A Ruby gem to provide native ruby access to AWS Kinesis streams.

Why use the http-kinesis gem?

It is true that there is a ruby SDK for accessing kinesis, but it requires a daemon to run in the background to translate that to Java, which is the only SDK which Amazon have written.

This gem does not require a translation daemon: instead it uses HTTPS to acheive the same result.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

   gem 'http-kinesis'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install http-kinesis


TODO: Write usage instructions here


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.