How to install DynamoDB on Windows

This tutorial shows how to install DynamoDB on Windows.

The DynamoDB does not require installation, just download and extract any of the available zip files, configure the data directory and start it with command java -jar DynamoDBLocal.jar. DynamoDB will not run on older JRE versions < 6.x

1. Download DynamoDB

Download any of the available zip files from official DynamoDB website Unzip, extracts to your prefer location, for example : c:\dynamodb\.

2. Review DynamoDB folder

In DynamoDB, it contains two folder , one jar file and two txt files.


  • Folder named DynamoDBLocal_libcontains 44 jar files, 2 .so files, 2 dylib files and one dll file
  • Folder named “third_party_licenses” has only 23 txt files


Figure : Files inside dynamodb folder



Ensure you have DynamoDBLocal.jar at the root folder

3. DynamoDB installation on window

Step 1 : Navigate to DynamoDB directory cd c:/dynamodb

Step 2 : Enter this on your CMD java -Djava.library.path=./DynamoDBLocal_lib -jar DynamoDBLocal.jar -sharedDb

Vaio@""-PC MINGW64 /c/dynamodb
$ java -Djava.library.path=./DynamoDBLocal_lib -jar DynamoDBLocal.jar -sharedDb
Initializing DynamoDB Local with the following configuration:
Port:   8000
InMemory:       false
DbPath: null
SharedDb:       true
shouldDelayTransientStatuses:   false
CorsParams:     *

Congratulations! DynamoDB is now running on your system







  • If port 8000 is in use by other applications on your system use -port

4. Start DynamoDB


  • On CMD use java -jar DynamoDBLocal.jar

    5. Stop DynamoDB

  • On CMD use Ctrl+C




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