With AWS Kinesis, you can have messages in the queue sent to a consumer Lambda function to act upon them. These messages can be sent one-by-one or in batches. Reading and parsing of the messages from the event data can be cumbersome, so I built a simple package that helps ease the parsing of the event data into actionable records.
One of the common data formats sent to Kinesis is JSON. When retrieving these messages in JSON, they are provided in string format that must be parsed. Kinesis Events will read the event messages, parse them, and provide means of actioning on each one.