hydros

Generate analytics SQL tables from a datasource + transformation.

npm install hydros
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Hydros

Hydros creates and regularly updates a SQL table given a datasource and a transform function. Typically this is used to keep an analytics SQL database up-to-date from production databases.

For example, you might need to JOIN across user accounts in MongoDB and usage counters in Redis. Hydros makes it easy to keep a SQL table synced with each of those production databases, and then run the JOIN query without hitting production resources.

A hydros implementation of an "Active Users" table might work like this:

  1. list user IDs from Mongo
  2. get each user's activity by pulling counters from Redis

A hydros table pulls data from a source via the list and get methods, which you implement. The list method generates a complete list of ids. Then get generates all the rows associated with each id.

Usage

Hydros is an abstract module. It handles table creation and syncing. You just need to specify the name, columns, list and get functions:

var Hydros = require('Hydros');

var APIUsage = Hydros('API Usage')
  .column('Today', 'INTEGER')
  .column('Past Month', 'INTEGER')
  .list(function (callback) {
    // Get a complete list of Project IDs, pass the array
    // to the callback.
    // callback(err, [...array of ids...]);
  })
  .get(function (id, callback) {
    // Get the API Usage data for this Project, pass it
    // to the callback as a dictionary.
    // callback(err, {...dictionary of columns...});
    // OR
    // callback(err, [...array of rows, each a dict of columns...]);
  });

new APIUsage(connection)
  .refresh(2 * 3600 * 1000) // every two hours
  .on('error', function (err) {
    console.log(err);
  })
  .start();

License

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(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Segment.io Inc. friends@segment.io

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