Higher-Level Programming Interfaces for DynamoDB
The AWS SDKs provide applications with low-level interfaces for working with Amazon DynamoDB. These client-side classes and methods correspond directly to the low-level DynamoDB API. However, many developers experience a sense of disconnect, or "impedance mismatch", when they need to map complex data types to items in a database table. With a low-level database interface, developers must write methods for reading or writing object data to database tables, and vice-versa. The amount of extra code required for each combination of object type and database table can seem overwhelming.
To simplify development, the AWS SDKs for Java and .NET provide additional interfaces with
higher levels of abstraction. The higher-level interfaces
for DynamoDB let you define the relationships between objects in your program and the database
tables that store those objects' data. After you define this mapping, you call simple object
methods such as
delete, and the
underlying low-level DynamoDB operations are automatically invoked on your behalf. This allows you to
write object-centric code, rather than database-centric code.
The higher-level programming interfaces for DynamoDB are available in the AWS SDKs for Java and .NET.