Getting started with the Amazon QLDB console - Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (Amazon QLDB)

Getting started with the Amazon QLDB console

This tutorial guides you through steps to create your first Amazon QLDB ledger and populate it with tables and sample data. The sample ledger you create in this scenario is a database for a department of motor vehicles (DMV) application that tracks the complete historical information about vehicle registrations.

The history of an asset is a common use case for QLDB because it involves a variety of scenarios and operations that highlight the usefulness of a ledger database. QLDB enables you to track and verify the full history of changes in an easily accessible and flexible database.

As you work through this tutorial, the following sections explain how to add vehicle registrations, modify them, and view the history of changes to those registrations. This guide also shows you how to cryptographically verify a registration document, and concludes by cleaning up resources and deleting the sample ledger.

Each step in the tutorial has instructions for using the AWS Management Console.

Tutorial prerequisites

Before you start this tutorial, you must follow the AWS setup instructions in Accessing Amazon QLDB. These steps include signing up for AWS and creating an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user with QLDB access.