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CDK Constructs for AWS Lambda to AWS DynamoDB integration.

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aws-lambda-dynamodb module


Stability: Experimental

All classes are under active development and subject to non-backward compatible changes or removal in any future version. These are not subject to the Semantic Versioning model. This means that while you may use them, you may need to update your source code when upgrading to a newer version of this package.

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This AWS Solutions Construct implements the AWS Lambda function and Amazon DynamoDB table with the least privileged permissions.

Here is a minimal deployable pattern definition:

const { LambdaToDynamoDBProps,  LambdaToDynamoDB } = require('@aws-solutions-constructs/aws-lambda-dynamodb');

const props: LambdaToDynamoDBProps = {
    lambdaFunctionProps: {
        code: lambda.Code.asset(`${__dirname}/lambda`),
        runtime: lambda.Runtime.NODEJS_12_X,
        handler: 'index.handler'

new LambdaToDynamoDB(stack, 'test-lambda-dynamodb-stack', props);


new LambdaToDynamoDB(scope: Construct, id: string, props: LambdaToDynamoDBProps);


Pattern Construct Props

Name Type Description
existingLambdaObj? lambda.Function Existing instance of Lambda Function object, if this is set then the lambdaFunctionProps is ignored.
lambdaFunctionProps? lambda.FunctionProps User provided props to override the default props for the Lambda function.
dynamoTableProps? dynamodb.TableProps Optional user provided props to override the default props for DynamoDB Table
existingTableObj? dynamodb.Table Existing instance of DynamoDB table object, If this is set then the dynamoTableProps is ignored
tablePermissions? string Optional table permissions to grant to the Lambda function. One of the following may be specified: All, Read, ReadWrite, Write.

Pattern Properties

Name Type Description
lambdaFunction lambda.Function Returns an instance of lambda.Function created by the construct
dynamoTable dynamodb.Table Returns an instance of dynamodb.Table created by the construct

Default settings

Out of the box implementation of the Construct without any override will set the following defaults:

AWS Lambda Function

  • Configure least privilege access IAM role for Lambda function
  • Enable reusing connections with Keep-Alive for NodeJs Lambda function
  • Enable X-Ray Tracing

Amazon DynamoDB Table

  • Set the billing mode for DynamoDB Table to On-Demand (Pay per request)
  • Enable server-side encryption for DynamoDB Table using AWS managed KMS Key
  • Creates a partition key called 'id' for DynamoDB Table
  • Retain the Table when deleting the CloudFormation stack
  • Enable continuous backups and point-in-time recovery


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