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Re: timeseries is the solution for this?

Posted By: Spokey Wheeler Gmail
Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2013, at 1:37 p.m.

On 8 Apr 2013, at 11:14, JJ <> wrote:

> If this is "capturing continuously" netflow traffic then that would equate to:
> 1,400,000,000 / (24 * 60 * 60) entries a second = 16,204 a second.
> Does the "480" bytes include the timestamp?
> I can't see a storage limitation under Innovator C, the main issue would be whether a single CPU VP could handle the traffic, and potentially with some of the "bulk loader" stuff now available in 12.10 I would say it is plausible.
> On Sunday, April 7, 2013 1:50:51 AM UTC+1, Art S. Kagel wrote:
>> Well, not Innovator-C, the data volume is prohibative. Advanced Enterprise Edition with Timeseries and Informix Warehouse Accelerator could handle the data volume and the query time requirements but you would need lots of hardware. Memory, processors, and disk. However, FAR less than you would need with any other system.
>> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Cesar Inacio Martins <> wrote:
>> This question kicks my curiosity , timeseries is a good solution for this kind of situation? Able to "beat" the opensource solutions?
>> Quoting part of the question:
>> "Which database could handle storage of billions/trillions of records?"
>> "We are looking at developing a tool to capture and analyze netflow data, of which we gather tremendous amounts of. Each day we capture about ~1.4 billion flow records..."
>> "We would like to be able to do fast searches (less than 10 seconds) on the data set..."
>> "The idea is to keep approximately one month of data, which would be ~43.2 billion records. A rough estimate that each record would contain about 480 bytes of data, would equate to ~18.7 terabytes of data in a month, and maybe three times that with indexes. Eventually we would like to grow the capacity of this system to store trillions of records."
>> The complete question and details, follow the link.
>> And now a question mine.
>> Innovator-C + timeseries . Anyone have experience using them on real situation? able to saving million or billions of records?
>> And I dare to ask :) able to return fast searchs?
>> Just saying...I don't have experience with timeseries (waiting for a bootcamp on Brazil), and at this moment I don know how exemplify any real situation where apply this questions....

The 12.10 License appears to introduce a restriction of 8GB of storage. So, this falls at the first hurdle.

Apart from that, ingesting the data on good commodity hardware, I would expect that you would not get more than about 7,500-8,000 rows per second in, although if you opted for SSD that might be different.

Finally, a lot depends on how you want to query the data. Aggregating multiple TS into a single virtual TS is not trivial.

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