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Amazon DynamoDB is available in the AWS Management Console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/dynamodb/home. The console enables you to do the following:
Create, update, and delete tables. The throughput calculator provides you with estimates of how many capacity units you will need to request based on the usage information you provide.
View items stored in a tables, add, update, and delete items.
Query a table.
Set up alarms to monitor your table's capacity usage.
View your table's top monitoring metrics on real-time graphs from Amazon CloudWatch.
View alarms configured for each table and create custom alarms.
If your account doesn't already have tables in Amazon DynamoDB, the console displays an introductory screen that prompts you to create your first table. This screen also provides an overview of the process for creating a table, and links to relevant documentation and resources.
You can find detailed steps for creating your first table in the console in Getting Started. Once you have one or more tables, the console displays the tables as a list. You can select a table from the list to see additional information in the lower pane. In the lower pane, you also have the option to set up alarms and view Amazon CloudWatch metrics for the table.
The Explore Table option enables you to view existing items in a table, add new items, update items, or delete items. You can also query the table. For more information, see Working with Items Using the Amazon DynamoDB Console.
The console for Amazon DynamoDB displays some metrics for your table in the lower pane. If you need to see other metrics, you can use the console for Amazon DynamoDB to set parameters for Amazon CloudWatch to display information about your table.
To see the Amazon CloudWatch metrics for your table, with your table selected, click the Monitoring tab. You can expand the CloudWatch Alarms and Alarm History sections to see more details about alarms that have been triggered. Also, you can view your CloudWatch metrics on this tab in convenient, real-time graphs.
Amazon CloudWatch metrics do appear in real-time in the console. However, Amazon DynamoDB updates the Storage Size value approximately only every six hours. Recent changes might not be reflected in this value.
For more information about Amazon CloudWatch metrics for Amazon DynamoDB, see Monitoring Amazon DynamoDB Tables with Amazon CloudWatch.
When you create a table in the console, you have the option to set up a provisioned throughput alarm while the table is being created. Once a table is created, you can add more Amazon CloudWatch alarms using the lower pane of the console.
To add more alarms to your table, click the Alarm Setup tab.
When you make a selection in the "Advanced CloudWatch Alarms" section of the Alarm Setup tab, you are redirected to the Amazon CloudWatch console. For more information about setting up alarms, see the Amazon CloudWatch Help in the Amazon CloudWatch console, or go to the Amazon CloudWatch Documentation.