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Category: Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX)

Understanding Amazon DynamoDB latency

Amazon DynamoDB uses horizontal scaling to support tables of virtually any size. In addition to horizontal scaling, DynamoDB provides single-digit millisecond performance for workloads of all sizes. Retail sites like use DynamoDB for their shopping carts and workflow engines. A slow response while processing an order can not only be frustrating to customers, but […]

A walkthrough of the Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator console – Part 2

Amazon DynamoDB provides scalability and performance where response times are measured in single-digit milliseconds. For use cases requiring response times in microseconds, DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is the service that helps deliver that. DAX is a managed cache that is API compatible with DynamoDB  providing fast in-memory performance for demanding applications like real-time gaming, bidding, weather […]

Use Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) from AWS Lambda to increase performance while reducing costs

April 01, 2020 update: Changed the security to add a least privileged IAM policy to the role instead of a wide open managed policy, switched to HttpApi in API Gateway for auto-deployment as well as cost, and added to node.js code to detect if a requesting client is base64 encoding the body of the request and […]

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX): A Read-Through/Write-Through Cache for DynamoDB

Joseph Idziorek is a product manager at Amazon Web Services. AWS recently launched Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX), a highly available, in-memory cache for Amazon DynamoDB. If you’re currently using DynamoDB or considering DynamoDB, DAX can offer you response times in microseconds and millions of requests per second. When developers start using DAX, they tell us […]