[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Window over events defined by a time range

Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out what the "Flink" way of achieving what I'd like to is.

Imagine I have the following three events in my stream

event1: {"start_time": 0, "end_time": 1, "value": "a"}
event2: {"start_time": 0, "end_time": 2, "value": "b"}
event3: {"start_time": 1, "end_time": 2, "value": "c"}

From this I would like to create tumbling windows of length 1, that collect all the events which overlap that window and make a list from the "values" seen, so the result would be two windows

window1 [0, 1] = {"a", "b"} 
window2 [1, 2] ={"b", "c"}

However my understanding is that because my original stream only has three events, no matter how I create windows, I cannot have event 2 in both windows.

I can think of how this could be done by mapping each event into a separate event for the windows that it should fall into, i.e we split event 2 into 

event2a: {"start_time": 0, "end_time": 1, "value": "b"}
event2b: {"start_time": 1, "end_time": 2, "value": "b"}

But this seems awfully cumbersome when the logic is more complicated.

Is there a natural way to do this window overlapping windows?

Grab is hiring. Learn more at https://grab.careers

By communicating with Grab Inc and/or its subsidiaries, associate companies and jointly controlled entities (“Grab Group”), you are deemed to have consented to processing of your personal data as set out in the Privacy Notice which can be viewed at https://grab.com/privacy/

This email contains confidential information and is only for the intended recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), please do not disseminate, distribute or copy this email and notify Grab Group immediately if you have received this by mistake and delete this email from your system. Email transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as any information therein could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, delayed or incomplete, or contain viruses. Grab Group do not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this email arises as a result of email transmission. All intellectual property rights in this email and attachments therein shall remain vested in Grab Group, unless otherwise provided by law.