DynamoDB Dynomite Wait Times

Here are some example wait times. Times may differ for you, but it should give you an idea of how long you should wait.

Action Time Description
create_table 10s Time it takes to create a new table without LSI or GSI indexes. I’ve noticed that multiple LSI and GSI indexes only add about 10 more seconds in total.
update_table 7m37s Time it takes to add a GSI. This is the slowest operation. It takes a few minutes even if the table is empty. I’ve seen it take 5m to 10m on a pretty much empty table. The trick is to create the GSI index as part of create_table instead if you can do some planning ahead of time.
delete_table 1s Time it takes to delete a table.