Question: Is DynamoDB similar to MongoDB?
Yes, both databases are NoSQL in nature. However, the two have significant differences.
DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS), while MongoDB is a popular open-source NoSQL database.
DynamoDB is designed to be highly scalable and handle high write and read throughput, while MongoDB is more flexible regarding data modelling and querying.
Finally, DynamoDB has built-in support for global secondary indexes and automatic sharding, while MongoDB requires additional configuration to achieve similar functionality.
Other Common DynamoDB FAQ (with Answers)
- How to store location coordinates in DynamoDB?
- Is DynamoDB a backend database?
- Does DynamoDB support nesting data?
- Is DynamoDB OLTP or OLAP?
- Why is DynamoDB easy to partition?
- How to grab data from AWS DynamoDB?
- Why is DynamoDB bad?
- Is DynamoDB ACID compliant?
- How to store Japanese characters in DynamoDB?
- How does DynamoDB handle data changes?
- Who owns DynamoDB?
- Does DynamoDB have read replicas?
- Is connection pooling needed for DynamoDB?
- What does the DynamoDB query return?
- Can Tableau connect to DynamoDB?