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Dave Parr

What's your experience with Dynamo DB? As far as I've heard it it's great for record based transactions, but tricky for aggregate analytics work. (Disclaimer: I've barely even read the docs :p)

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Stefanos Kouroupis

Dynamo DB is great nowadays....a year ago was the worst thing I could have used ....I've never written so much code for such a small project (extremely high traffic) to handle just throttling strategies. Then one day we turned on "on demand" and never cared for that service ever again

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James McDermott

I have never used it personally for analytics, but I have heard using it in tandem with Amazon Athena is great for that kind of stuff!

I like DynamoDB a lot, though I have heard it's not great if you have a data set which is growing rapidly.

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Dave Parr

I have used Athena with an S3 data store. That worked well for that particular job :)