Implement a DynamoDB docker Image

When you use DynamoDB and you have good codebase test coverage, chances are that you tend to use a lot local DynamoDB.
Docker comes really in handy in order to distribute a pre-configured local dynamo db among your dev teams or your Continuous integration server.

I will use a Centos image.

We will need Java.
I prefer the oracle jdk therefore I have to accept the license and download locally the java rpm.

In case you want open jdk you can just install it through yum

So we create the Dockerfile.
I will use the default port which is 8000 so I will expose port 8000.
jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm is the oracle java I downloaded previously.

FROM centos

ADD jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm /

RUN rpm -Uvh jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm

RUN rm /jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm

RUN mkdir /opt/DynamoDB

RUN curl -O -L

RUN mv dynamodb_local_latest.tar.gz /opt/DynamoDB/

RUN cd /opt/DynamoDB && tar xvf dynamodb_local_latest.tar.gz && rm dynamodb_local_latest.tar.gz


ENTRYPOINT ["java","-Djava.library.path=/opt/DynamoDB/DynamoDBLocal_lib","-jar","/opt/DynamoDB/DynamoDBLocal.jar","-sharedDb"]

Then we build our image

docker build -t dynamodb .

No we run the container on the background

docker run -p 8000:8000 -d dynamodb

3 thoughts on “Implement a DynamoDB docker Image

  1. Got error on building. I think it is outdated. Error code below:

    $ docker build -t dynamodb .
    [+] Building 12.2s (7/13)
    => [internal] load build definition from Dockerfile 0.1s
    => => transferring dockerfile: 595B 0.0s
    => [internal] load .dockerignore 0.0s
    => => transferring context: 2B 0.0s
    => [internal] load metadata for 11.7s
    => [auth] library/centos:pull token for 0.0s
    => [internal] load build context 0.2s
    => => transferring context: 2B 0.1s
    => CANCELED [1/8] FROM 0.2s
    => => resolve 0.0s
    => => sha256:a27fd8080b517143cbbbab9dfb7c8571c40d67d534bbdee55bd6c473f432b177 762B / 762B 0.0s
    => => sha256:a1801b843b1bfaf77c501e7a6d3f709401a1e0c83863037fa3aab063a7fdb9dc 529B / 529B 0.0s
    => => sha256:5d0da3dc976460b72c77d94c8a1ad043720b0416bfc16c52c45d4847e53fadb6 2.14kB / 2.14kB 0.0s
    => => sha256:a1d0c75327776413fa0db9ed3adcdbadedc95a662eb1d360dad82bb913f8a1d1 0B / 83.52MB 0.1s
    => ERROR [2/8] ADD jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm / 0.0s
    > [2/8] ADD jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm /:
    failed to compute cache key: “/jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm” not found: not found

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