Amazon Dynamo Database (DDB) definition

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: The state of the enterprise cloud and prepping for AWS re:Invent 2013

Amazon Dynamo Database (also known as DynamoDB or DDB) is a fully-managed NoSQL database service. Dynamo Database is known for extremely low latencies and scalability.

According to Amazon's DDB pages, DynamoDB makes it simple and cost-effective to store and retrieve any amount of data, and serve any level of request traffic. All data items are stored on Solid State Drives (SSDs), and are replicated across 3 Availability Zones for high availability and durability.

Notable users include The New York Times, Heroku and IMDB.

See a video introduction to Amazon Dynamo Database:

This was first published in April 2013

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