DynamoDB - Operational Tools

DynamoDB - Operational Tools

DynamoDB provides three options for performing operations: a web-based GUI console, a JavaScript shell, and the programming language of your choice.

In this tutorial, we will focus on using the GUI console and the Java language for clarity and conceptual understanding.

GUI Console

The GUI Console or AWS Management Console for Amazon DynamoDB can be found at https://console.aws.amazon.com/dynamodb/home.

Allows you to perform the following tasks −

  • CRUD
  • Viewing Table Elements
  • Run queries on tables
  • Set alarms to monitor table capacity
  • View scoreboard in real time
  • Viewing the signal table

GUI Console

If your DynamoDB account doesn't have tables, it will help you create a table when you access it. Its main screen offers three shortcuts to perform common operations −

  • Create tables
  • Add and query tables
  • Table monitoring and management

Shell JavaScript

DynamoDB includes an interactive JavaScript wrapper. The shell runs in a web browser, and recommended browsers include Firefox and Chrome.

JavaScript Shell

Note. Using other browsers may cause errors.

To open a shell, open a web browser and enter the following address - http://localhost:8000/shell

Use the shell by typing JavaScript in the left pane and clicking the "Play" button in the top right corner of the left pane to run the code. The code results are displayed in the right pane.

DynamoDB and Java

Use Java with DynamoDB using your Java development environment. The operations confirm the normal syntax and structure of Java.