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Port queries and reporting

Dec 20, 2022
Dudi Elhadad
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Introduction

Port’s API comes with a built-in search route that allows you to navigate your Software Catalog with ease. 

Essentially, Port Search is one API to answer all software and infrastructure questions or reporting needs, taking advantage of the breadth and depth of Port’s software catalog and the underlying dependencies of software catalog entities.

Since the Port software catalog contains information about all infrastructure and software elements, such as changes, versions and more, the ability to query it provides valuable information. This provides super detailed information without the need for heavy lifting or effort to unlock and join data from siloed devops tools. Using queries you can:

  • Track changes in developer productivity
  • Create compliance, auditing, security and migration reporting without the need to write scripts
  • Use the software catalog as part of your CI/CD processes, such as verifying that a service isn’t locked before performing a deployment, since the service catalog is always up to date

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Queries & Search Usecases

  • Upstream or downstream microservices dependencies to other microservice
  • Which pull requests were made in the last month
  • What is the currently running version of a microservice in the canary deployment in a specific environment? 
  • What Kubernetes clusters are affected by the log4j vulnerability? 
  • What cloud resources were consumed by each team and what was the expense?
  • Which teams have deployed to production in the past 24 hours
  • What are the live on-demand environments that were created more than 7 days ago
  • What are the services that are running in production and have more than X open bugs

Search in Port is performed by writing simple querying rules which can be combined together to form a more complex and precise query. These same queries can be delivered as reports or made ad hoc.

The following code snippet will get all software components that depend on the recommendation microservice:

def main():
    search_rule = {
        "combinator": "and",
        "rules": [
            {
                "operator": "relatedTo",
                "direction": "downstream",
                "value": "log4j-2-15-0"
            }
        ]
    }
    get_entity_search_result(auth_token, search_rule)

And the result would be a list of all dependent entities (other Microservices, DeploymentConfigs, CIJobRuns, etc.):

[
  {
    "identifier": "payment",
    "title": "payment",
    "blueprint": "service"
  },
  {
    "identifier": "recommendation",
    "title": "recommendation",
    "blueprint": "service"
  },
  {
    "identifier": "product-catalog",
    "title": "product-catalog",
    "blueprint": "service"
  },
  {
    "identifier": "recommendation-production",
    "title": "recommendation-production",
    "blueprint": "runningService"
  },
  {
    "identifier": "e_1wCQlGCYBNqQiboc",
    "title": "recommendations-staging",
    "blueprint": "runningService"
  },
  {
    "identifier": "e_c2EQQ61JoirmZkNZ",
    "title": "recommendations-qa1",
    "blueprint": "runningService"
  }
]

Visual representation of the Query result
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Example JSON block

{
  "foo": "bar"
}

Order Domain

{
  "properties": {},
  "relations": {},
  "title": "Orders",
  "identifier": "Orders"
}

Cart System

{
  "properties": {},
  "relations": {
    "domain": "Orders"
  },
  "identifier": "Cart",
  "title": "Cart"
}

Products System

{
  "properties": {},
  "relations": {
    "domain": "Orders"
  },
  "identifier": "Products",
  "title": "Products"
}

Cart Resource

{
  "properties": {
    "type": "postgress"
  },
  "relations": {},
  "icon": "GPU",
  "title": "Cart SQL database",
  "identifier": "cart-sql-sb"
}

Cart API

{
 "identifier": "CartAPI",
 "title": "Cart API",
 "blueprint": "API",
 "properties": {
   "type": "Open API"
 },
 "relations": {
   "provider": "CartService"
 },
 "icon": "Link"
}

Core Kafka Library

{
  "properties": {
    "type": "library"
  },
  "relations": {
    "system": "Cart"
  },
  "title": "Core Kafka Library",
  "identifier": "CoreKafkaLibrary"
}

Core Payment Library

{
  "properties": {
    "type": "library"
  },
  "relations": {
    "system": "Cart"
  },
  "title": "Core Payment Library",
  "identifier": "CorePaymentLibrary"
}

Cart Service JSON

{
 "identifier": "CartService",
 "title": "Cart Service",
 "blueprint": "Component",
 "properties": {
   "type": "service"
 },
 "relations": {
   "system": "Cart",
   "resources": [
     "cart-sql-sb"
   ],
   "consumesApi": [],
   "components": [
     "CorePaymentLibrary",
     "CoreKafkaLibrary"
   ]
 },
 "icon": "Cloud"
}

