How can I access Amazon DynamoDB via Python?


I’m currently using hbase with my Python apps and wanted to try out Amazon DynamoDB. Is there a way to use Python to read, write and query data?

Asked By: Lostsoul



Disclaimer: I’m the current maintainer

You can use Dynamodb-mapper Python library. It’s a simple/tiny abstraction layer that allows you to map plain Python object to DynamoDB. It also features a transaction engine.

For advanced tasks such as table management it is still better to directly use Boto (which we rely on, anyway).

Answered By: yadutaf

Another alternative is PynamoDB. PynamoDB provides an ORM like interface to DynamoDB and supports both Python 2 and Python 3. The entire DynamoDB API is supported by PynamoDB – including global and local secondary indexes, batch operations, binary attributes, queries, scans, etc.

Disclaimer: I wrote PynamoDB.

Answered By: Jharrod LaFon

This question has been years so I believe your problem was already resolved. Just want to mention that you could use boto3 to access DynamoDB as well nowadays.

Answered By: Old Panda

I’m the author of Lucid-Dynamodb, a minimalist wrapper to AWS DynamoDB. It covers all the Dynamodb operations.


Answered By: Dinesh Sonachalam