Glossary

DynamoDB

DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability, and it's a popular choice for web, mobile, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and many other applications.

One of the key features of DynamoDB is its ability to scale automatically to handle increasing workloads. This is achieved through the use of partitioning, where the data is divided across multiple servers based on the partition key. Each partition can support a virtually unlimited amount of throughput and storage, and DynamoDB will automatically add or remove partitions as needed to ensure that your performance targets are met.

DynamoDB supports several data types, including scalar types (such as number and string), document types (such as JSON and HTML), and multi-valued types (such as list and map). It also provides rich querying capabilities using primary keys and secondary indexes. You can use primary keys to retrieve a single item, and you can use secondary indexes to query for items based on other attributes.

In addition to its powerful querying capabilities, DynamoDB also offers a number of other features that make it a great choice for many types of applications. It provides support for transactions, so you can update multiple items in a single atomic operation. It also offers a flexible data model and provides built-in security features such as encryption at rest and integration with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).