DynamoDB is AWS’s NoSQL alternative to Cassandra, primarily marketed to mid-sized and large enterprises. It works best for those who require a flexible data model, reliable performance, and the automatic scaling of throughput capacity. In a nutshell, DynamoDB’s monthly cost is dictated by data storage, writes and reads. Let’s walk through a synopsis.
This post delves into the technical requirements of fast-growing geo-distributed applications with low latency reads and explores the limitations of Amazon DynamoDB for this use case, as well as alternative solutions such as MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, and YugabyteDB, a high-performance distributed SQL database.