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DynamoDB Cookbook by Tanmay Deshpande

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Analyzing DynamoDB metric on CloudWatch

It is very important to keep an eye on DynamoDB CloudWatch metrics in order to see the DynamoDB performance. CloudWatch provides real-time monitoring and alerting mechanisms to services provided by DynamoDB.

Getting ready

To get a better understanding of DynamoDB metrics, considering the fact that we don't have much of our data in our product table, go to the Query and Scan operations console and perform various Query and Scan operations back to back in order to get some metrics. Simply clicking on the Query and Scan buttons with some sample conditions will do the job for you.

Of course, in real time, in production systems, you would not need to do this as we will automatically have sufficient reads, writes, ...

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