barnyard is a data sync engine
Given legacy data sources, slow data sources or data sources with crappy API's how can we detect changes in these systems an funnel data to downstream consumers wiht ease?
- How do we detect changes in a system?
- How can we data from source X to several cosumers?
- API for getting data from X is icky.
- Using the "sync engine", consumer are unaware of any complexity.
Barnyard is not a data wharehouse. At any point in time it contains a snapshot of a data source. It does not provide any historical information other than aggretate data change metrics. For an application that stores ALL historical information checkout [storehouse|https://github.com/jongillies/storehouse].
Our Solution - barnyard
- Provide near real time updates to the consumers via queue subscriptions.
- Levefage one "harvester" of data for many consumers.
- Provide metrics on aggreate data changes.
- Provide change nofiication on select events.
- Crop - The data source
- Harvester - Get the data
- Barn - Store the data
- Farmer - Distribute the data
- Subscriber - Consumer of the data
The barnyar_harvester is the data sync engine. It abstracts the complexity of syncronziation from the harvesters. To use the harvester all you have to do is iterate your data source and send the data to the harvester object. The rest is automatic.
CacheCow is a Rails application that configures the metadata for the harvester.
The back-end is MySQL and more can be found here: XXX
- Data store via Motena (Usually Redis)
- Queue via RabbitMQ or SQS
The following harvesters are provided "out of the box":
- barnyard_aws - Harvesters for AWS Object
- IN_PROGRESS: barnyard_dns - Monitor DNS Chagnes
- TO_DO: barnyard_ad-dg - Monitor Active Directory distribution group (DG) changes
How it works
- Setup data sources (crops) using CacheCow
- Setup subscribers using CacheCow
- Schedule/run your harvester for the data
- Schedule/run your consumer for the data
Some screeshots from CacheCow. You will notice the nifty statistics: