As we work on the Metrics Platform, trying to standardize how we ingest and capture common fields as well as consistently handle bespoke/custom fields, we will be introducing a new schema format. While designing the schema for bespoke/custom fields, we realize that if we want to support the ability to add and remove fields at-will, it may result in more effort to parse or query the data directly. Thus the Metrics Platform team would like to work with the Product Analytics team, to define a balance between the level of flexibility desired vs the ease-of-use when it comes to writing queries.
What questions are we trying to answer?
- Does querying become more difficult the more flexibly we handle bespoke/custom fields?
- Does flexibility of adding new fields take precedence over ease-of-use when querying?
- What is the balance we need to strike between flexibility and querying? "
How long will this take?
This should not take longer than 20-30 minutes.
What are we testing?
Please refer to 2021-08-05 Team Sharing notes.