This course introduces you to NoSQL databases and the challenges they solve. Expert instructors will dive deep into Amazon DynamoDB topics such as recovery, SDKs, partition keys, security and encryption, global tables, stateless applications, streams, and best practices.
DynamoDB is a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale. It's a fully managed, multiregion, multimaster database with built-in security, backup and restore, and in-memory caching for internet-scale applications. DynamoDB can handle more than 10 trillion requests per day and support peaks of more than 20 million requests per second.
This course uses a combination of video-based lectures delivered by Amazon Web Services expert technical trainers, demonstrations, and hands-on lab exercises, that you run in your own AWS account to enable you to build, deploy and manage your own DynamoDB-powered application.
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
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