AWS Integration - Fetch All Tulip Tables in Lambda Function
  • 14 May 2024
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AWS Integration - Fetch All Tulip Tables in Lambda Function

Article summary

Streamline fetching data from Tulip to AWS for broader analytics and integrations opportunities


This guide walks through step by step how to fetch all Tulip Tables data AWS via a Lambda function.

This goes beyond the basic fetch query and iterates through all tables in a given instance; this can be great for a weekly ETL job (Extract, Transform, Load)

The lambda function can be triggered via a variety of resources such as Event Bridge timers or an API Gateway

An example architecture is listed below:


This example integration requires the following:

  • Usage of Tulip Tables API (Get API Key and Secret in Account Settings)
  • Tulip Table (Get the Table Unique ID

High-level steps:

  1. Create an AWS Lambda function with the relevant trigger (API Gateway, Event Bridge Timer, etc.)
  2. Fetch the Tulip table data with the example below
import json
import pandas as pd
import requests
from sqlalchemy import create_engine
import os

def lambda_handler(event, context):
    # initialize db
    host = os.getenv('host')
    user = os.getenv('username')
    password = os.getenv('password')
    db = os.getenv('database')

    engine_str = f'postgresql://{user}:{password}@{host}/{db}'
    engine = create_engine(engine_str)
    api_header = {'Authorization' : os.getenv('tulip_api_basic_auth')}
    instance = os.getenv('tulip_instance')
    base_url = f'https://{instance}'
    get_tables_function = '/tables'

    r = requests.get(base_url+get_tables_function, headers=api_header)
    df = pd.DataFrame(r.json())
    # Function to convert dictionaries to strings
    def dict_to_str(cell):
        if isinstance(cell, dict):
            return str(cell)
        return cell
    # query table function
    def query_table(table_id, base_url, api_header):
        offset = 0
        function = f'/tables/{table_id}/records?limit=100&offset={offset}&includeTotalCount=false&filterAggregator=all'
        r = requests.get(base_url+function, headers=api_header)
        df = pd.DataFrame(r.json())
        length = len(r.json())
        while length > 0:
            offset += 100
            function = f'/tables/{table_id}/records?limit=100&offset={offset}&includeTotalCount=false&filterAggregator=all'
            r = requests.get(base_url+function, headers=api_header)
            length = len(r.json())
            df_append = pd.DataFrame(r.json())
            df = pd.concat([df, df_append], axis=0)
        df = df.apply(lambda row: row.apply(dict_to_str), axis=1)
        return df
    # create function 
    def write_to_db(row, base_url, api_header):
        table = row['label']
        id = row['id']
        df = query_table(id, base_url, api_header)
        df.to_sql(table,engine, if_exists='replace', index=False)
        print(f'wrote {table} to database!')
    # iterate through all tables:
    df.apply(lambda row: write_to_db(row, base_url, api_header), axis=1)
    return { 'statusCode': 200, 'body': json.dumps('wrote to db!')}

  1. The trigger can run on a timer or triggered via a URL
  2. Note the Pandas layer required in the image below

Use Cases and Next Steps

Once you have finalized the integration with lambda, you can easily analyze the data with a sagemaker notebook, QuickSight, or a variety of other tools.

1. Defect prediction

  • Identify production defects before they happen and increase right first time.
  • Identify core production drivers of quality in order to implement improvements

2. Cost of quality optimization

  • Identify opportunities to optimize product design without impact customer satisfaction

3. Production energy optimization

  • Identify production levers to optimal energy consumption

4. Delivery and planning prediction and optimization

  • Optimize production schedule based on customer demand and real time order schedule

5. Global Machine / Line Benchmarking

  • Benchmark similar machines or equipment with normalization

6. Global / regional digital performance management

  • Consolidated data to create real time dashboards

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