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Amazon DynamoDB Data Modeling for Architects & Developers

Proven design patterns. best practices, tips on saving costs and more
Rajeev Sakhuja
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Use DynamoDB Data Modeling patterns
Apply DynamoDB Best practices
Leverage the right DynamoDb features in your applications
Analyze use cases for DynamoDB
Understand how DynamoDB work under the covers

DynamoDB Data Modeling Best Practices:


  • This course does NOT use AWS console for showing you basic DynamoDB operations
  • This course does NOT focus on just coding

This course primarily focusses on Data Modeling practices and patterns for Amazon DynamoDB. You will learn DynamoDB best practices, tips and techniques for building modern and cost effective applications/microservices. At a high level, course is divided into 2 parts:

Part-1  Objective: Build a solid understanding of DynamoDB

  • How DynamoDB works under the covers?
  • Hands-on exercises to try out the DynamoDB API(s) using CLI and Python code
  • Feature/capability comparison with relational database

Part-2  Objective: Learn to apply DynamoDB design patterns

  • Learn DynamoDB data modeling process
  • How to apply patterns to address business requirements
  • Analyze the access patterns and identify the right pattern to use
  • Hands-on exercises to build a data model for a banking use case (refer:  ACME case study)

Tools in use

  • NoSQL workbench
  • Local DynamoDB for model development & testing
  • AWS cloud account for testing (minimal use)
  • An integrated development environment (like Visual Studio Code)
  • Python – if you would like to run the code samples on your machine
  • Git client

Course approach

Course does not assume that you already know DynamoDB. For that reasons, I am first covering the basics of DynamoDB. But unlike other courses, I will not just show you how-to use DynamoDB rather I will show you how DynamoDB works under the covers !! I strongly believe that to effectively use a database, an architect MUST understand how database technology works under the covers.

Data modeling is an iterative process. I am sharing a prescriptive guidance on the process and then showing step-by-step how to apply the process. As a case study I am using an example of ACME bank (a fictitious retail bank). Throughout the course we will be applying the process to ACME bank use cases to evolve a full blown DynamoDB data model.

Case study : ACME Bank

A fictitious bank that has embarked on a journey to modernize its retail banking systems. You are the Lead Architect for the retail banking modernization initiative. It is your responsibility:

  • To  work with business owners to understand the requirements
  • To model the data for DynamoDB
  • Prove/Disprove that DynamoDB will meet the application needs
  • Educate stakeholders on DynamoDB capabilities
  • Help ACME Bank CTO to make a decision on whether to use DynamoDB or not

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