Versioning library for relational data
A library built on top of the SQLAlchemy ORM for versioning row changes to relational SQL tables.
$ pip install versionalchemy
import sqlalchemy as sa from sqlalchemy import create_engine from sqlalchemy.ext.declarative import declarative_base from sqlalchemy.schema import UniqueConstraint import versionalchemy as va from versionalchemy.models import VAModelMixin, VALogMixin MY_SQL_URL = '<insert mysql url here>' engine = create_engine(MY_SQL_URL) Base = declarative_base(bind=engine) class Example(Base, VAModelMixin): __tablename__ = 'example' va_version_columns = ['id'] id = sa.Column(sa.Integer, primary_key=True) value = sa.Column(sa.String(128)) class ExampleArchive(Base, VALogMixin): __tablename__ = 'example_archive' __table_args__ = ( UniqueConstraint('id', 'va_version'), ) id = sa.Column(sa.Integer) user_id = sa.Column(sa.Integer) va.init() # Only call this once Example.register(ExampleArchive, engine) # Call this once per engine, AFTER va.init
We used benchmark.py to benchmark the performance of versionalchemy. It times the performance of the SQLAlchemy core, ORM without VersionAclehmy and ORM with VersionAlchemy for n inserts (where n was variable). Some results are below.
|n||Core Time||ORM Time||VA Time|
|10000||9.81 s||16.04 s||36.13|
|100000||98.78 s||158.87 s||350.84 s|
VersionAlchemy performs roughly 2 times as bad as the ORM, which makes sense as we are doing roughly one additional insert per orm insert into the archive table.
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