Amazon Dynamo DB Now Available in South America

    imageRecently, web applications have been generating and consuming ever-increasing amounts of data. For example: only a couple of thousand users can play an online game at the start, the database loads are small, and one server can handle them. But, with the growing popularity of the game, the number of users can quickly increase to millions, and the load on the database - up to tens, hundreds of thousands of read and write operations per second. In such a situation, the question arises of scaling the data storage system.

    In January 2012, Amazon launched Dynamo DB service in its cloud. This is a NoSQL database that solves scalability and performance issues. Now this service is also available in the South American region.

    Since this is a cloud service, using Dynamo DB provides the following benefits:
    • Easy to scale
    • Low latency data access
    • Built-in back-up
    • Integrated monitoring
    • Pay-as-you-go: pay only for consumed resources

    To ensure high performance and HA (high availability) data is stored on SSDs and replicated between three data centers in the region.

    Amazon DynamoDB organizes data into tables that consist of elements, and each element has one or more attributes:

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    Dynamo DB concepts of how to create and monitor a table:

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