aws-lambda-dynamodb - AWS Solutions Constructs


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Language Package

This AWS Solutions Construct implements the AWS Lambda function and Amazon DynamoDB table with least-privilege permissions.

Here is a minimal deployable pattern definition in TypeScript:

import { LambdaToDynamoDBProps, LambdaToDynamoDB } from '@aws-solutions-constructs/aws-lambda-dynamodb'; const props: LambdaToDynamoDBProps = { lambdaFunctionProps: { code: lambda.Code.fromAsset(`${__dirname}/lambda`), runtime: lambda.Runtime.NODEJS_12_X, handler: 'index.handler' } }; new LambdaToDynamoDB(this, 'test-lambda-dynamodb-stack', props);


new LambdaToDynamoDB(scope: Construct, id: string, props: LambdaToDynamoDBProps);


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.
tablePermissions? string Optional table permissions to be granted to the Lambda function. One of the following options may be specified: All, Read, ReadWrite, or Write.

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.

Default settings

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

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.

  • Set environment variables:


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

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.