Posted On: May 15, 2013

We are excited to announce the availability of Parallel Scan, a new feature that allows you to access your Amazon DynamoDB data even more quickly than before. In addition, we have made it up to four times cheaper to read large amounts of data out of Amazon DynamoDB. This also reduces the cost of copying your data from Amazon DynamoDB to Amazon Redshift. You can read more about these improvements here.

With Amazon DynamoDB, customers get:

  • Fast, predictable performance at any scale. Customers can typically achieve average latencies in the single-digit milliseconds for database operations.
  • Durability and high-availability. DynamoDB stores data on Solid State Drives (SSDs) and replicates it synchronously across multiple AWS Availability Zones in an AWS Region.
  • Seamless scalability. For example, you can easily grow your DynamoDB table from 1,000 writes per second to 100,000 writes per second using the AWS Management Console.
  • Easy administration. Amazon DynamoDB is a fully-managed service. You don’t need to worry about hardware or software provisioning, setup and configuration, software patching, operating a reliable, distributed database cluster, or partitioning data over multiple instances as you scale.

Getting started with Amazon DynamoDB is easy with our free tier of service. To learn more, visit the Amazon DynamoDB Page.