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Using Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) to Enhance Performance

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Serverless Platform Services on AWS
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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration7m
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Description

This short course 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 course takes a brief look at its features and use cases.

If you have any feedback on this course, either positive or negative, please contact support@cloudacademy.com.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course 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 course is intended for:

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

Prerequisites

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

 

 

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this short course which is going to purely focus on the DynamoDB Accelerator, more commonly referred to as DAX. My name is Stuart Scott and I am one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy specializing in AWS. Feel free to contact with me using the details shown on the screen, or alternatively please send an email to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question.

The objective of this course 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. As a prerequisite to this course, you should have an understanding of Amazon DynamoDB and be familiar with its operations. For more information on Amazon DynamoDB please see our existing course here. If you have any feedback on this course, either positive or negative, then please contact support@cloudacademy.com. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and helps us to enhance our content for the better and to the benefit to all.

About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 100,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.