It is a unified visual IDE tool that provides data modeling and visualization. In addition, it provides query development features to help you design, create, query, and manage DynamoDB tables.
To use NoSQL Workbench, you need to install:
- Local DynamoDB.
- NoSQL Workbench.
Follow these steps to use DynamoDB locally.
- Open NoSQL Workbench and click on Amazon DynamoDB Launch.
- From the Sample data models list, choose a model—for example, AWS Discussion Forum Data Model—and click on Import.
- You will be automatically directed to a Data modeler where you can see the structure of the model. Click on Visualize data model.
- From the Visualizer, click on Commit to Amazon DynamoDB.
- Choose the connection to save everything; for example, the local DynamoDB that you have installed or remote DynamoDB to which you have access. Click on Commit.
- DynamoDB is a NoSQL Database in the cloud, so using the local version is optional.
- The advantage of using the downloadable version of DynamoDB is that it allows you to develop and test applications without accessing the DynamoDB web service. Instead, you use a self-contained Database that resides on your computer. In addition, it also helps you save on throughput, data storage, and data transfer fees.