Question: Is DynamoDB good for analytics?
It is true that because you cannot run arbitrary queries against DynamoDB tables (technically speaking you can but it's extremely inefficient due to Scan nature), you cannot perform ad-hoc reports of your data. That might be disappointing. However, there are solutions to that:
- You can stream your data from DynamoDB to Redshift or some other relational database built for reporting and analytics purposes
- You can build aggregation functions on your own. These functions plugged to the DynamoDB Streams will be automatically recalculating your composite statistics or rollups providing always the most up-to-date state of some aggregate.
Other Common DynamoDB FAQ (with Answers)
- Does sharding affect DynamoDB reads?
- How do you enable cloudtrail for DynamoDB?
- What are the key differences between DynamoDB and Neo4j?
- Is DynamoDB the same as Redshift?
- How to store location coordinates in DynamoDB?
- Is it possible to make a DynamoDB table case insensitive?
- Why must table be empty to enable DynamoDB global tables?
- Which programming language works best with DynamoDB?
- Does DynamoDB support read replicas?
- Do I need a middleware for DynamoDB?
- Does DynamoDB support nesting data?
- Is DynamoDB a managed service?
- How to access DynamoDB from Apache Storm?
- Is LSI automatically created on DynamoDB?
- How to track changes to items in DynamoDB?