Posted On: Sep 25, 2023

Prototyping your application’s data model with Amazon DynamoDB has just gotten simpler with sample data generation using NoSQL Workbench for Amazon DynamoDB. The ability to generate sample data enables you to create realistic demos and test your application access patterns under conditions that closely simulate a production environment. You can use NoSQL Workbench to generate sample data to visualize if your data model design and item collections will fulfill your application’s access patterns. During application development you will also want to test that your application can function and handle use cases with enough data. NoSQL Workbench helps you generate the volume and variety of data that you will need to test your code. You can directly deploy your data models with sample data to Amazon DynamoDB and DynamoDB local, or download the sample data as a CSV file for later use.

Previously, to add sample data to your tables, you would have needed to either manually add data one item at a time or separately create and import a file with tools such as NoSQL Workbench, the AWS Console, or AWS CLI. This can be time consuming and tedious. Now with sample data generation, NoSQL Workbench provides a fast and visual way to create your application’s data model and generate the sample data needed to verify and test your designs.

Get started with the latest version by downloading NoSQL Workbench from “Download NoSQL Workbench”. NoSQL Workbench is free and available in all AWS Regions, and works on macOS, Linux, and Windows. For more information, see the developer guide for NoSQL Workbench.