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In vuSmartMaps™, data is organized as “documents,” which are fundamental units of information, each containing various fields with specific data types, often stored and managed as JSON documents. These documents are structured into “indices,” which can be thought of as tables in a database.

In vuSmartMaps, data is efficiently managed through a combination of “shards” and “replication” for scalability and fault tolerance. Time-series data is organized into “daily indices,” simplifying data management and ensuring optimal performance. This approach streamlines data handling and navigation, particularly for rapidly accumulating time-series data.

Different States of Data Indices

Indices in vuSmartMaps can be in OpenClosed, or Archived states:

  1. Open indices are live and used for active search and dashboard building.
  2. Closed indices consume minimal resources and can be reopened if needed.
  3. Archived indices free up resources entirely from the active data partition and can be retrieved when necessary.

💡Note: It should be noted that a closed index takes up space in the disk as the data is still residing in the system.

The detailed steps to manage indices are discussed here.

Further Reading

  1. Data Storage Configuration


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