Partitions are a method of storing data in DynamoDB. All objects with the same partition key value are kept in the same partition in a DynamoDB table. These partitions are split over several servers, enabling the table to scale horizontally as data volume and request volume rise.
DynamoDB is easy to partition because it uses a partition key to distribute data across multiple partitions. When you create a DynamoDB table, you specify a partition (hash) key that DynamoDB will pass through its internal hash function to determine the shard (partition) to store your data on.
Other Common DynamoDB FAQ (with Answers)
- Is DynamoDB the same as Redshift?
- Does Alexa use DynamoDB?
- How to enable DynamoDB monitoring?
- Is DynamoDB good for unstructured data?
- Is DynamoDB PaaS or SaaS?
- Can DynamoDB trigger AWS Step Functions?
- Can I add DynamoDB to my full-stack application?
- Is DynamoDB expensive?
- Is DynamoDB stateless?
- Is DynamoDB a wide-column store?
- How to create an index in DynamoDB? (how to create an index in dynamodb)
- Can you store XML in DynamoDB?
- Is DynamoDB serverless?
- Can QuickSight read DynamoDB?
- Can we store list in DynamoDB?