Cloud-based services are growing rapidly. It has invented a lot of external services that help users to manage their data more efficiently. Dynamodb is a fully managed NoSQL service to scale up the databases and improve the performance of different cloud-based services.

A lot of users get confused with this new service. Here’s a list of frequently asked questions by the new users of this service. Follow the list of questions and answers to know more about this service and its advantages.

FAQs on DynamoDB

Question 1: What is Dynamodb?

DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL service from Amazon. This service aims to provide fast performance with better scalability. The service allows users to offload external burdens of administrative tasks by making a seamless and scalable path. The service also eliminates complex tasks that accomplish the projects on time.

Question 2: What type of tasks does this service eliminate from the administrator?

DynamoDB is designed to eliminate the time-consuming administrative tasks such as provisioning of hardware, system setup, software configuration, patching of software, application configuration, and cluster scaling, The tasks streamline automatically with the help of this service.

Question 3: How do I monitor resources?

DynamobDB allows you to use the AWS Management Console to monitor resources. It also lets you know about the different metrics of the services that you use on the platform.

Question 4: Can I take backup with this Service?

The service comes with an on-demand backup capability that lets you take a backup of your data in tables. You can manage the storage spaces as per your requirements from this service.

Question 5: What will I be charged?

Just like other Amazon Web Services, you would be charged as per the usage. You will be given a free tier for the read-throughout and right-throughout tables. When you exceed the free tier limit, you will be charged based on the hour.

Question 6: What are the advantages of using the DynamoDB service?

DynamoDB service comes with a lot of advantages that you all should know before you start using it. Here we have listed down some of the basic advantages that you will get from this service.

Fully managed Service

DynamodDB is a fully managed service that provides easy administration with better management and control. One can easily get benefited from this service with easy implementation and quick access.

Performance and Scalability

Scaling databases in an organization is very risky and time-consuming. For that reason, an organization has to hire a team of professionals that can manage the databases. With DynamobDB’s auto-scaling and auto-tracking feature, the databases are always scaled and don’t require extra attention from the users. Once enabled, the auto-scale feature starts scaling up the databases which eventually increases its performance.

Effective Access to Big data

Since the databases are well-scaled with auto-scaling and auto-tracking features, users will have better access to those data. An administrator can give proper access to important data to authorized persons using this tool. It gives ultimate control power to the authorized users by an administrator.


Unlike other services, DynamonDB gives you free tier access for one year. With this free-tier access, users can have over 40 million data operations per month. You will be charged only after you exceed the free tier limit.

Innovative Features

The service enables you to access a set of innovative services that lets you work more smartly. You can make use of the TTL i.e Time to Live feature to eliminate unwanted data. By enabling this feature, the data will be erased from the storage tables automatically. You can schedule the timing as per your need from this feature.

Question 7: Are there any disadvantages of the DynamoDB service?

Yes, there are some disadvantages to using this service only if you work on a different platform and not on AWS.

This service can be deployed only on the AWS platform and not on third-party servers. To make use of this service, you have to use Amazon’s Web Services. Besides this, you can query the data limitedly. You can’t join the tables that you use for storing the data. The service is also missing server-side scripts.

See Also

Use Cases of AWS DynamoDB


Steve is a product-marketer and Engineer at Cloudysave who works with Cloud Management and Adoption team. Over the past years, he has collaborated with multiple teams to provide a robust and cost-effective architecture patterns to influence business and engineering decisions. His key areas of interests include Cloud Costs Management, Security and DevOps Best-Practices.