Tutorials

10 minutes

Learn how to create a simple table, and add, query, and delete data by using the DynamoDB console.

2 hours

Learn how to insert data, run queries, create indexes, and update items by using the Python SDK.

2 hours

Learn how to design a data model for access patterns used in gaming apps using DynamoDB.

3 hours

Learn how to design a database that can be used to build a mobile app for social networking.

4 hours

Learn how to deploy a web application, connect to a database, and analyze user behavior in Python.

Videos

Amazon DynamoDB deep dive - Advanced design patterns (59:12)

This AWS re:Invent 2019 session by Amazon DynamoDB Senior Practice Manager Rick Houlihan is for advanced users of DynamoDB. The patterns and data models discussed in this presentation summarize a collection of implementations and best practices used by large customers—including Amazon retail businesses—to deliver highly scalable solutions for a wide variety of business problems.

Data Modeling with Amazon DynamoDB (39:46)

In this AWS re:Invent 2019 session, AWS Data Hero Alex DeBrie reviews the key principles of modeling your DynamoDB tables and demonstrates some practical patterns to use in your data models. Modeling your data in the DynamoDB database structure requires a different approach from modeling in traditional relational databases.

Scale fearlessly with Amazon DynamoDB adaptive capacity (52:51)

Planning to run spiky or unpredictable workloads? Worried that your traffic isn’t evenly distributed? In this re:Invent 2019 session with Principal Product Manager Kai Zhao, hear how Amazon DynamoDB accommodates imbalanced workloads without throttling and learn how you can ensure optimal performance at any scale. First, we briefly cover DynamoDB fundamentals and recent innovations. Then, we dive deeply into how DynamoDB shards your data, what is new with adaptive capacity, and the latest workload monitoring tools.

Data platform engineering: How Vanguard is migrating data to AWS (56:22)

In this re:Invent 2019 session, hear how Vanguard created a team to tackle volume and velocity of data for microservices and big data workloads, using data streaming (Amazon Kinesis), file transfer (AWS Storage Gateway), CDC replication (DB2 on z/OS, Oracle Exadata, Microsoft SQL Server), relational and NoSQL databases (Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora), and object storage (Amazon S3). 

How Verizon Media implemented push notification using Amazon DynamoDB (54:26)

In this re:Invent 2019 session, hear why Verizon decided to use Amazon DynamoDB and other AWS services such as Amazon ElastiCache and Amazon SQS in conjunction with its own Vespa search engine to power all the use cases of its brands. Verizon also uses Kubernetes to orchestrate microservices across many Amazon EC2 instances.

Build your next microservices application with modern AWS services (46:56)

Learn how easy it is to get started with a new application composed of several microservices on AWS Lambda, Amazon EKS, Amazon SQS, and Amazon DynamoDB. In this re:Invent 2019 session, you first learn through live demonstration how to do basic administration, such as deploying an application and inspecting the relevant Kubernetes resources. This presentation is brought to you by New Relic, an APN Partner.

Training

AWS offers free digital training to help you learn the foundations of AWS. Take the Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB course to get an overview, understand use cases, and see a demo from AWS Training and Certification.

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Take this free course to learn the basics of DynamoDB and how it differs from traditional relational database management systems. A guided tour and hand-on labs with practical examples lead you through concepts intended for all skill levels, even if you're totally new to database development. This course gives you the necessary skills and knowledge to build scalable, high-performance applications that use DynamoDB.

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Designed by AWS experts, this course helps you develop the skills you need for building applications that use Amazon DynamoDB. Through video lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on lab exercises, you’ll dive deeply into DynamoDB topics including backup and restore, partition keys, security and encryption, global tables, and best practices.

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