What are some alternatives?
When comparing BlueData and Amazon Kinesis, you can also consider the following products
Impala - Impala is a modern, open source, distributed SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop.
Confluent - Confluent offers a real-time data platform built around Apache Kafka.
Amazon EMR - Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that makes it easy to quickly process vast amounts of data.
Azure Stream Analytics - Azure Stream Analytics offers real-time stream processing in the cloud.
RJ Metrics - RJMetrics provides hosted business intelligence & data analysis software to companies that operate online.
Google Cloud Dataflow - Google Cloud Dataflow is a fully-managed cloud service and programming model for batch and streaming big data processing.