AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. You can use Amazon DynamoDB to create a database table that can store and retrieve any amount of data, and serve any level of request traffic. Amazon DynamoDB automatically spreads the data and traffic for the table over a sufficient number of servers to handle the request capacity specified by the customer and the amount of data stored, while maintaining consistent and fast performance.

The following list details the differences for using this service in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region compared to other AWS Regions:

  • Import Table is not available in the DynamoDB console.

  • Export Table is not available in the DynamoDB console.

For more information about DynamoDB, see the DynamoDB documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted

ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted

  • All data entered, stored and processed in DynamoDB database tables can contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • DynamoDB metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. This metadata includes all the configuration data that you enter when creating and maintaining your DynamoDB tables, such as table names, hash attribute names, and range attribute names.

  • Do not enter ITAR-regulated data in the following fields:

    • Table names

    • Hash attribute names

    • Range attribute names

    • Resource tags

If you are processing ITAR-regulated data with this service, use the SSL (HTTPS) endpoint to maintain ITAR compliance. For a list of endpoints, see AWS GovCloud (US-West) Endpoints.

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