Getting started with DynamoDB - Amazon DynamoDB

Getting started with DynamoDB

Use the hands-on tutorials in this section to help you get started and learn more about Amazon DynamoDB.

Basic concepts in DynamoDB

Before you begin, you should familiarize yourself with the basic concepts in Amazon DynamoDB. For more information, see DynamoDB core components.

Then continue on to Prerequisites to learn about setting up DynamoDB.

Prerequisites - getting started tutorial

Before starting the Amazon DynamoDB tutorial, follow the steps in Setting up DynamoDB. Then continue on to Step 1: Create a table.

  • If you plan to interact with DynamoDB only through the AWS Management Console, you don't need an AWS access key. Complete the steps in Signing up for AWS, and then continue on to Step 1: Create a table.

  • If you don't want to sign up for a free tier account, you can set up DynamoDB local (downloadable version). Then continue on to Step 1: Create a table.

  • There are differences when working with CLI commands in terminals on Linux and Windows. The following guide presents commands formatted for Linux terminals (this includes macOS), and commands formatted for Windows CMD. Choose the command that best fits the terminal application you are using.