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Get started with Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. It is a fully managed cloud database and supports both document and key-value store models. Its flexible data model, reliable performance, and automatic scaling of throughput capacity, makes it a great fit for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and many other applications. Start today by visiting our Getting Started Guide.

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is a fully managed, highly available, in-memory cache that can reduce Amazon DynamoDB response times from milliseconds to microseconds, even at millions of requests per second. Learn more »  

Learn why DynamoDB has proven to be a cost-effective NoSQL database solution for three organizations interviewed by IDC.

Fast, Consistent Performance

Fast, Consistent Performance

DynamoDB is designed to deliver consistent, fast performance at any scale for all applications. Average service-side latencies are typically single-digit milliseconds. As your data volumes grow and application performance demands increase, DynamoDB uses automatic partitioning and SSD technologies to meet your throughput requirements and deliver low latencies at any scale. Learn more »

Highly Scalable

Highly Scalable

DynamoDB automatically scales capacity up or down, as application request volumes increase or decrease. Auto-scaling is enabled by default, and you only need to specify the target utilization. Actual throughput consumption is continuously monitored in the background by CloudWatch alarms and provisioned throughput adjusted, whenever utilization deviates from target. If you need to scale your application to serve globally dispersed users, Global Tables enables you to automatically replicate your data across your choice of AWS regions. Learn more »

Fully Managed

Fully Managed

DynamoDB is a fully managed non-relational database service – you simply create a database table, set your target utilization for Auto Scaling, and let the service handle the rest. You no longer need to worry about database management tasks such as hardware or software provisioning, setup and configuration, software patching, operating a reliable, distributed database cluster, or partitioning data over multiple instances as you scale. DynamoDB also lets you backup and restore all your tables for data archival, helping you meet your corporate and governmental regulatory requirements. Learn more »

Event Driven Programming

DynamoDB integrates with AWS Lambda to provide Triggers which enables you to architect applications that automatically react to data changes. Learn more »


Fine-grained Access Control

DynamoDB integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for fine-grained access control for users within your organization. You can assign unique security credentials to each user and control each user's access to services and resources. Learn more »


DynamoDB supports both document and key-value data structures, giving you the flexibility to design the best architecture that is optimal for your application. Learn more »

Use the AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) to accelerate your migration from the most common commercial databases. When migrating databases to DynamoDB, you can use DMS free for six months. Learn more »


Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that delivers consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. DynamoDB provides the performance and availability you need to create real-time bidding (RTB) platforms and recommendation engines. Reference Architecture: Diagram


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VidRoll uses DynamoDB to help match appropriate video ads with site visitors and maximize revenue. VidRoll serves hundreds of millions of ads per month across 100,000 websites. Read the story »

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You can create responsive games for mobile, console, and desktop with DynamoDB. Store and query Amazon Lumberyard game data such as player state, high scores, or world dynamic content through Cloud Canvas. Developing a successful mobile game is about more than just the game: DynamoDB integrates with the AWS Mobile SDK and a broad set of AWS services for user authentication, downloadable content, and social features. Reference Architecture: Diagram


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“With Zynga Poker, we moved a MySQL farm, which required dedicated in-house resources to manage, over to Amazon DynamoDB, which is a fully managed service. It’s resulted in dramatically reduced operational overhead," said Zynga Chief Information Officer, Dorion Carroll. Read the story »

"We are a 4 person DevOps engineering team responsible for multiple live games. Moving a 12 node Riak cluster to DynamoDB with Auto Scaling has given us more time to develop new features, instead of focusing on maintenance, or scaling for traffic spiking game launches and ad campaigns.” - Patrick Huesler, Senior Backend Engineer, Wooga GmbH

DynamoDB lets you easily store and query device data so you can focus on building incredible new AWS IoT solutions. Connect your high-velocity, high-volume IoT data in DynamoDB to a Amazon Redshift data warehouse to enable BI analysis. Reference Architecture: Diagram

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Canary makes a complete home security system. Using AWS, Canary has the scalability to support more than 150 million incoming videos daily. Read the story »

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It's easy to get started with Amazon DynamoDB. Follow our Getting Started Guide to create your first DynamoDB table in a few clicks.


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