This chapter describes good practices or "patterns" to design Blends that perform data synchronization.
We make a distinction between different types of data synchronization:
Scheduling or triggered-based using Webhooks ?
Data synchronizations need to run on regular intervals, two patterns are possible:
- Scheduled Blend
- Triggered Blends (Webhooks)
Blend runs e.g. every minute and processes data incrementally.
Benefit: on the first run, also historic data can be processed (this is impossible with Webhooks).
Limitations: longer intervals can cause delays in data synchronization and increase the risk of conflicts.
Triggered Blends (Webhooks)
Blends that are triggered to run each time a change occurs in one of the platforms.
Benefit: minimal delay in synchronization.
Limitations: impossible to process historic data.