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This document is a work-in-progress and represents a very early state of the Pods design. Significant aspects are not documented, though we expect to add them in the future. This is one possible architecture for Pods, and we intend to contrast this with alternatives before deciding which approach to implement. This documentation will be kept even if we decide not to implement this so that we can document the reasons for not choosing this approach.

Pods: Global search

When we introduce multiple Pods we intend to isolate all services related to those Pods. This will include Elasticsearch which means our current global search functionality will not work. It may be possible to implement aggregated search across all pods, but it is unlikely to be performant to do fan-out searches across all pods especially once you start to do pagination which requires setting the correct offset and page number for each search.

1. Definition

2. Data flow

3. Proposal

Likely first versions of Pods will simply not support global searches and then we may later consider if building global searches to support popular use cases is worthwhile.

4. Evaluation

4.1. Pros

4.2. Cons