Fridays are for learning. I’m still catching up on re:Invent 2018 sessions, and these two, both deep dives into DynamoDB, were incredibly interesting to me.
First is Jaso Sorenson discussing the underlying technical implementation of DynamoDB in “Amazon DynamoDB Under the Hood: How We Built a Hyper-Scale Database (DAT321)”. It really helped me understand better why the system operates the way it does.
And second is Rick Houlihan’s “Amazon DynamoDB Deep Dive: Advanced Design Patterns for DynamoDB (DAT401)”, in which he demonstrates the things possible to achieve with some creative data modeling to take advantage of the properties of a NoSQL data store like DynamoDB.