AWS Classroomnotes 27/May/2022

AWS Databases

  • For Relational Databases we have fully managed RDS
  • For other Database Categories we have following services
  • Databases
    • NOSQL => Dynamo DB
    • Mongo DB => Document DB
    • Cassandra => KeySpaces
    • Memcahced => Elastic Cache
    • Redis => Elastic Cache
    • Graph => Neptue
    • Block Chain => QLDB
    • Time Series Databases => TimeStream
  • Non-Relational Databases:
    • Categories:
      • Key/Value Stores
      • Document Oriented Stores
      • Graph Databases


  • This is NoSQL Database
  • This is a managed non relational database that can handle thousands of reads and writes per second.
  • It acheives this performance by spreading data into multiple partitions.
  • A Partition is allocation of storage for table & its backed by SSD drives in Multiple AZs
  • Partition and Hash Keys:
    • Here we create table and we must specify a primary key and a data type.
    • A Partition key (hash key) is a primary key that contains a single value
  • Attributes and Items:
    • Each key/value pair composes of an attribute and one or more attributes make up an item.
  • Create a dynamo db table
  • Data is written into Dynamo db from applications i.e. code Refer Here
  • Performing Operations Refer Here
  • Connecting to table Refer Here
  • Backups:
  • Replicas:
  • Secondary Indexes solves issues with querying the dynamo db with items other than primary/partition key. When we create secondary index choose set of attributes which are called as projected attributes
  • Aws Dynamo DB Accelarator (DAX) is fully managed highly available in memory cache for Dynamo Db that delivers upto 10 times performance improvement
  • Review the costs by price estimates

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