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Batch mode

Jitsu supports batching of incoming event for data warehouse and cloud files storage destinations. This feature allows to reduce the number of requests to the destination, improve performance, and for some data warehouses reduce processing costs.

Jitsu collects incoming events in batches files for the period tied to log files rotation period. Then it runs uploader jobs that reads incoming files and loads events to the destination using the most effective way. Read more about batch file Directories structure

Configuration

Batch mode can be configured for each destination separately in the destinations section of the server's yaml configuration file using mode parameter It is enabled by default for all supporting destinations.

destinations:
  mypostgres:
    type: postgres
    mode: batch
    data_layout:
      table_name_template: events
    config:
      db: ...

In Configurator UI 'Mode' selector is available in destination setup form.

General parameters

FieldTypeDescriptionDefault value
log.rotation_minintBatch log files rotation period in minutes. And batch uploader run period5
batch_uploader.threads_countintNumber or parallel uploader threads to process incoming batch files. (Since v1.43)1

Customize batch upload period

By default, Jitsu runs batch uploader every 5 minutes. You can change this period by setting log.rotation_min parameter in the server's yaml configuration file.

Also, since v1.43.1 you use customize batch upload period on api_key level using batch_period_min property:

api_keys:
  - id: quick_reaction_key
    client_secret: my_client_secret
    server_secret: my_server_secret
    batch_period_min: 1
  - id: cost_effective_key
    client_secret: my_client_secret2
    server_secret: my_server_secret2
    batch_period_min: 120

Pipeline

  • First, an event is being written in events/incoming directory to the current log file
  • Log files are being rotated once in N (=5 by default) minutes and processed in a separate thread
  • Log files processing. Get all unprocessed logs (all files in events/incoming that not in process)
    • Multiplex records to destinations
    • For each destination: evaluate table_name_template expression to get a destination table name. If the result is an empty string, skip this destination. If evaluation failed, the event is written to events/failed
    • For each destination/table pair:
      • Check status in the status file of the log. If a pair has been processed, ignore it
      • Apply LookupEnrichment step
      • Apply Transformation and MappingStep (get BatchHeader)
      • Maintain up-to date BatchHeader in memory. If a new field appears add it with type to BatchHeader
      • On type conflict: apply Type Promotion
    • Once batch objects and BatchHeader are prepared, proceed to table patching. For each destination/table pair:
      • Map BatchHeader into Table structure with SQL column types depends on the destination type and primary keys (if configured)
      • Get Table structure from the destination
      • Acquire destination lock (using distributed lock service)
      • Compare two Table structures (from the destination and from data)
      • Maintain primary key (if configured)
      • If a column is missing run ALTER TABLE
      • If a column is present in the table, but missing in BatchHeader - ignore
      • Release destination lock
    • Depend on a destination bulk insert objects to destination with explicit typecast (if it is configured in JavaScript Transformation) or write them with json/csv serialization to cloud storage and execute destination load command
    • On success update log status file and mark destination/table pair as OK (mark is as FAILED) otherwise. If all pairs are marked as OK, rotate the log file to events/archive