Amazon Web Services Introduces DynamoDB, Currently In Beta Stage

Posted on Jan 19 2012 - 10:04am by Editorial Staff

Amazon added a new cloud computing service to its Amazon Web Service suite, a distributed database called as DynamoDB. The database is currently in beta stage. Amazon DynamoDB is designed to address the core problems of database management, performance, scalability, and reliability.

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can launch a new Amazon DynamoDB database table, scale up or down their request capacity for the table without downtime or performance degradation, and gain visibility into resource utilization and performance metrics.

Developers can create a database table that can store and retrieve any amount of data, and serve any level of request traffic. DynamoDB enables customers to offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling distributed databases to AWS, so they don’t have to worry about hardware provisioning, setup and configuration, replication, software patching, or cluster scaling.

All data items are stored on Solid State Disks (SSDs) and are automatically replicated across multiple Availability Zones in a Region to provide built-in high availability and data durability. IT enables customers to offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available distributed database cluster while only paying a low variable price for the resources they consume.

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