Easy to use and scalable solution
December 16, 2021

Easy to use and scalable solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon DynamoDB

DynamoDB has made it quick and easy for us to prototype and build out our new features. We've spun up a few microservices hosting the data in DynamoDB and the NoSQL database has made our architecture very flexible and future-proof. It's been an easy way for us to denormalize parts of our data and start stripping out parts of our monolith and implementing it in microservices.
  • Great documentation.
  • Quick and easy to use.
  • Scales well with our use cases.
  • Querying functionality is limited which limits our use cases.
  • Limited resources to train developers from adjusting SQL to NoSQL.
  • Can be costly for projects where we have to spin up many environments.
  • Microservices built with DynamoDB have resulted in more rapid development both for engineering and product.
  • Easier to convince devs to work within AWS than our monolith.
  • Easy to scale.
Teams at our company briefly looking into other cloud services and we even have a feature using Azure, but Amazon DynamoDB ultimately was selected as it was easier for our company to just work with one suite of web services.

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Very easy to use and we can quickly prototype something using DynamoDB to verify its viability.
I haven't dealt with the support for Amazon DynamoDB personally.
In my experience, we've found that DynamoDB has made it very easy for us to denormalize data and transition those pieces of data/functionality to AWS. The NoSQL structure makes it much simpler for us to implement data sharing use cases versus our existing implementation of SQL. Outside of these cases, we haven't found a big enough advantage over our current SQL structure to warrant switching over.

Amazon DynamoDB Feature Ratings

Data model flexibility
Deployment model flexibility