Control-M for AWS DynamoDB

AWS DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that enables you to create database tables, execute statements and transactions, export and import data to and from the Amazon S3 storage service.

Control-M for AWS DynamoDB enables you to do the following:

  • Database Operations: Run DynamoDB statements for queries and updates.
  • Transactional Workflows: Execute DynamoDB transactions with Control-M workflows.
  • Data Archiving: Export DynamoDB tables to S3 for on-demand backup and archiving.
  • Bulk Data Movement: Use bulk export/import for seamless movement of large datasets. 
  • Manage AWS DynamoDB credentials in a secure connection profile.
  • Connect to any AWS DynamoDB endpoint.
  • Integrate AWS DynamoDB jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.
  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Control-M for AWS DynamoDB, including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, quantitative and control resources, and variables.
  • Monitor the job status, results, and output of AWS DynamoDB jobs.
  • Attach an SLA job to the AWS DynamoDB jobs.

Setting up Control-M for AWS DynamoDB

This procedure describes how to install the AWS DynamoDB plug-in, create a connection profile, and define an AWS DynamoDB job in Helix Control-M and Automation API.

Before You Begin

  • Verify that Automation API is installed, as described in Setting up the API.
  • Verify that Agent version or later is installed.


  1. On the Agent host, set the Java environment variable by running one of the following commands through a command line:
    • Linux:
      • Bourne Shell/Bash: export BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME=<java_11_directory>
      • csh/tcsh: setenv BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME <java_11_directory>
    • Windows: set BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME="<java_11_directory>"
  2. Run one of the following API commands:
    • For a fresh installation, run the following provision image command:
      • Linux: ctm provision image AWS_DynamoDB_plugin.Linux
      • Windows: ctm provision image AWS_DynamoDB_plugin.Windows
    • To upgrade, run the following command:
      ctm provision agent::update
  3. Create an AWS DynamoDB connection profile in Helix Control-M or Automation API, as follows:
  4. Define an AWS DynamoDB in Helix Control-M or Automation API, as follows:


To remove this plug-in from an Agent, follow the instructions in Removing a Plug-in. The plug-in ID is ADY544716.

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