UpdateDatabase - Amazon Timestream


Modifies the AWS KMS key for an existing database. While updating the database, you must specify the database name and the identifier of the new AWS KMS key to be used (KmsKeyId). If there are any concurrent UpdateDatabase requests, first writer wins.

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Request Syntax

{ "DatabaseName": "string", "KmsKeyId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the database.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 256.

Required: Yes


The identifier of the new AWS KMS key (KmsKeyId) to be used to encrypt the data stored in the database. If the KmsKeyId currently registered with the database is the same as the KmsKeyId in the request, there will not be any update.

You can specify the KmsKeyId using any of the following:

  • Key ID: 1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab

  • Key ARN: arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:111122223333:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab

  • Alias name: alias/ExampleAlias

  • Alias ARN: arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:111122223333:alias/ExampleAlias

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 2048.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "Database": { "Arn": "string", "CreationTime": number, "DatabaseName": "string", "KmsKeyId": "string", "LastUpdatedTime": number, "TableCount": number } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A top-level container for a table. Databases and tables are the fundamental management concepts in Amazon Timestream. All tables in a database are encrypted with the same AWS KMS key.

Type: Database object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


You are not authorized to perform this action.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Timestream was unable to fully process this request because of an internal server error.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The requested endpoint was not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The operation tried to access a nonexistent resource. The resource might not be specified correctly, or its status might not be ACTIVE.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The instance quota of resource exceeded for this account.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Too many requests were made by a user and they exceeded the service quotas. The request was throttled.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An invalid or malformed request.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: