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Tag: DynamoDB

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 […]

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Automatically Archive Items to S3 Using DynamoDB Time to Live (TTL) with AWS Lambda and Amazon Kinesis Firehose

Adam Wagner is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. Earlier this year, Amazon DynamoDB released Time to Live (TTL) functionality, which automatically deletes expired items from your tables, at no additional cost. TTL eliminates the complexity and cost of scanning tables and deleting items that you don’t want to retain, saving you money on […]

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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 covers important considerations and strategies for choosing the right partition key for designing a schema that uses Amazon DynamoDB. Choosing the right partition key 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 […]

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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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