DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX)


This short lesson focuses purely on the DynamoDB Accelerator, more commonly referred to as DAX, which is an in-memory cache delivering a significant performance enhancement, up to 10 times as fast as the default DynamoDB settings, allowing response times to decrease from milliseconds to microseconds. It is a fully managed feature, highly available feature offered by AWS. This lesson takes a brief look at its features and use cases.

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Lesson Objectives

The objective of this lesson is to provide you with an understanding of what the DynamoDB Accelerator is and why you would want to use it within your DynamoDB database.

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for:

  • Databases administrators and database operation analysts
  • Anyone who wants to learn about DynamoDB Accelerator


As a prerequisite to this lesson, you should have an understanding of Amazon DynamoDB and be familiar with its operations. For more information on Amazon DynamoDB please see our existing lesson here.



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