As you probably know, it’s time for the quarterly publication of our data (affectionately known as the “data dumps”). The process of copying, uploading, and publishing the data over a notoriously fickle network connection is scheduled to begin on Sunday, September 3rd. The process normally takes several days to complete, and historically, at least a few of those data dumps won’t upload successfully. Since this process is starting on a Sunday, and (for added fun) Monday is a US Holiday, some segments of the data we publish may be delayed.
When we return to the office on Tuesday, September 5th, we’ll check the status and take whatever corrective action is necessary (if any). Of course, if the process runs as scheduled and has no hiccups, the data will post as expected, but in the interest of keeping you fully informed, we’re letting you know ahead of time that there may be a delay and why. We’re working to improve this pipeline and make it more robust for the future, so that it doesn’t need this level of proactive monitoring.