Global Secondary Indexes (GSI) are a nice feature in DynamoDB, which allows us to create indexes on existing tables. What are GSIs? In DynamoDB, we create tables with Partition Keys and Sort Keys. Partition Keys dictate which partition the data is stored in, and Sort Keys dictate how the data is sorted within that Partition. […]
DynamoDB does not natively support date/timestamp data types. It sucks – I know. It leads to a lot of confusion. A question I see over and over again is how do you store your dates or timestamps. This is just one example. The answer is not as straight forward as you’d hope either, because you […]
The recent AWS Reinvent 2017 event saw some major announcements, including a couple of exciting ones for DynamoDB users. Global tables and On-Demand backups. In this post, I’ll be taking a quick look at on-demand backups, how they work and how we can schedule them to regularly take full backups. What are On-Demand Backups? On-Demand […]
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