Data Modeling and Best Practices on Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a scalable, durable, high performance, highly available, distributed database, and a solid foundation on which to build your applications that will need to grow quickly. In this technical talk, David Yanacek, Lead Software Engineer for Amazon DynamoDB, will deep dive on how to:

• use DynamoDB to build high-scale applications like social gaming, chat, and voting. 

• model these applications using DynamoDB, including how to use building blocks like conditional writes, consistent reads, and batch operations to build the higher-level functionality needed for these applications, such as multi-item atomic writes and join queries. 

• incorporate best practices like index projections, item sharding, and parallel scan for maximum scalability.

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David Yanacek is Lead Software Engineer on the Amazon DynamoDB team.  In addition to working on the core DynamoDB service, he helps developers learn to build high-scale applications on DynamoDB. David has published several blog posts on using DynamoDB, and wrote an open-source transaction library for DynamoDB on top of the AWS SDK for Java.  He also consults with customers to help them evaluate their designs. David ran a workshop at AWS re: Invent last year, Getting Started with DynamoDB, and is presenting again this year: Mastering NoSQL: Advanced DynamoDB Design Patterns for Ultra High Performance Apps.


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  • Paul M.

    Was a recording made of this presentation? The url given is general documentation. Are there plans for future AWS events in the South Bay, Santa Clara or Sunnyvale?

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Judy W.

      No recording, but slides have been posted from the event. We are planning AWS events in South Bay in 2014. Stay tuned!

      October 30, 2013

  • Judy W.

    Thanks for a great event last week. David Yanacek's slides have been posted: http://www.meetup.com/AWS-SANFRANCISCO/files/

    October 28, 2013

  • Hersh R.

    Good presentation. That was the right level of detail tonight. The presenter also knew his stuff. The conversations after the presentation were informative as well. Thanks for the event, Amazon.

    October 24, 2013

  • Sergey P.

    Awesome meetup. Kudos to Amazon and the presenter.

    October 24, 2013

  • Rauhmel Fox, CEO, W.

    Thanks for the presentation. Please notify us when the slide presentation is available for review.

    October 24, 2013

  • Eugene I.

    Great presentation and knowledgeable presenter! I have enjoyed the topic, afterwards conversations and the view from the building is outstanding! :)

    October 24, 2013

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