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Tag: Amazon DynamoDB

DynamoDB Local for Desktop Development

Would you like to be able to write and test code that uses the Amazon DynamoDB API even if you have no network connection and without incurring any usage charges (AWS Free Usage Tier notwithstanding)? If so, you are going to love our new DynamoDB Local test tool. DynamoDB Local is a client-side database that […]

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New Geo Library for Amazon DynamoDB

Have you ever thought about building an application that is location-based? Perhaps you want to display maps, or you want to show the bus stops or restaurants that are closest to the user as they roam about an unfamiliar city. What’s Here?Like many types of programming and data representation problems, it turns out that efficiently […]

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Transaction Library for DynamoDB

Today we are introducing a new client library that will reduce the development effort needed for you to perform atomic transactions that can encompass multiple DynamoDB items in one or more tables. This allows you to develop those applications more easily on DynamoDB that until now either required relational databases (with their attendant scalability issues) […]

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Amazon DynamoDB – Parallel Scans, 4x Cheaper Reads, Other Good News

UPDATE (May 5, 2018) The capacity management capabilities of Amazon DynamoDB were enhanced after this blog post was published. As a result, the post references information that may no longer be the most accurate or a best practice. Pease read the DynamoDB documentation on Best Practices for Designing and Using Partition Keys Effectively to learn […]

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Local Secondary Indexes for Amazon DynamoDB

You can now create local secondary indexes for Amazon DynamoDB tables. These indexes provide give you the power to query your tables in new ways, and can also increase retrieval efficiency. What’s a Local Secondary Index?The local secondary index model builds on DynamoDB’s existing key model. Up until today you would have to select one […]

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Real-Time Ad Impression Bids Using DynamoDB

Today we have a really interesting guest post from Prashant Pandey (Engineering Manager for DynamoDB) and Pravin Muthukumar (Business Development Manager for Database Services). — Jeff; Real-time bidding (RTB) allows advertisers and publishers to buy and sell online display ad inventory in an efficient, high-speed marketplace. RTB platforms solicit bid requests for each ad impression from […]

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DynamoDB – Price Reduction and New Reserved Capacity Model

We’re making Amazon DynamoDB an even better value today, with a price reduction and a new reserved capacity pricing model. Behind the scenes, we’ve worked hard to make this happen. We have fine-tuned our storage and our processing model, optimized our replication pipeline, and taken advantage of our scale to drive down our hardware costs. […]

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