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Mastering DynamoDB by Tanmay Deshpande

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Chapter 5. Advanced Topics

In the previous chapter, we talked about the best practices one should follow in order to get the most out of DynamoDB. In this chapter, we are going to talk about some advanced topics:

  • Monitoring DynamoDB tables
  • AWS authentication service
  • AWS IAM integration with DynamoDB
  • Security token service
  • Error handling in DynamoDB

We will also talk about limitations of DynamoDB that every developer needs to consider while designing the schema and doing the implementation.

Monitoring DynamoDB tables

To start with, let's get familiar with AWS CloudWatch, which is a network-monitoring service offered by Amazon Web Service. While creating a table, you can set alarms for various events such as provisioning a throughput with exceeded exceptions, ...

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