Overview of Amazon SDK support for DynamoDB - Amazon DynamoDB
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Overview of Amazon SDK support for DynamoDB

The following diagram provides a high-level overview of Amazon DynamoDB application programming using the Amazon SDKs.

  1. You write an application using an Amazon SDK for your programming language.

  2. Each Amazon SDK provides one or more programmatic interfaces for working with DynamoDB. The specific interfaces available depend on which programming language and Amazon SDK you use. Options include:

  3. The Amazon SDK constructs HTTP(S) requests for use with the low-level DynamoDB API.

  4. The Amazon SDK sends the request to the DynamoDB endpoint.

  5. DynamoDB runs the request. If the request is successful, DynamoDB returns an HTTP 200 response code (OK). If the request is unsuccessful, DynamoDB returns an HTTP error code and an error message.

  6. The Amazon SDK processes the response and propagates it back to your application.

Each of the Amazon SDKs provides important services to your application, including the following:

  • Formatting HTTP(S) requests and serializing request parameters.

  • Generating a cryptographic signature for each request.

  • Forwarding requests to a DynamoDB endpoint and receiving responses from DynamoDB.

  • Extracting the results from those responses.

  • Implementing basic retry logic in case of errors.

You do not need to write code for any of these tasks.

Note

For more information about Amazon SDKs, including installation instructions and documentation, see Tools for Amazon Web Services.