Summary - Amazon DynamoDB


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

Modifying the Code to Use the DynamoDB Service

To use the DynamoDB service, you must change the endpoint in your application.

  1. Remove the following import.

    import com.amazonaws.client.builder.AwsClientBuilder;
  2. Next, go to AmazonDynamoDB in the code.

    AmazonDynamoDB client = AmazonDynamoDBClientBuilder.standard().withEndpointConfiguration( new AwsClientBuilder.EndpointConfiguration("http://localhost:8000", "us-west-2")) .build();
  3. Now modify the client so that it accesses an AWS Region instead of a specific endpoint.

    AmazonDynamoDB client = AmazonDynamoDBClientBuilder.standard() .withRegion(Regions.REGION) .build();

    For example, if you want to access the us-west-2 region, you would do the following.

    AmazonDynamoDB client = AmazonDynamoDBClientBuilder.standard() .withRegion(Regions.US_WEST_2) .build();

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

DynamoDB is available in AWS 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.