Understanding the Streams Process

Event data is captured and sent to the streaming collection server (SCS). An advanced processing engine analyzes and enriches the event data in three seconds or less. The data is then made available to an API in JSON format, and can be consumed by an application or a visualization via a web sockets connection and the Webtrends Streams API.

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Event data capture enrichment

 

Webtrends Streams does more than just return site data collected by tags. Event data is processed and enriched with visitor location and demographics, the device the visitor used, traffic sources, and browser information from the enrichment parameters.

Streams also captures a rich history of the visitor session. All data is available to be queried using parameters. For example:

ext.geo.city=london
ext.device.ios=true