How and Why We Choose to Clone all Data on Github

How and Why We Choose to Clone all Data on Github

Learn how and why we choose to clone all Data on Github. Why would anyone choose to clone and continuously maintain a perfect clone of all data on Github? Debricked has the answer. You can clone a repository from GitHub to you local computer to make it easier.

Debricked has achieved a not so small feat – we are now able to actively keep and maintain a clone of all data on GitHub! For what reason? You may ask. To understand all the why’s and how’s we have interviewed our Head of Data Science, Emil Wåréus.

Before we start with the questions, who are we talking to?

My name is Emil and I’m the Head of Data Science at  Debricked. Me and my team of 5 data engineers are the masters behind everything related to data. Also, I was the second employee at Debricked! 

Debricked Cloning Github Data – Why?

*Let’s start with the million dollar question: why would anyone want a copy of all GitHub data? *

The short answer is – to have a better and faster representation of the data that we need to service our customers. You see, we want to do big computations on all open source. Yes! You heard that right. On all open source.

If we only wanted to monitor a couple of thousands of open source projects we could do it through the API calls provided by default.

But our products and solutions are not meant to give customers partial coverage; it’s supposed to be extensive. Therefore we decided to index all 28M projects on  GitHub, and that’s not the end of it. Soon we will be adding the other large repositories such as Gitlab, and more.

But doing this, cloning all of GitHub that is, poses quite an interesting challenge because of the many different data structures and relational dependencies in the data. Some can be loosely coupled and some can be tight.

As a result, huge challenges arise regarding the time complexity for calculations on such a large dataset. For these reasons we decided to go on a journey and see if we could create an up to date hourly mirror of GitHub locally.

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