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How to add a table in Managed Edition


Interana creates the tables into which data is imported (ingested) for Managed Edition customers. This document explains the information your Interana Customer Success Manager (CSM) needs to add a new table to your cluster.

Contact your CSM

Communicating fully with your CSM is essential. Review the following list, and discuss these items with your CSM, as they pertain to your data. 

The information we'll need for the new table

Familiarize yourself with What you should know about structuring your data and How to log a Managed Service ingest request. Discuss the following topics with your CSM:

  • What is the name of the new table?
  • Will it be an event table or a lookup table?
  • What is the anticipated data volume for the table?
  • How many columns will there be? Use only necessary columns. The more columns, the slower performance will be.
  • What are the column names, and what type is each?
  • What is the timestamp format to be used?
  • What are the data formats to be imported into the table?
  • How many shard keys will be used, and what data will each represent? 

Each shard key requires a copy of all of your data. Think carefully about how many shard keys are necessary for your data, as it directly affects the storage you'll need.

  • What transformations will need to be performed on the data that is imported into the table. 
  • What is your expected data retention?
  • What is your expected performance? Cluster size in relation to data volume is an important performance factor. 
  • Does your cluster have enough disk space to handle the data volume for this table, or do you need to resize your cluster?