Streamer Concepts: Buckets

In order to keep your event streams and visualizations contextually appropriate, we have implemented a concept called buckets. A bucket is simply a collection of data streams. Each available visualization will display all data streams for a given bucket. 

A bucket will have a bucket_name and a bucket_key. The bucket_name is what is displayed on your bucket shelf. The bucket_key is what is actually used to identify a bucket in your account. Data that is streamed to your access_key and contains a specific bucket_key belongs to the same bucket. 

If you delete a bucket, do not attempt to re-use a deleted bucket's bucket_key when streaming data or creating a new bucket. Data streamed to a deleted bucket_key will be unavailable to view.

When using the Python Streamer module, a new bucket is automatically created when the Streamer is constructed. If you want to append to an existing bucket, or use a key that is more memorable than the uuid that will otherwise be used, you can use the optional bucket_key constructor parameter. If a Streamer is constructed with a bucket_key that already exists, then any data sent in that Stream will append to the existing bucket.

Python Streamer Module Constructor:

streamer = Streamer(bucket_name="Some Bucket Name", bucket_key="Some_Bucket_Key", access_key="YourAccessKey")


NOTE: bucket_key's uniqueness is scoped to a specific access_key.

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