Products Service JSON

{
  "identifier": "ProductsService",
  "title": "Products Service",
  "blueprint": "Component",
  "properties": {
    "type": "service"
  },
  "relations": {
    "system": "Products",
    "consumesApi": [
      "CartAPI"
    ],
    "components": []
  }
}

Component Blueprint

{
 "identifier": "Component",
 "title": "Component",
 "icon": "Cloud",
 "schema": {
   "properties": {
     "type": {
       "enum": [
         "service",
         "library"
       ],
       "icon": "Docs",
       "type": "string",
       "enumColors": {
         "service": "blue",
         "library": "green"
       }
     }
   },
   "required": []
 },
 "mirrorProperties": {},
 "formulaProperties": {},
 "calculationProperties": {},
 "relations": {
   "system": {
     "target": "System",
     "required": false,
     "many": false
   },
   "resources": {
     "target": "Resource",
     "required": false,
     "many": true
   },
   "consumesApi": {
     "target": "API",
     "required": false,
     "many": true
   },
   "components": {
     "target": "Component",
     "required": false,
     "many": true
   },
   "providesApi": {
     "target": "API",
     "required": false,
     "many": false
   }
 }
}

Resource Blueprint

{
 “identifier”: “Resource”,
 “title”: “Resource”,
 “icon”: “DevopsTool”,
 “schema”: {
   “properties”: {
     “type”: {
       “enum”: [
         “postgress”,
         “kafka-topic”,
         “rabbit-queue”,
         “s3-bucket”
       ],
       “icon”: “Docs”,
       “type”: “string”
     }
   },
   “required”: []
 },
 “mirrorProperties”: {},
 “formulaProperties”: {},
 “calculationProperties”: {},
 “relations”: {}
}

API Blueprint

{
 "identifier": "API",
 "title": "API",
 "icon": "Link",
 "schema": {
   "properties": {
     "type": {
       "type": "string",
       "enum": [
         "Open API",
         "grpc"
       ]
     }
   },
   "required": []
 },
 "mirrorProperties": {},
 "formulaProperties": {},
 "calculationProperties": {},
 "relations": {
   "provider": {
     "target": "Component",
     "required": true,
     "many": false
   }
 }
}

Domain Blueprint

{
 "identifier": "Domain",
 "title": "Domain",
 "icon": "Server",
 "schema": {
   "properties": {},
   "required": []
 },
 "mirrorProperties": {},
 "formulaProperties": {},
 "calculationProperties": {},
 "relations": {}
}

System Blueprint

{
 "identifier": "System",
 "title": "System",
 "icon": "DevopsTool",
 "schema": {
   "properties": {},
   "required": []
 },
 "mirrorProperties": {},
 "formulaProperties": {},
 "calculationProperties": {},
 "relations": {
   "domain": {
     "target": "Domain",
     "required": true,
     "many": false
   }
 }
}
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Microservices SDLC

  • Scaffold a new microservice

  • Deploy (canary or blue-green)

  • Feature flagging

  • Revert

  • Lock deployments

  • Add Secret

  • Force merge pull request (skip tests on crises)

  • Add environment variable to service

  • Add IaC to the service

  • Upgrade package version

Development environments

  • Spin up a developer environment for 5 days

  • ETL mock data to environment

  • Invite developer to the environment

  • Extend TTL by 3 days

Cloud resources

  • Provision a cloud resource

  • Modify a cloud resource

  • Get permissions to access cloud resource

SRE actions

  • Update pod count

  • Update auto-scaling group

  • Execute incident response runbook automation

Data Engineering

  • Add / Remove / Update Column to table

  • Run Airflow DAG

  • Duplicate table

Backoffice

  • Change customer configuration

  • Update customer software version

  • Upgrade - Downgrade plan tier

  • Create - Delete customer

Machine learning actions

  • Train model

  • Pre-process dataset

  • Deploy

  • A/B testing traffic route

  • Revert

  • Spin up remote Jupyter notebook

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Engineering tools

  • Observability

  • Tasks management

  • CI/CD

  • On-Call management

  • Troubleshooting tools

  • DevSecOps

  • Runbooks

Infrastructure

  • Cloud Resources

  • K8S

  • Containers & Serverless

  • IaC

  • Databases

  • Environments

  • Regions

Software and more

  • Microservices

  • Docker Images

  • Docs

  • APIs

  • 3rd parties

  • Runbooks

  • Cron jobs

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