aws-dynamodb-stream-lambda - AWS Solutions Constructs


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This AWS Solutions Construct implements a pattern Amazon DynamoDB table with stream to invoke the AWS Lambda function with the least privileged permissions.

Here is a minimal deployable pattern definition:

import { DynamoDBStreamToLambdaProps, DynamoDBStreamToLambda} from '@aws-solutions-constructs/aws-dynamodb-stream-lambda'; new DynamoDBStreamToLambda(this, 'test-dynamodb-stream-lambda', { lambdaFunctionProps: { runtime: lambda.Runtime.NODEJS_14_X, // This assumes a handler function in lib/lambda/index.js code: lambda.Code.fromAsset(`${__dirname}/lambda`), handler: 'index.handler' }, });


new DynamoDBStreamToLambda(scope: Construct, id: string, props: DynamoDBStreamToLambdaProps);


Pattern Construct Props

Name Type Description
existingLambdaObj? lambda.Function An optional, existing Lambda function to be used instead of the default function. If an existing function is provided, the lambdaFunctionProps property will be ignored.
lambdaFunctionProps? lambda.FunctionProps Optional user-provided properties to override the default properties for the Lambda function. Ignored if an existingLambdaObj is provided.
dynamoTableProps? dynamodb.TableProps Optional user provided props to override the default props for DynamoDB Table
existingTableObj? dynamodb.Table Existing instance of DynamoDB Table. If this is set, then the dynamoTableProps is ignored.
dynamoEventSourceProps? aws-lambda-event-sources.DynamoEventSourceProps Optional user provided props to override the default props for DynamoDB Event Source

Pattern Properties

Name Type Description
dynamoTable dynamodb.Table Returns an instance of the DynamoDB table created by the pattern.
lambdaFunction lambda.Function Returns an instance of the Lambda function created by the pattern.

Lambda function

This pattern requires a Lambda function that can post data into the Elasticsearch service from the DynamoDB stream. A sample function is provided here.

Default settings

Out-of-the-box implementation of this pattern without any overrides will set the following defaults:

Amazon DynamoDB Table

  • Set the billing mode for DynamoDB Table to On-Demand (Pay per request)

  • Enable server-side encryption for DynamoDB Table using AWS managed KMS Key

  • Creates a partition key called 'id' for DynamoDB Table

  • Retain the Table when deleting the CloudFormation stack

  • Enable continuous backups and point-in-time recovery

AWS Lambda Function

  • Configure limited privilege access IAM role for Lambda function

  • Enable reusing connections with Keep-Alive for NodeJs Lambda function

  • Enable X-Ray tracing

  • Enable Failure-Handling features: enable bisect on function Error; set default Maximum Record Age (24 hours); set default Maximum Retry Attempts (500); and deploy SQS dead-letter queue as destination on failure

  • Set environment variables:

    • AWS_NODEJS_CONNECTION_REUSE_ENABLED (for Node 10.x and higher functions)



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