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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 and reliable performance make it a great fit for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and many other applications. Start today by downloading the local version of DynamoDB, then read our Getting Started Guide.

Forrester Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Category of the Forrester Wave Big Data NoSQL, Q3. According to Forrester, Amazon DynamoDB is the most popular NoSQL cloud database. Learn why DynamoDB has proven to be a cost-effective NoSQL database solution for three organizations interviewed by IDC.

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Lyft Easily Scales Up its Ride Location Tracking System with Amazon DynamoDB

Fast, Consistent Performance

Amazon 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, Amazon DynamoDB uses automatic partitioning and SSD technologies to meet your throughput requirements and deliver low latencies at any scale. Learn more »

Highly Scalable

When creating a table, simply specify how much request capacity you require. If your throughput requirements change, simply update your table's request capacity using the AWS Management Console or the Amazon DynamoDB APIs. Amazon DynamoDB manages all the scaling behind the scenes, and you are still able to achieve your prior throughput levels while scaling is underway. Learn more »

Fully Managed

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed cloud NoSQL database service – you simply create a database table, set your throughput, 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. Learn more »

Event Driven Programming

Amazon 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

Amazon 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 »


Amazon 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 »


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 »

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 »

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 »

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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