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Spring Data DynamoDB

The primary goal of the Spring® Data project is to make it easier to build Spring-powered applications that use data access technologies.

This module deals with enhanced support for a data access layer built on AWS DynamoDB.

Technical infos can be found on the project page.

Supported Features

Demo application

For a demo of spring-data-dynamodb, using spring-data-rest to showcase DynamoDB repositories exposed with REST, please see spring-data-dynamodb-examples.

Quick Start

Download the JAR though Maven Central (SNAPSHOT builds are available via the OSSRH snapshot repository ):


Setup DynamoDB configuration as well as enabling Spring-Data DynamoDB repository support via Annotation (XML-based configuration)

@EnableDynamoDBRepositories(basePackages = "com.acme.repositories")
public class DynamoDBConfig {

	private String amazonDynamoDBEndpoint;

	private String amazonAWSAccessKey;

	private String amazonAWSSecretKey;

	public AmazonDynamoDB amazonDynamoDB(AWSCredentials amazonAWSCredentials) {
		AmazonDynamoDB amazonDynamoDB = new AmazonDynamoDBClient(amazonAWSCredentials);

		if (StringUtils.isNotEmpty(amazonDynamoDBEndpoint)) {
		return amazonDynamoDB;

	public AWSCredentials amazonAWSCredentials() {
	    // Or use an AWSCredentialsProvider/AWSCredentialsProviderChain
		return new BasicAWSCredentials(amazonAWSAccessKey, amazonAWSSecretKey);


Create a DynamoDB entity for this table:

@DynamoDBTable(tableName = "User")
public class User {

  private String id;
  private String firstName;
  private String lastName;

  public String getId() {
	return id;

  public String getFirstName() {
	return firstName;

  public String getLastName() {
	return lastName;
  public void setId(String id) { = id;
  public void setFirstName(String firstName) {
    this.firstName = firstName;

  public void setLastName(String lastName) {
    this.lastName = lastName;

Create a CRUD repository interface in com.acme.repositories:

package com.acme.repositories;

public interface UserRepository extends CrudRepository<User, String> {
  List<User> findByLastName(String lastName);

or for paging and sorting…

package com.acme.repositories;

public interface UserRepository extends PagingAndSortingRepository<User, String> {
  Page<User> findByLastName(String lastName,Pageable pageable);
  Page<User> findAll(Pageable pageable);

And finally write a test client

@SpringApplicationConfiguration(classes = { 
    PropertyPlaceholderAutoConfiguration.class, DynamoDBConfig.class})
    public class UserRepositoryIntegrationTest {
    UserRepository repository;
    public void sampleTestCase() {
        User dave = new User("Dave", "Matthews");;
        User carter = new User("Carter", "Beauford");;
        List<User> result = repository.findByLastName("Matthews");
        Assert.assertThat(result.size(), is(1));
        Assert.assertThat(result, hasItem(dave));
    private static final long CAPACITY = 5L;
    private AmazonDynamoDB amazonDynamoDB;
    public void init() throws Exception {
        // Delete User table in case it exists
                filter(tableName -> tableName.equals(User.TABLE_NAME)).forEach(tableName -> {
	//Create User table
        amazonDynamoDB.createTable(new DynamoDBMapper(amazonDynamoDB)
	    .withProvisionedThroughput(new ProvisionedThroughput(CAPACITY, CAPACITY)));


More sample code can be found in the spring-data-dynamodb-examples project.

Advanced topics can be found in the wiki.

Version & Spring Framework compatibility

The major and minor number of this library refers to the compatible Spring framework version. The build number is used as specified by SEMVER.

API changes will follow SEMVER and loosly the Spring Framework releases.

spring-data-dynamodb version Spring Boot compatibility Spring Framework compatibility Spring Data compatibility
1.0.x >= 3.1 && < 4.2
4.2.x >= 1.3.0 && < 1.4.0 >= 4.2 && < 4.3 Gosling-SR1
4.3.x >= 1.4.0 < 2.0 >= 4.3 && < 5.0 Gosling-SR1
4.4.x >= 1.4.0 < 2.0 >= 4.3 && < 5.0 Hopper-SR2
4.5.x >= 1.4.0 < 2.0 >= 4.3 && < 5.0 Ingalls
5.0.x >= 2.0 >= 5.0 Kay-SR1

spring-data-dynamodb depends directly on spring-data as also spring-context, spring-data and spring-tx.

compile and runtime dependencies are kept to a minimum to allow easy integartion, for example into Spring-Boot projects.


The code base has some history already in it - let’s clarify it a bit: * The code base was established under * It was forked and further maintained under * Available in Maven Central under com.github.derjust:spring-data-dynamodb

The Java package name/XSD namespace never changed from But the XSD is now also available at