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Empowering the DynamoDB Application Developer with Alternator

12 minutes

In This NoSQL Presentation

Getting started with AWS DynamoDB™ is famously easy, but as an application grows and evolves it often starts to struggle with DynamoDB’s limitations. We introduce Scylla’s Alternator, which provides the same API as DynamoDB but aims to empower the application developer. In this presentation we will survey some of Alternator’s developer-centered features: Alternator lets you test and eventually deploy your application anywhere, on any public cloud or private cluster. It efficiently supports multiple tables so it does not require difficult single-table design. Finally, Alternator provides the developer with strong observability tools. The insights provided by these tools can detect bottlenecks, improve performance and even lower its cost.

Nadav Har'El, Distinguished Engineer, ScyllaDB

Nadav Har’El has had a diverse 20-year career in computer programming and computer science. Among other things, he worked on high-performance scientific computing, networking software, information retrieval and data mining, virtualization and operating systems. Today he works on Scylla.