Posted On: Oct 8, 2014

Today we are adding native JSON support to Amazon DynamoDB. You can now write JSON documents directly into DynamoDB tables. We have also increased the maximum item size to 400KB, allowing you to store large JSON documents and nested objects in one transaction. These new features are available now and you can start using them today in the US East (Nothern Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions. It will be available soon in other AWS Regions.

To help you build and launch your application, we have also increased the DynamoDB benefits provided by the AWS Free Tier. You can use the AWS Free Tier to run applications on DynamoDB with 25 GB of storage and handle up to 200 million requests per month. Read more about the new AWS Free Tier benefits on our pricing page.

To get started with Amazon DynamoDB, you can download Amazon DynamoDB Local, which is a free version of DynamoDB that you can download and use on your local machine to develop and test your applications.

To learn more about Amazon DynamoDB and the new features we are adding today, please watch our launch video or visit our website.