5G Video Services Analytics Usage

Portal Analytics Space

In order for Developers to better understand all the enhancements and benefits that EdgeNet is bringing them, Alef has created data visualization pages with metrics specific to the service subscribed to. These data visualization tools will be updated in real time, so the Developer constantly has the latest insight possible into the performance of their services. The rest of this section will serve as a tutorial on how to navigate to these data visualization tools.

Product Navigation

The first step in accessing the Analytics Page of the Service you want to view is to click “My EdgeNet” along the Horizontal Navigation. From the subsequent drop down that appears, select “My Services”. Please note, if you have not subscribed to an Alef Service, this page will be blank and there are no analytics to be shown. If you have multiple subscriptions to multiple Alef Services, please ensure the Product you are selecting is the Alef Video Services. There are additional usage analytics documents for different Alef Services.

Analytics Page Navigation

Once on the “My Services” page, all EdgeNet services subscribed to will appear in a tabular fashion. Each row represents a service that is subscribed. On the far right of each row, there is a dashboard button. Please identify an Alef Video Services and click the first of the dashboard button on the right of the row.

The page that the user is taken to after clicking the first option is shown below. This is the “Content Analytics” page relevant to the Video Services at the location specified in the row previously selected.

In addition to the “Content Analytics” Page there is an “API Analytics” Page present for additional insight into the performance of the subscribed service. This is navigated to from the Vertical Navigation Bar on the left-hand side of the “Content Analytics Page”. There is a screenshot below for reference.

Analytics Description

For each of the Subscription Service that is offered, there are two analytics pages provided to Developers for greater insight into the performance of their services. The first is the “Content Analytics” page and the Second is “API Analytics”. The following sections will provide greater insight into what each of the graphics on each of these pages mean.

Content Analytics Page

The “Content Analytics” Page displays quantitative and qualitative data on the video delivery, video content and overall trends. Furthermore, there are campaign analytics being presented such as CTR and Video Campaign Summary.

Total Request Byte

This graphic depicts the total amount of Bytes that are requested. This graphic is not indicative of the performance of the Alef Service but instead depicts the amount users are interacting with the Video Service provided.

Total Response Byte

The graphic depicts the total amount of Bytes that are responded. This graphic indirectly indicates the performance of the provided Video Service when compared against the Request Bytes. There should be a 1:1 ratio between Request and Response Byte data. If there is a significant gap between the two values, there is a likely an issue with the Edge Site.

Top 10 References

This graphic is a pie chart that depicts the count of the top 10 referrers. There will be a legend among the bottom of the graphic that explains what referrer each portion of the graphic is. This graphic is not indicative of the performance of the Alef Service.

Top 10 URLs

This graphic is a pie chart that depicts the count of the top 10 URLs. There will be a legend among the bottom of the graphic that explains what referrer each portion of the graphic is. This graphic is not indicative of the performance of the Alef Service but rather user trends.

Status Code

This graphic depicts the number of requests. This graphic is not indicative of the performance of the Alef Service but instead the amount of interaction the user group has with the Service. The following graphic adds additional insight for the performance of the service.

Total Requests with Cache status

This graphic is a bar chart depicting the number of requests and their cache status. The X-axis contains cache status grouping details, Cache Hit, Cache Miss, and Cache Error. The Y-axis shows the number of requests that are coming into the system.This graphic is indicative of Alef Performance. If there is a significant amount of Cache Misses and Cache Errors it is likely there is an issue at the Edge Site.

Total Video Served

This graphic is a bar chart depicting the total videos served. The Y-axis depicts the total number of videos served.

Total Content Requests

This graphic is a bar chart depicting the total amount of content requests. The Y-axis depicts the total number of content requests. This inherently does not have any indication to the performance of the service. When compared against the number of videos served, there should be a 1:1 ration. If it is significantly greater than that, a lot of content requests and not a lot of videos served, there may be an issue at the Edge Site.

Total URL Count

This graphic is a table giving overview into the Service users’ interaction with the Video Service. One column presents the URL being visited and the second column shows the number of times that URL was visited.

API Analytics

In order for Developers to better understand all interactions they are having with EdgeNet, Alef has created data visualization pages with metrics specific to the service subscribed to. These data visualization tools will be updated in real time, so the Developer constantly has the latest insight possible into their usage of their services. The rest of this section will provide insight into what each graphic shows.

API Analytics Page

The “API Analytics” Page displays quantitative data on the Developer’s interactions with The 5G Edge APIs. This data will be shown holistically to view total API usage of a given service, as well as on a per API basis.

Total Usage

This figure showcases the total number of requests by a developer in a given month. The X-axis will show what month is being displayed. The Y-Axis will show count, or the number of API calls that were made by a Developer.

Endpoint Usage

This graphic depicts the number of requests, to all endpoints, completed by the Developer. The X-Axis will indicate what specific API is being used (i.e. GET: /get-all or GET: /get-appkey). The Y-Axis will show count, or the number of times that specific API was hit.