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AWS for Developers: DynamoDB

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Overview

Learn how to leverage DynamoDB, the high-performance NoSQL database solution hosted on the AWS cloud. This course covers planning, proper data modeling, coding, and support.

DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database solution hosted on the AWS cloud. It allows developers quickly scale to support millions of requests without having to worry about provisioning, clustering, patching, and replication. DynamoDB is also known for being an ideal solution for web APIs due to its robust support of JSON. In this course, learn how to leverage this solution so you can reap the high-performance benefits. Robby Millsap covers planning, database fundamentals, coding, and support. He takes you through the process of modeling data, creating tables, using Node.js, indexing, fetching, searching, scanning, querying, authentication, monitoring, and more.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Why DynamoDB?
  • What you should know
1. Planning
  • NoSQL versus relational DBs
  • DynamoDB versus MongoDB
  • Data modeling in DynamoDB
  • Composite keys and sort keys
  • Pricing and capacity planning in DynamoDB
  • Demo: DynamoDB costs in the AWS Pricing Calculator
  • Creating secondary indexes in DynamoDB: GSI and LSI
  • Demo: Provisioning a DynamoDB table in the AWS admin console
2. DynamoDB Fundamentals
  • Installing the AWS CLI
  • Scanning data
  • Querying data
  • Defining data types in JSON for DynamoDB
3. Coding
  • Installing DynamoDB local
  • Overview of client libraries
  • Creating tables in DynamoDB using Node.js
  • Inserting data into DynamoDB using Node.js
  • Insert data with transactions in DynamoDB using Node.js
  • Querying data using Node.js
  • Streams in DynamoDB
4. Supporting
  • AWS authentication and access control
  • Monitoring
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Robby Millsap

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