinesis Data Stream has throttled.

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Severity: CRITICAL
Interval: 15 minutes
Time slot: 60 minutes
Threshold: 5% error rate


Why do I see this?

One of your streams has been throttled because its reads broke an AWS limit.

What does this mean?

A throttle can occur when GetRecords did one of the following:

  • read too many reads per second
  • read too many MiB per second
  • read 10MiB or 10,000 records with one call

The last point will result in GetRecords calls failing for five seconds.

Kinesis Data Stream reads have throttles. How do I fix this?

Identify the root cause of your issue. Identify a possible microburst. Follow Kinesis Data Streams best practices.

This rule resolution is part of the Dashbird Serverless Well Architected Reports tool for AWS. Dashbird features a collection of rules and checks continuously applied to your infrastructure, surfacing ways to improve it.

Monitor and analyze AWS Kinesis streams and learn the best practice rules for AWS Kinesis.

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