Kinesis Stream Throttling


Hi All, I have a simple putRecordsRequest to Kinesis using the AWS SDK. I am running this code as a load generator in conjunction with TPS Generator to perform some load testing. When doing the load tests at high tps such as 100K, I get a LimitExceededExpectation: Rate exceeded for stream ingest-event-rishprak-dev-iad. Furthermore, looking at the cloudwatch dashboards for this stream, nearly all of the PutRecords are throttled - 99.7% PutRecords throttled. I have already increased the shards provisioned for the stream to 200 so that write capacity is 200k records per second. Could anyone provide me any insight as to why I am getting throttled in this stream? ARN is arn:aws:kinesis:us-east-1:407205872689:stream/ingest-event-rishprak-dev-iad

asked 2 years ago487 views
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Unfortunately we cannot troubleshoot your specific instance through re:Post, you will need to submit a ticket to our support team to troubleshoot your current Kinesis Data Stream.

If you're receiving the error message LimitExceededException, this is not related to the PutRecords method. This error message is associated with other methods such as:

  • createStream
  • describeLimits
  • describeStream
  • describeStreamSummary

If you were running into a throttling/throughput issue, you might receive an error ProvisionedThroughputExceededException.

Can you confirm if you're utilizing partitions and if you're performing any additional methods outside of PutRecords?

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