The first article on the insights from Data Migrations using AWS DMS focused on on-prem Oracle source to AWS RDS PostgreSQL target. In this article, we look at the AWS DynamoDB as the target for the on-prem Oracle 19 database. The examples presented in this article are modeled on practical migration challenges for clients where this migration path was followed. 

The challenges in the migration to DynamoDB are closely related to the inherent DynamoDB design and how radically it differs from RDBMs like Oracle. The laser-sharp focus that AWS has on scaling DynamoDB at any volume to provide consistent throughput means certain restrictions in how the model works. And so, the schema-less-ness of DynamoDB makes migration from RDBMS a unique challenge. 

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