Amazon DynamoDB
Getting Started 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.

Cost: Free


For instructions, see Quickstart in the Boto 3 documentation.


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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