Since a few days, Amazon provides a native way to enable Auto Scaling for DynamoDB tables! Luckily the settings can be configured using CloudFormation templates, and so I wrote a plugin for serverless to easily configure Auto Scaling without having to write the whole CloudFormation configuration.
You can find the serverless-dynamodb-autoscaling on GitHub and NPM as well. Just install it using
yarn and add it to our
- table: CustomTable # DynamoDB resource name
minimum: 5 # Minimum read capacity
maximum: 1000 # Maximum read capacity
usage: 0.75 # Usage percentage
After your next deployment, Amazon will configure native Auto Scaling for your DynamoDB table. Before the native support from Amazon, you had to handle Auto Scaling on your own, with a custom AWS Lambda function for example. But those times a finally over!
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Source code is published using the MIT License.
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