Installing DynamoDB for Faveo.



Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that require consistent single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. It is a fully managed database that supports both document and key-value data models.

DynamoDB Local:

DynamoDB Local is a downloadable version of DynamoDB that lets you write and test applications without accessing the DynamoDB web service, instead, it is self-contained on your Server.

DynamoDB Local makes use of Java so if you don’t have Java installed on your machine you will need to install Java on your server.

For Debian and Derivatives

apt install openjdk-19-jre-headless

For RedHat and Derivatives

sudo yum install java

Install DynamoDB Local

Create a hidden folder in your home directory.

mkdir ./dynamolocal

Change into the new created directory.

cd ./dynamolocal

Download the DynamoDB tar file.


Once the file is download you uncompress it.

tar xzf dynamodb_local_latest.tar.gz

We are now already to use DynamoDb locally, start DynamoDB with the below command.

java -Djava.library.path=./DynamoDBLocal_lib/ -jar DynamoDBLocal.jar

Which will respond with the below Output.

Initializing DynamoDB Local with the following configuration:
Port:  8000
InMemory:  false
DbPath:  null
SharedDb:  false
shouldDelayTransientStatuses:  false
CorsParams:  *

Create terminal shortcut for DynamoDB

Open your Bash Profile using nano

nano ~/.bashrc

Then add the following function to your bashrc content.

function dynamo(){
 cd $HOME/dynamolocal
 java -Djava.library.path=./DynamoDBLocal_lib/ -jar DynamoDBLocal.jar

Save and exit from the file then refresh your terminal window

source  ~/.bashrc
. ~/.bashrc

Now you can start the your DynamoDB local instance in the terminal window by simply