Amazon DynamoDB
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-08-10)

Python and DynamoDB

In this tutorial, you use the AWS SDK for Python (Boto 3) to write simple programs to perform the following Amazon DynamoDB operations:

  • Create a table called Movies and load sample data in JSON format.

  • Perform create, read, update, and delete operations on the table.

  • Run simple queries.

You use the downloadable version of DynamoDB in this tutorial. In the Summary, we explain how to run the same code against the DynamoDB web service.

As you work through this tutorial, you can refer to the AWS SDK for Python (Boto) documentation at The following sections are specific to DynamoDB:


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