Business Collectors - Overview

Anodot's Business Collectors functionality enables you to stream your metrics and dimensions through Anodot's machine learning algorithms to rapidly find anomalies in your data.

To prepare and process your data:


To stream data from a source type, such as Google Analytics, access the Business Collectors Data Manager to add data source types.


The Data Manager displays the Stream status:

Live.png       Historical data gathered or live data being gathered - stream can be viewed and paused or deleted.
2017-04-15_19-12-12.icoGathering historical data, has not reached 'today' - stream can be paused or deleted.
Paused.pngUser paused data gathering of a live or initializing stream.
Incomplete.ico    The definitions of the Stream are not complete - stream can be edited or deleted.

Note: To view a stream summary [See Stream Summary] or change the status of the stream, click the Menu icon MoreIcon.ico.


Each source can hold several streams. Each stream is created in two steps: 

    1. Defining the Stream Query - what data to fetch
    2. Reviewing and transforming the data in the Stream Table 


Each Stream is created by specifying:

    • Web site data consisting of your account, property and view
    • Dimensions and Metrics taken from your web analytics source
    • Time range and a time scale


To simplify creating queries there are pre-defined templates which you can use either as-is or edit.

Note: The Pen icon PenIcon.ico indicates that that all the parameters of the stream query can be edited, including the stream name.


After retrieving the data you have chosen in the Stream Query, Anodot creates a Stream Table which displays: 

    • A timestamp column
    • Metric columns (What columns) 
    • Dimension columns (Property columns)


In addition, an estimate of the number of metrics the query will create, out of your total metrics budget, and the number of unique values of each dimension, are displayed in the top panel.

To create more meaningful metrics, you can transform the dimensions by replacing text or extracting Regex prefixes and suffixes before streaming the data. 



When you're satisfied with the metrics and dimensions selected and defined in the Stream Table, you are ready to stream the information to Anodot for processing. 

Streaming will take a few moments - how long depends on your system and the amount of data to be processed. Once the data is Live, it is continually updated and available on an hourly or daily basis depending on the time scale defined in the stream query.

To view the  metrics created, navigate to the Anodot Metrics window. 

See also:
Collecting and Processing Data
Editing a Stream Table
Editing what Columns
Fine-tuning Property Columns
Adding User-defined Columns
Concatenating Property Columns
Renaming What and Property Column Headings



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