Why GraphQL and App Sync
GraphQL has taken the API world by storm as an alternative to REST APIs. One of its main benefits is to enable clients to query for just the data they need.
All the types that are exposed in an API are...
Databases are the backbone of most modern web applications and their performance plays a major role in user experience. Faster response times - even by a fraction of a second - can be the major deciding factor for most users to choose one option over another. Therefore, it is important to take response rate into consideration whilst designing your databases in order to provide the best possible performance. In this article, I’m going to discuss how to optimise DynamoDB database performance by using partitions.
With the current move to cloud computing, the need to scale applications presents itself as a challenge for storing data. If you are using a traditional relational database you may find yourself working on a complex policy for distributing your database load across multiple database instances. This solution will often present a lot of problems and probably won’t be great at elastically scaling.
As an alternative you could consider a cloud-based NoSQL database. Over the past few weeks I have been analysing a few such offerings, each of which promises to scale as your application grows, without requiring you to think about how you might distribute the data and load.