This page is for discussing ways in which we can accommodate multiple projects using same sensors without duplicating data.
Approach 1- Aggregation and Filtering on backend
- Have the backends make requests between them and filter the data in the backend before returning to geodashboard.
- The api returns aggregated data from own database and data recieved from API requests to other projects.
Approach 2 -Aggregation and Filtering on frontend.
The geodashboard communicates with the geostreams-api instances directly. The filtering and aggregation of data takes place in the geodashboard app.
Approach 3- Connecting tables of different projects
Use postgres partitioning and foreign data wrapper to connect tables of services with each other.
Scenario: Project A needs to show all datapoints of a source in Project B.
- Partition the Project B database tables on sources. i.e. datapoints is partitioned into datapoints_sourceX, datapoints_sourceY.
- Queries can still be run on the main datapoints table returning data for all the sources
- Create a partition table in Project A's database `datapoints_sourceX`.
- Use foreign data wrapper to connect `datapoints_sourceX` partition table to Project B's datapoints_sourceX table.
- Now, all the data of datapoints_sourceX will be available in datapoints table on Project A as well without it being copied into Project A database.
- Will require restructuring the database schema.
- The databases on each machine will have to be exposed so that they can communicate. Currently, they are only accessible on the machines locally.