Articles tagged with "dynamodb"

DynamoDB in 15 minutes

In this post I’ll introduce DynamoDB, a very powerful fully managed NoSQL wide-column data store in AWS. We will talk about data structures, the APIs to read and write data, indexes, as well as performance and cost considerations. In the end you will gain a solid understanding of the basics, which will serve as a starting point for further research.

Why I had to update my mental model of DynamoDB streams

In a recent training I learned something about DynamoDB streams that surprised me. I had expected that any PutItem, UpdateItem or DeleteItem API call would cause a record to appear in the stream of my table, but that’s not the case. The stream works a little different from what I expected and in this short article I’m going to explain to you how.