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Metrics Platform Schema testing & feedback: Shay
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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.


Due Date
Aug 21 2021, 4:00 AM

Event Timeline

mpopov moved this task from Next 2 weeks to Blocked on the Product-Analytics (Kanban) board.

Metrics Platform has requested this testing & feedback to be done in the next 2 weeks so I moved it to Kanbab, but the work here is currently blocked on availability of the 2nd dataset (additional work by Metrics Platform).

mpopov set Due Date to Aug 21 2021, 4:00 AM.