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

Node.js and DynamoDB

In this tutorial, you use the AWS SDK for JavaScript in Node.js 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.

Cost: Free


Before you begin this tutorial, you need to do the following:


As you work through this tutorial, you can refer to the AWS SDK for JavaScript in Node.js API Reference.

We also recommend you review the DynamoDB concepts. For more information, see Introduction to DynamoDB Concepts.

Next Step

Step 1: Create a Table