API

Dataset

class moztelemetry.dataset.Dataset(bucket, schema, store=None, prefix=None, clauses=None, selection=None)[source]

Represents a collection of objects on S3.

A Dataset can have zero, one or many filters, which are refined using the where method. The result of refining a Dataset is a Dataset itself, so it’s possible to chain multiple where clauses together.

The actual data retrieval is triggered by the records method, which returns a Spark RDD containing the list of records retrieved. To call records a SparkContext object must be provided.

Usage example:

bucket = 'test-bucket'
schema = ['submissionDate', 'docType', 'platform']

records = Dataset(bucket, schema) \
    .select(
        'clientId',
        os_name='environment.system.os.name',
        first_paint='payload.simpleMeasurements.firstPaint',
        // Take the first 2 stacks for each thread hang.
        stack_list='payload.threadHangStats[].hangs[].stack[0:2]'
    ).where(
        docType='main',
        appUpdateChannel='nightly',
        submissionDate=lambda x: x.startswith('201607'),
    ).records(sc)

For convenience Dataset objects can be created using the factory method from_source, that takes a source name (e.g. ‘telemetry’) and returns a new Dataset instance. The instance created will be aware of the list of dimensions, available on its schema attribute for inspection.

static from_source()[source]

Create a Dataset configured for the given source_name

This is particularly convenient when the user doesn’t know the list of dimensions or the bucket name, but only the source name.

Usage example:

records = Dataset.from_source('telemetry').where(
    docType='main',
    submissionDate='20160701',
    appUpdateChannel='nightly'
)
records(sc, limit=None, sample=1, seed=42, decode=None, summaries=None)[source]

Retrieve the elements of a Dataset

Parameters:
  • sc – a SparkContext object
  • limit – maximum number of objects to retrieve
  • decode – an optional transformation to apply to the objects retrieved
  • sample – percentage of results to return. Useful to return a sample of the dataset. This parameter is ignored when limit is set.
  • seed – initialize internal state of the random number generator (42 by default). This is used to make the dataset sampling reproducible. It can be set to None to obtain different samples.
  • summaries – an iterable containing a summary for each item in the dataset. If None, it will computed calling the summaries dataset.
Returns:

a Spark rdd containing the elements retrieved

select(*properties, **aliased_properties)[source]

Specify which properties of the dataset must be returned

Property extraction is based on JMESPath expressions. This method returns a new Dataset narrowed down by the given selection.

Parameters:
  • properties – JMESPath to use for the property extraction. The JMESPath string will be used as a key in the output dictionary.
  • aliased_properties – Same as properties, but the output dictionary will contain the parameter name instead of the JMESPath string.
summaries(sc, limit=None)[source]

Summary of the files contained in the current dataset

Every item in the summary is a dict containing a key name and the corresponding size of the key item in bytes, e.g.:: {‘key’: ‘full/path/to/my/key’, ‘size’: 200}

Parameters:limit – Max number of objects to retrieve
Returns:An iterable of summaries
where(**kwargs)[source]

Return a new Dataset refined using the given condition

Parameters:kwargs – a map of dimension => condition to filter the elements of the dataset. condition can either be an exact value or a callable returning a boolean value. If condition is a value, it is converted to a string, then sanitized.

Deprecated ping methods

Before the Dataset API was available, a number of custom methods were written for selecting a set of telemetry pings and extracting data from them. These methods are somewhat convoluted and difficult to understand, and are not recommended for new code.

moztelemetry.spark.get_pings(*args, **kwargs)[source]

Returns a RDD of Telemetry submissions for a given filtering criteria.

Parameters:
  • sc – an instance of SparkContext
  • app – an application name, e.g.: “Firefox”
  • channel – a channel name, e.g.: “nightly”
  • version – the application version, e.g.: “40.0a1”
  • build_id – a build_id or a range of build_ids, e.g.: “20150601000000” or (“20150601000000”, “20150610999999”)
  • submission_date – a submission date or a range of submission dates, e.g: “20150601” or (“20150601”, “20150610”)
  • source_name – source name, set to “telemetry” by default
  • source_version – source version, set to “4” by default
  • doc_type – ping type, set to “saved_session” by default
  • schema – (deprecated) version of the schema to use
  • fraction – the fraction of pings to return, set to 1.0 by default
moztelemetry.spark.get_pings_properties(*args, **kwargs)[source]

Returns a RDD of a subset of properties of pings. Child histograms are automatically merged with the parent histogram.

If one of the paths points to a keyedHistogram name without supplying the actual key, returns a dict of all available subhistograms for that property.

Parameters:
  • with_processes – should separate parent and child histograms be included as well?
  • paths – paths to properties in the payload, with levels separated by “/”. These can be supplied either as a list, eg. [“application/channel”, “payload/info/subsessionStartDate”], or as the values of a dict keyed by custom identifiers, eg. {“channel”: “application/channel”, “ssd”: “payload/info/subsessionStartDate”}.
  • histograms_url – see histogram.Histogram constructor
  • additional_histograms – see histogram.Histogram constructor

The returned RDD contains a dict for each ping with the required properties as values, keyed by the original paths (if ‘paths’ is a list) or the custom identifier keys (if ‘paths’ is a dict).

moztelemetry.spark.get_one_ping_per_client(*args, **kwargs)[source]

Returns a single ping for each client in the RDD.

THIS METHOD IS NOT RECOMMENDED: The ping to be returned is essentially selected at random. It is also expensive as it requires data to be shuffled around. It should be run only after extracting a subset with get_pings_properties.

Using Spark RDDs

Both Dataset and get_pings return the data as a Spark RDD. Users can then use the RDD api to further shape or transform the dataset.

Experimental APIs

moztelemetry.zeppelin.show(fig, width=600)[source]

Renders a Matplotlib figure in Zeppelin.

Parameters:
  • fig – a Matplotlib figure
  • width – the width in pixel of the rendered figure, defaults to 600

Usage example:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from moztelemetry.zeppelin import show

fig = plt.figure()
plt.plot([1, 2, 3])
show(fig)
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