On-demand Mode – No Capacity Planning - Comparing the Use of Amazon DynamoDB and Apache HBase for NoSQL

On-demand Mode – No Capacity Planning

Amazon DynamoDB on-demand is a flexible billing option capable of serving thousands of requests per second without capacity planning. For on-demand mode tables, you don't need to specify how much read and write throughput you expect your application to perform. DynamoDB tables using on-demand capacity mode automatically adapt to your application’s traffic volume. On-demand capacity mode instantly accommodates up to double the previous peak traffic on a table. For more information, see On-Demand Mode.

Tip

DynamoDB recommends spacing your traffic growth over at least 30 minutes before driving more than 100,000 reads per second.