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Amazon DynamoDB
Getting Started Guide (API Version 2012-08-10)

Download and Run DynamoDB

DynamoDB is available as an executable .jar file. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and other platforms that support Java. Follow these steps to download and run DynamoDB on your computer.

  1. Download DynamoDB for free using one of the following links:

    Region Download Links Checksums

    Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

    .tar.gz | .zip

    .tar.gz.sha256 | .zip.sha256

    Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region

    .tar.gz | .zip

    .tar.gz.sha256 | .zip.sha256

    Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region

    .tar.gz | .zip

    .tar.gz.sha256 | .zip.sha256

    EU (Frankfurt) Region

    .tar.gz | .zip

    .tar.gz.sha256 | .zip.sha256

    South America (São Paulo) Region

    .tar.gz | .zip

    .tar.gz.sha256 | .zip.sha256

    US West (Oregon) Region

    .tar.gz | .zip

    .tar.gz.sha256 | .zip.sha256

    DynamoDB is also available as part of the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse or Maven. For more information, see AWS Toolkit For Eclipse and DynamoDB Local (Downloadable Version) and Maven, respectively.

    Important

    DynamoDB on your computer requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 6.x or newer; it will not run on older JRE versions.

  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded archive and copy the extracted directory to a location of your choice.

  3. To start DynamoDB, open a command prompt window, navigate to the directory where you extracted DynamoDBLocal.jar, and enter the following command:

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    java -Djava.library.path=./DynamoDBLocal_lib -jar DynamoDBLocal.jar -sharedDb -inMemory

    Note

    DynamoDB uses port 8000 by default. If port 8000 is unavailable, this command throws an exception. For a complete list of DynamoDB runtime options, including -port , type this command:

    java -Djava.library.path=./DynamoDBLocal_lib -jar DynamoDBLocal.jar -help

    For more information, see Command Line Options in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

  4. You can now start to write applications.

Next Step

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