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Category: Amazon DynamoDB

Z-Order Indexing for Multifaceted Queries in Amazon DynamoDB: Part 1

Update from May 29, 2018: Today, we published Z-order indexing for multifaceted queries in Amazon DynamoDB: Part 2. TL;DR Using Z-order indexing, you can efficiently run range queries on any combination of fields in your schema. Although Amazon DynamoDB doesn’t natively support Z-order indexing, you can implement the functionality entirely from the client side. A single […]

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How to Stream Data from Amazon DynamoDB to Amazon Aurora using AWS Lambda and Amazon Kinesis Firehose

Aravind Kodandaramaiah is a partner solutions architect with the AWS Partner Program Introduction We find that customers running AWS workloads often use both Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Aurora. Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. Its flexible data model and reliable performance […]

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How to Configure a Private Network Environment for Amazon DynamoDB Using VPC Endpoints

Gisung Lim is a security solutions architect at Amazon Web Services Korea and Sangpill Kim is an enterprise solutions architect at Amazon Web Services Korea. This blog post explains how to enhance the privacy and security of data transfers between Amazon DynamoDB and your corporate network using the new Amazon VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB (currently in public preview). With […]

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Preventing Accidental Table Deletion in DynamoDB

Edin Zulich, AWS NoSQL solutions architect It’s easy to delete a table in Amazon DynamoDB, and that means that it’s easy to delete one by accident, too. Fortunately, you can minimize the risk of accidentally deleting a table using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), which provides authentication and access control for DynamoDB. As a […]

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Choosing the Right DynamoDB Partition Key

This blog post will cover important considerations and strategies for choosing the right partition key while migrating from a relational database to DynamoDB. This is an important step in the design  and building of scalable and reliable applications on top of DynamoDB. What is a partition key? DynamoDB supports two types of primary keys: Partition […]

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Introducing Cost Allocation Tags for Amazon DynamoDB

Nitin Sagar is a senior product manager for DynamoDB. You can now add tags to your Amazon DynamoDB tables. Tags are simple, user-customizable key and value pairs that are supported by many AWS services. Tagging for DynamoDB provides fine-grained visibility into your DynamoDB bill. You can assign tags to your tables and see cost breakouts […]

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Amazon DynamoDB at AWS re:Invent 2016—Wrap-Up

Vrutik Ghai is a product manager at Amazon Web Services We wrapped up an exciting AWS re:Invent. It was great to interact with current and future Amazon DynamoDB customers and hear their feedback and suggestions. Multiple re:Invent breakout sessions highlighted DynamoDB. These sessions consisted of deep dives, best practices, and customer talks with real-life examples […]

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Should Your DynamoDB Table Be Normalized or Denormalized?

Note from May 21, 2018: The guidance in this blog post is no longer current. We are working to update the post, but in the meantime, see NoSQL Design for DynamoDB for current guidance. In the context of databases, the term normalization refers to the process of organizing the columns (attributes) and tables (relations) of a […]

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