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Tag: DynamoDB

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 TVer Technologies Inc. In their own words, “TVer Technologies Inc. offers interactive entertainment services to users using a synchronized website with a TV broadcast.” TVer Technologies Inc. provides website and app-based interactive content for TV viewers in Japan. Many of our applications use […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]