Server-less serial to parallel access conversion pattern in OCI


Let be:

  • S a data stream with messages sent by producers
  • OS an object storage bucket
  • SC a transceiver that reads messages from S and stores in OS as (compressed) files containing messages collected in chunks from S
  • F a function that reacts to events emitted in OS when a new file is stored in OS
  • D an autonomous database
  • XT an external table in D that reads compressed files form OS and shows data as rows and columns
  • P a pipeline that gets data form XT and puts onto internal table IT

Anatomy of the S2P pattern (the coloured parts):

Serial to parallel data access converter pattern S2P


S, OS, D, SC, F and P are all server-less services in OCI. Data coming in serial mode to S can be processed in random parallel access mode in D or other downstream pipelines once stored in XT and/or IT.

S2C pattern is a simple construct abstracted from the underlying infrastructure thanks to its serverless implementation.


S is OCI Streaming

OS is Object Storage

D is Autonomous Database

SC is Service Connector Hub

XT implementation:

drop table cardmovs 
    table_name =>'cardmovs',
    credential_name =>'OCI$RESOURCE_PRINCIPAL',
    file_uri_list =>'*.data.gz',
    format => json_object('delimiter' value '~', 'compression' value 'gzip'),
    column_list => 'jsondata VARCHAR2 (23767)' );
# we create a view for decoding messages becaus they are b64 coded in the datafiles stored in object storage
drop view cardmovsv
create view cardmovsv as (select j.jsondata.timestamp, 
JSON_VALUE(utl_raw.cast_to_varchar2(utl_encode.base64_decode(utl_raw.cast_to_raw(j.jsondata.value))), '$.card') card,
JSON_VALUE(utl_raw.cast_to_varchar2(utl_encode.base64_decode(utl_raw.cast_to_raw(j.jsondata.value))), '$.holder') holder,
JSON_VALUE(utl_raw.cast_to_varchar2(utl_encode.base64_decode(utl_raw.cast_to_raw(j.jsondata.value))), '$.amount') amount,
JSON_VALUE(utl_raw.cast_to_varchar2(utl_encode.base64_decode(utl_raw.cast_to_raw(j.jsondata.value))), '$.prod') prod,
JSON_VALUE(utl_raw.cast_to_varchar2(utl_encode.base64_decode(utl_raw.cast_to_raw(j.jsondata.value))), '$.lat') lat,
JSON_VALUE(utl_raw.cast_to_varchar2(utl_encode.base64_decode(utl_raw.cast_to_raw(j.jsondata.value))), '$.lon') lon 
from cardmovs j)

P implementation

insert into it select * form xt where xt.a not in (select it.a from it)


S2P pattern can resolve serial to parallel conversion in fast data lakes in which ingestion arriives only to real-time streaming ports.

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