I would like to discuss with you about something that bothers me. So, I have
two streams that I want to join along with a third stream which I want to
consult its data from time to time and triggers decisions.
Essentially, this boils down to coProcessing 3 streams together instead of
2, which to the best of my knowledge is not possible.
I thought to append an extra field to the 2 streams I want to join, namely
say S1, S2 are the streams with tuples t1, t2. After the pumping with the
extra field which is the stream id (1 or 2) the tuple would be (1, t1) and
(2, t2) resulting to S1' and S2'.
Then I will do S1'.union(S2') which gives me a single data stream. Then this
I may join with the 3rd stream and do the processing with a coProcess
Although, whenever I process and element from the united streams I should
have an if-then-else to check to which stream a tuple belongs and process
and update S1' and S2' state accordingly.
Do you think this is a good idea? In terms of efficiency compared with
having two functions to do this, namely processElement1() and
processElement2() of the coProcess function in case I only had two streams.
And if the aforementioned scheme is feasible, then I guess up til now, this
is the only way of joining more than 2 streams. Am I right?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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