Posted On: Jul 31, 2023

Amazon DocumentDB launches index improvements enabling faster index builds on collections and the ability to view index build statuses. Amazon DocumentDB index builds can now be sped by up to 14X when using parallel workers compared to using a single worker. The index creation process now uses two workers by default, and you can configure the number of workers on Amazon DocumentDB 4.0 and 5.0 instance-based clusters.

To get detailed insights into the index build speed and the current progress, you can now use existing APIs to retrieve indexing status metrics, such as the total number of keys to be indexed, and the number of keys already indexed at different points in time. The new index build status is now available on DocumentDB 5.0 instance-based clusters.

The new index improvements are available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD at no additional cost. To learn more, refer to the Managing Amazon DocumentDB indexes documentation.