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Setting Up Streams with S3-Compatible Storage

Updated on
Feb 26, 2024

Setting Up Streams with S3-Compatible Storage

In the following section, we'll show you how to set up a Stream and configure your destination settings to use Amazon S3.

Streams Settings

On your QuickNode dashboard, navigate to the Streams page by clicking the Streams tab on the left side-panel. After, click the Create Stream button in the top-right corner. You'll be prompted to first configure your Stream settings:

Stream Settings

  • Chain and Network: Begin by selecting a target Chain and Network from the list of supported chains and networks. You can check the supported chains and network here
  • Dataset: Once you've chosen the network and chain, proceed to select a Dataset that defines the type of data you intend to stream. See the full list of supported data schemas here.
  • Stream name: A stream name will be populated by default but you can modify this if needed.
  • Region: By default, the region most closest to you will be populated, however, you can modify this if needed.
  • Batch size: Configure the batch size for your Stream. By default this will be set to 1 (for minimal latency), however you can update this if needed.
  • Stream start: By default, your stream will start at the tip of the chain (e.g., latest block number), however if you are backfilling (retrieving historical data), you can update this value to start from a specific block number.
  • Stream end: If you want your Stream to end a specific block number, update this value. Otherise, by default the Stream won't end.

Reorg Handling

Streams can be configured to handle reorgs. You can enable the Latest block delay and Restream on reorg settings to properly manage reorgs to your preferences. Check out the Reorg handling page to learn more about Reorgs and how to properly manage them.

Reorg Handling

Destination Settings

To initiate the stream creation process through S3, follow these steps:

Destination Settings S3

  • Destination: Select the destination type as S3-compatible storage. It will open a new sections for adding destination settings.
  • S3 Endpoint: Put the S3 endpoint in S3 Endpoint section. For Amazon S3, leave the field as it is, for GCP use, and other endpoint URLs depending on the service you’re streaming files to.
  • Payload compression: For optimal bandwidth usage in production, you can use compression. You can leave this value as None if you prefer human-readable messages from Streams
  • Access Key ID and Secret Access Key: Provide your unique identifier for storage access (found in your storage service's IAM section or account settings) and the corresponding secret access key for authentication (retrieve at creation in your storage service settings). Some services may call it differently, e.g. Access Key ID is a Project ID in GCP, Secret Access Key becomes an Authorization code in GCP. To know where to find the key ID for AWS here.
  • Bucket name - Provide the bucket name that your credentials (Access Key ID and Secret Access Key) have write rights to.
  • Prefix - The prefix, if any. You can use prefixes to organize objects in your bucket, similarly to folders in a regular file system. To know more on how to use prefixes check here.
  • File type - Select the file type from the drop down. Currently streams supports JSONs as the primary format of files.
  • Retry wait period - Determine the time for which it should wait to retry to stream the data again.
  • Pause stream after - Determine the number of tries after which the stream should should pause. When we exhaust retries, we would terminate your stream that you’d be able to resume anytime the delivery setbacks are resolved.
  • Use SSL: Check mark the Use SSL checkbox if your service requires this setting (If not selected, you will see an error while trying to create a stream if S3 service requires you to use SSL).

You can consider using any of the S3-compatible service such as:

Using Azure Blob with Streams S3-compatible storage requires you setting up and running a proxy If you need a direct integration with Azure upvote it on the Streams roadmap

After configuring all the settings according to your preferences, click on the Create a Stream button located in the bottom right corner. This action will create a stream for you, feeding data into the S3-compatible storage you configured earlier.

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