Amazon Kinesis Streams enables you to build custom applications that process or analyze streaming data for specialized needs. We have added new functionality to the Amazon Kinesis Streams management console and made it easier to use. You can now choose a custom data retention period between 1 to 7 days for your streams, and enable shard level Amazon CloudWatch metrics using the console. The console also now has a simpler user interface. For example, you can create a new stream in just one step and get started with Amazon Kinesis Streams in minutes. For more information, see the Amazon Kinesis Streams developer guide