Mastering DynamoDB

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  • Comprehend the DynamoDB data model and how to build the efficient schema of DynamoDB tables
  • Decipher the architecture of DynamoDB and its core features
  • Understand how DynamoDB manages ring membership and handles partial failures
  • Get acquainted with the AWS security token service and learn how DynamoDB deals with authentication and authorization
  • Integrate DynamoDB with other AWS services in order to form a complete application ecosystem on AWS Cloud
  • Explore third-party tools and libraries to efficiently use DynamoDB to help to autoscale, test, and back up/archive
  • Familiarize yourself with mobile application development using DynamoDB at the backend

This book is a practical, example-oriented guide that begins with an introduction to DynamoDB, how it started, what it is, and its features. It then introduces you to DynamoDB's data model, demonstrating CRUD operations on the data model. Once you get an understanding of the data model, you will be able to dive deep into the DynamoDB architecture to understand its flexibility, scalability, and reliability.

The book also gives you plenty of best practices you should follow in order to achieve time and cost efficiency. Later, you will explore some advanced topics such as CloudWatch Monitoring, the AWS security token service, and the use of IAM to perform access control management.

The book discusses a variety of use cases that will help you get a practical sense of DynamoDB. Finally, the book ends with a discussion on using DynamoDB as a backend for Android/iOS mobile applications with sample code that will help you build your own applications.

  • Implement DynamoDB as a backend to your iOS and Android mobile applications
  • Explore how DynamoDB can be integrated with other AWS offerings such as EMR, Redshift, Cloudsearch, and more
  • Equip yourself with best practices to improve the time and cost performance of your application through interactive tutorials
Page Count 236
Course Length 7 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781783551958
Date Of Publication 25 Aug 2014


Tanmay Deshpande

Tanmay Deshpande is a Hadoop and big data evangelist. He currently works with Schlumberger as a Big Data Architect in Pune, India. He has interest in a wide range of technologies, such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, NoSQL databases, Mahout, Sqoop, Java, cloud computing, and so on. He has vast experience in application development in various domains, such as oil and gas, finance, telecom, manufacturing, security, and retail. He enjoys solving machine-learning problems and spends his time reading anything that he can get his hands on. He has great interest in open source technologies and has been promoting them through his talks. Before Schlumberger, he worked with Symantec, Lumiata, and Infosys. Through his innovative thinking and dynamic leadership, he has successfully completed various projects.

He regularly blogs on his website You can connect with him on LinkedIn at

He has also authored Mastering DynamoDB, published in August 2014, DynamoDB Cookbook, published in September 2015, Hadoop Real World Solutions Cookbook-Second Edition, published in March 2016, Hadoop: Data Processing and Modelling, published in August, 2016, and Hadoop Blueprints, published in September 2016, all by Packt Publishing.