Tag Archives: DynamoDB

Pros and cons of DynamoDB

What the author suggests is to use it in cases when there are not so many writes to DB and where eventual consistency is fine for the app. The writes are pretty expensive after all and could lead to problems with eventual consistency. And the main issue from my side is that DynamoDB is a …

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How to choose a partition key for DynamoDB

Here’s an article about how to do it right: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/choosing-the-right-dynamodb-partition-key/. The main ideas — partition key should have a good cardinality, but at the same time it should be queried easily as all the queries to DynamoDB should start with PartitionKey=…, as they are hashes.

DynamoDB videos list

AWS decided to start a series of videos on DynamoDB usage. First 5 episodes were published on Youtube, and I made a playlist for them: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfgkuLYEOvGN95-dbdS_mT4bktQjkw2aT