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Any paid service available?

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:35 pm
by liudr
I am a big fan of phant. I wonder if there is any way to pay to bump up the 50MB per stream cap for free streams so that I can log more data and possibly query more frequently on the server. SPE has fast servers compared with what I had to use before finding phant. I know phant is still under development but I still wonder if there is any plan to offer the service for a fee. I'm an arduino developer but I don't want to spend the time to learn how to install phant on a dedicated server (I envision unpleasant experience hitting multiple books and sites before finding my way). I am not generating a lot of data per second. I just want to use spe's phant server in a way that doesn't involve me saving all data every few weeks to every other months in the near future when I deploy a dozen loggers in the field for a client. My client will download all data once in a while. I just don't want to force them into a particular cycle of data download.

I am proposing maybe a sparkfun product and portal to add stream public keys to pay extended storage service for. E.G. spe product number 12345 phant extended service for xxx streams: storage cap xxxMB per stream, other parameters ... If I pay for this service, I'll get a year of contract for the service. I can swap in and out different streams for testing. Streams to be swapped out will get their data deleted before moving out just for simple management.

Re: Any paid service available?

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:57 am
by lyndon
There are paid services available if you look around. The free Pachube became Xively that now hides their fees...

About the time SF announced phant (in May I think?), I had just started a project doing basically the same thing on a local server. I was considering making it commercial, but still haven't made that decision. I have a couple years experience in the field and I think it's worth considering, just haven't had the time to work on it.

If I can take the opportunity to pick your brain: how much data do you think you'd need to store per year?

Re: Any paid service available?

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:59 pm
by liudr
Well, a few hundred megabytes as a starter. I know making a network server that logs data is not rocket science but no offense to you, how fast can I extract data? I use another service from an individual and the speed is far from good.