There a few terms to be familiar with when dealing with Hotrod and Bbox:
A distributed data processing and routing system, it is composed of 3 (software) components:
hotrodd (Hotrod Daemon)
The server component and central piece of a Hotrod deployment.
- Keeps track of Pipes
- Keeps track of Targets
- Provides user management and authentication
hotrod-agent (Hotrod Agent)
The service that deploys Pipes to Targets.
- Queries hotrodd for new, removed, and changed pipes, and uses that information to deploy, remove, or update services on a given Target.
- Each target has its own hotrod-agent.
hotrod (Hotrod Command Line Interface)
A tool to administer Hotrods.
A data processing service that is managed by Hotrod and deployed by
a Hotrod Agent.
The instructions for how this data is to processed is called a
Pipe definition, which written using the
pipes language contained in
a YAML formatted file.
A substrate on which Pipes can be attached (deployed). A target needs to run hotrod-agent in order to deploy Pipes.