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Alex DeBrie

One of the core complaints I hear about DynamoDB is that it can't be used for critical applications because it only provides eventual consistency.

It's true that eventual consistency can add complications to your application, but I've found these problems can be handled in most situations. Further, even your "strongly consistent" relational databases can result in issues if you're not careful about isolation or your choice of ORM. Finally, the benefits from accepting a bit of eventual consistency can be pretty big.

In this post, I want to dispel some of the fear around eventual consistency in DynamoDB.