Amazon DynamoDB: Building NoSQL Database-Driven Applications

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  • 4 Sequences
  • Intermediate Level
  • Starts on October 11, 2021
  • Ends on January 9, 2024

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Week 1: Relational and NoSQL Databases

  • SQL, NoSQL and DynamoDB
    • Relational databases and the problems that need solving
    • How most NoSQL databases work
    • Introduction to DynamoDB
    • How DynamoDB works and how it's different than other NoSQL databases
    • Basic DynamoDB code operations

Week 2: Recovery, SDK Exploration, Monitoring and Partitioning

  • Recovery and SDKs
    • Backing up and restoring a DynamoDB table
    • DynamoDB API Working with datasets
  • Monitoring
    • Monitoring DynamoDB
  • Partition keys
    • Partition keys and their impact on performance

Week 3: Security and State

  • Working with DynamoDB Security
    • Encryption and Compliance
    • Access controls - Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) end points
  • State
    • Global tables
    • Stateless applications
    • Streams
  • Acceleration
    • DynamoDB Accelerator

Week 4: Diving deep and best practices

  • Query Optimization
    • Optimistic Locking
    • LSI and GSI
    • DynamoDB API - writing better queries
  • Schema Design
    • Single table
    • DynamoDB transactions and versioning


  • Prior application development experience
  • Experience with the AWS Management Console
  • Recommended: AWS Developer Professional Series (Building on AWS, Deploying on AWS, Optimizing on AWS)


Seph Robinson
Cloud Technologist
Amazon Web Services

Rick Hurst
Technical Curriculum Architect
Amazon Web Services

Morgan Willis
Senior Cloud Technologist
Amazon Web Services


Amazon Web Services


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