AWS Database Blog

Category: Amazon DynamoDB

How caresyntax uses managed database services for better surgical outcomes

This is a guest post from Ken Wu, Chief Technology Officer, and Steve Gordon, Director of Engineering at caresyntax. caresyntax provides the needed tools to make surgery smarter and safer. Our solutions use IoT, analytics, and AI technologies to automate clinical and operational decision support for surgical teams and support all outcome contributors. We help […]

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Backfilling an Amazon DynamoDB Time to Live (TTL) attribute with Amazon EMR

Bulk updates to a database can be disruptive and potentially cause downtime, performance impacts to your business processes, or overprovisioning of compute and storage resources. When performing bulk updates, you want to choose a process that runs quickly, enables you to operate your business uninterrupted, and minimizes your cost. Let’s take a look at how […]

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Implementing bulk CSV ingestion to Amazon DynamoDB

This post reviews what solutions exist today for ingesting data into Amazon DynamoDB. It also presents a streamlined solution for bulk ingestion of CSV files into a DynamoDB table from an Amazon S3 bucket and provides an AWS CloudFormation template of the solution for easy deployment into your AWS account. Amazon DynamoDB is a key-value […]

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Running spiky workloads and optimizing costs by more than 90% using Amazon DynamoDB on-demand capacity mode

This is a guest post by Keisuke Utsumi, a Software Engineer with YourCast Inc. In their own words, “YourCast Inc. offers interactive entertainment services to users using a synchronized website with a TV broadcast.” YourCast Inc. provides website and app-based interactive content for TV viewers in Japan. Many of our applications use Amazon DynamoDB as […]

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Restore Amazon DynamoDB backups to different AWS Regions with custom table settings

Amazon DynamoDB backup and restore provides simple, fully automated features to create continuous and on-demand backups of your DynamoDB tables and then restore data from those backups. With point-in-time recovery (PITR), you can create continuous backups of your DynamoDB table data. DynamoDB can back up your data with per-second granularity and restore to any given second […]

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How realtor.com® maximized data upload from Amazon S3 into Amazon DynamoDB

This is a customer post by Arup Ray, VP Data Technology at realtor.com ®, and Daniel Whitehead, AWS Solutions Architect. Arup Ray would like to acknowledge Anil Pillai, Software Development Engineer at Amazon, for his pioneering contributions to this project during his former tenure at realtor.com ® as Senior Principal Data Engineer. realtor.com ®, operated […]

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Building enterprise applications using Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, and Go

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed service that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale. It is fully managed, highly available through behind-the-scene Multi-AZ data replication, supports native write-through caching with Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) as well as multiple global secondary indexes. Developers can interact with DynamoDB using the AWS SDK in a rich set […]

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Make a New Year’s resolution: Follow Amazon DynamoDB best practices

As the new year begins, we encourage you to make a resolution to follow Amazon DynamoDB best practices. Following these best practices can help you maximize performance and minimize throughput costs when working with DynamoDB. Click the following links to learn more about each best practice in the DynamoDB documentation. Design and use partition keys […]

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