Introduction to the API Analytics Dashboard

The new cloud analytics portal consists of several pages, which are divided based on different functional aspects (e.g., traffic, latency). You can use these pages to get the complete business analytics on your API management system.

See the topics given below to get an overview of the main capabilities of Analytics Pages.

Let's start with the common controls that govern Analytics pages. See the related links in each topic given below for more details.

Common Controls

These are the common controls that enable you to govern the data shown in Analytics pages. Each page uses these common controls and page-specific controls to visualize the information requested by the user.

Explained below are these common controls and their usage.

Time Picker

APIM Analytics TIme Picker

Time picker is located in the top left hand corner of the analytics dashboard. Once you choose a given time frame, all dashboards will use that time range when you move between different pages. However, if you reload the page then the time picker will revert to the default setting, which is 'Past 24 Hours'.

The time picker consists of several pre-defined time intervals. The following image illustrates those predefined time intervals.

You can select any of these pre-defined intervals to view stats relevant to that time frame. However, granularity of each time range is pre-defined too and you cannot change the granularity of a pre-defined range.

If you need to select a custom time range with a custom granularity, you have to use the custom selector that is shown below.

In the custom picker first you have to select the granularity that you need to view the data. Then from the calendar widget you can select the date range and if applicable the clock widget will be also enabled to select the time. However, there are certain restrictions applied on the range that you can view based on the selected granularity . Restrictions are based on the length of the selected range and time from current date to starting date of selected range. Time picker will automatically apply these restrictions.

Environment Picker

APIM Analytics Environment Picker List

This widget allows you to select the environment you need to view statistics for. When you are Registering for Analytics at the On-Prem Key generation step, you are required to provide a 'Key Name'. This serves as your environment name . Suppose you have two different environments for two different business units of your organization. In such a case you can generate two On-Premise Keys and add them to respective Gateways of each deployment. Once that is done 'Environment Picker' will show two options and based on the selection dashboards will only show statistics relevant to the selected environment.

Tenant Picker

APIM Analytics Tenant Picker List

Tenant Picker will be enabled if your selected environment uses multi-tenancy. If multi-tenancy is enabled then using this picker you have to select the tenant that you need to observe analytics data. When tenancy is enabled , data will only be shown per tenant basis. If you want to view cumulative analytics data for all tenants, you have to select carbon.super as the tenant, which is the default super tenant name. All tenant data will be aggregated and shown under super tenant.

Pages

Overview Page

This is the welcome page of the analytics portal. This page will mainly display a quick overview of the whole deployment. This page is targeted towards providing business users with a quick overview. For more information, see Viewing the API Analytics Overview.

Traffic Page

This page displays all traffic related information available in the system such as API Usage, Application Usage , Resource Usage, etc. For more information, see Viewing API Analytics on Traffic.

Errors Page

The error page displays analytics stats related to erroneous API calls that happened within the system. It will include error categorization based on the error type and then further drills down into sub types. This page can be used as the starting point for debugging API errors. For more information, see Viewing API Analytics on Errors.

Latency Page

This page illustrates API latency related information such as slowest APIs, latency by category, etc. This page is a good starting point if you are investigating about slowness of the system of any particular API. For more information, see
Viewing API Analytics on Latencies.

Cache Page

This page visualizes details on API caching functionality including cache hit rate, hit percentage, etc. You can use this page to decide the effectiveness of API caching and also as additional information when investigating API slowness.

Devices Page

This page displays information about OS platforms and HTTP Agents end users are using to invoke the APIs. You can use this page to get an idea of the distribution of your user-base and improve your APIs to match the audience. For more information, see Viewing API Analytics on Devices.

Alerts Page

This page shows the information related to business alerts issued by the system for your currently selected environment and organization. You can use this page as a health monitoring dashboard and make it visible to the whole team. You can use this page to drill down on each alert and discover possible anomalies or errors in your published APIs.

For more information, see Viewing API Analytics on Alerts.

Reports Page

This page allows you to download monthly usage reports for your system. There are pre-configured reports to get system wide stats and a custom report generator to generate reports based on a subset of APIs/applications. For more information, see Download Reports on API Analytics.

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