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Caching Exam Tips

One of the slides in Chapter 19. Caching video "Caching Exam Tips" says "If you see "in-memory database", that should make you think of 2 solutions: Redis and DynamoDB. If the scenario offers DynamoDB, pick that".

I don’t think DynamoDB offers an "in-memory database", so probably it should say "If you see "NoSQL database", that should make you think of 2 solutions: Redis and DynamoDB. If the scenario offers DynamoDB, pick that". Or do I miss something here?

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If you check the official page for DynamoDB you see this under how it works "DynamoDB offers built-in security, continuous backups, automated multi-region replication, in-memory caching, and data export tools."

In the command line options you have the option -inMemory – DynamoDB runs in memory instead of using a database file (See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/amazondynamodb/latest/developerguide/DynamoDBLocal.UsageNotes.html"

You can also check "In-Memory Acceleration with DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX)"

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/amazondynamodb/latest/developerguide/DAX.html

Tomasz Chabinka

Thanks, I thought DAX is a separate service, not an option for DynamoDB. I looked here: https://aws.amazon.com/nosql/in-memory/ and they don’t mention DynamoDB/DAX at all 🙁

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