By Mahrou Zia, Product Manager, CDN Analytics
How you define success is unique to your business. You have your own goals and objectives and a strategy for how you will achieve them. Part of your success strategy involves gathering data to make informed decisions. But getting to this level of business intelligence often involves diving deep into data to pull out the information most relevant to your business. To provide our customers with the greatest amount of customization and flexibility with their data queries, we are pleased to introduce Report Builder.
What is Report Builder?
Report Builder is a flexible reporting tool that enables CDN users to achieve greater control over their data queries. Users can create granular reports to extract critical information suited for their business. Multiple metrics and dimensions can be selected to customize the reports, including file size, cache hits, Cname, URL, time, continent, and country code. Filters can then be applied to the query to refine the number of results. For example, with Report Builder, you can get the report in five minute, hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly increments.
A key feature of Report Builder is the ability to schedule and email reports. Automate the creation of reports based on your preferred time. Schedule reports to run at the beginning of every month, week, or a specific date. The report will then be added to the email as either a JSON or CSV file. APIs are also available for Report Builder for additional flexibility and efficiency. We've also added a plugin for Grafana, so CDN customers can use the API to generate various visuals that help them interpret their data more efficiently.
Access to historical data is essential for trend analysis and CDN performance analysis. Report Builder enables you to obtain up to 90 days of historical data. Multiple pricing tier options make it easy to select the one that best meets your organizational needs.
Report Builder in action
A game and multimedia technology company wanted to query their data over the past 90 days to understand the number of HTTP requests associated with every image in their image directory. Using Report Builder, the company was able to quickly retrieve this data by selecting specific metrics (HTTP Requests is just one metric that can be specified) and dimensions for the report. They also used the Report Builder's filtering capability to focus solely on images.
Customized intelligence, catered to you
Customized reporting is a valuable tool for every organization. While standardized reports have value, they don't always offer the level of detail you can extract from a report customized to your unique business case. Getting to the heart of what you need with Report Builder enables you to make better decisions that ensure your organization's success.
Put the power of Report Builder to work for you. For a limited time, we are offering a free, two-week trial. Contact us for more information.