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


In this tutorial, you created the Movies table in DynamoDB on your computer and performed basic operations. The downloadable version of DynamoDB is useful during application development and testing. However, when you are ready to run your application in a production environment, you need to modify your code so that it uses the Amazon DynamoDB web service.

Moving to the Amazon DynamoDB Service

You need to change the endpoint in your application in order to use the Amazon DynamoDB service. To do this, modify the following line:

dynamodb = boto3.resource('dynamodb',endpoint_url="http://localhost:8000")

For example, if you want to use the us-west-2 region:

dynamodb = boto3.resource('dynamodb',region_name='us-west-2')

Instead of using DynamoDB on your computer, the program now uses the DynamoDB service in US West (Oregon).

Amazon DynamoDB is available in several regions worldwide. For the complete list, see Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference. For more information about setting regions and endpoints in your code, see AWS Region Selection in the AWS SDK for Java Developer Guide.

Finally, we recommend that you read the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide. It provides more in-depth information about DynamoDB, including sample code and best practices.