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Snapshot management in Actyx Pond

Wolfgang Werner

Developer Advocate

In event-sourced systems, state snapshots are used to alleviate the costs of computing state from event streams. Snapshots are essential to keep processing overhead and latency in check when working with long-lived and/or high traffic models.

The Actyx Pond ships with reasonable defaults for creating and retaining snapshots. However, in certain cases, snapshots may grow too large. This post outlines how to segment state and compress snapshots to avoid this.