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Category: Amazon DynamoDB

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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Amazon DynamoDB–related videos and slide decks from AWS re:Invent 2019

This blog post includes links to videos and slide decks of the keynotes and Amazon DynamoDB–related sessions from AWS re:Invent 2019. Video recordings were not made of workshops, chalk talks, and builders sessions. As of the publication of this post, not all of the slide decks are available for download, but we will update this […]

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2019: The year in review for Amazon DynamoDB

Last updated: December 17, 2019 2019 has been another busy year for Amazon DynamoDB. We have released new and updated features that focus on making your experience with the service better than ever in terms of reliability, encryption, speed, scale, and flexibility. The following 2019 releases are organized alphabetically by category and then by dated […]

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Getting started with Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a key-value and document database purpose built for single-digit millisecond performance at any scale. It’s a fully managed, multiregion, multimaster database with built-in security, backup and restore, and in-memory caching for internet-scale applications. This post reviews the fundamentals you need to know to get started. We’re going to create a table and […]

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Monitoring Amazon DynamoDB for operational awareness

Amazon DynamoDB is a serverless database, and is responsible for the undifferentiated heavy lifting associated with operating and maintaining the infrastructure behind this distributed system. As a customer, you use APIs to capture operational data that you can use to monitor and operate your tables. This post describes a set of metrics to consider when […]

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Bring your own encryption keys to Amazon DynamoDB

Today, Amazon DynamoDB introduced support for customer managed customer master keys (CMKs) to encrypt DynamoDB data. Often referred to as bring your own encryption (BYOE) or bring your own key (BYOK), this functionality lets you create, own, and manage encryption keys in DynamoDB, giving you full control over how you encrypt and manage the security […]

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A roundup of Amazon DynamoDB launches from November 11–15, 2019

Amazon DynamoDB had six new launches last week, and this post includes a brief summary of each launch to help you keep track of everything that’s new. These launches include region expansions and new and updated features. Ping us @DynamoDB on Twitter if you have questions about any of these launches Monday, November 11 Amazon […]

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Applying best practices for securing sensitive data in Amazon DynamoDB

The first post of the series, Best practices for securing sensitive data in AWS data stores, described some generic security concepts and corresponding AWS security controls that you can apply to AWS data stores. Using these, you can create a stronger security posture around your data. The second post, Applying best practices for securing sensitive […]

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Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB for Cassandra developers

This blog post introduces Amazon DynamoDB to Cassandra developers and helps you get started with DynamoDB by showing some basic operations in Cassandra, and using AWS CLI to perform the same operations in DynamoDB. Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed, multiregion, multimaster NoSQL database that provides consistent single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. It offers […]

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