Hydra is great not only for continuously processing data streams, such as web logs, but also for tasks such as special data analysis, validation, troubleshooting, etc., that call for one-off jobs. Among the latter use cases, one of the more interesting and complicated cases is joining data sets. In this post, I’ll use an example to demonstrate how to join two data sets. Continue reading →
When you see a spike or dip in your AddThis analytics, you might ask yourself: what just happened? When did this happen and how does it compare to previous days around the same time? These are important questions to shape a content strategy that works. And we’re happy to say, we just added a new feature in your Pro analytics that’ll give you a better view of what’s happening on your site: the 72 hour view in analytics.Continue reading →
Now that Hydra is open source we can start to talk about how to use it for common data processing tasks. In this post we will answer several questions about log files generated using Log-Synth. The Log-Synth files we will be using for this post have four columns:
Over the years, we’ve built different mechanisms to increasingly improve the way your analytics are collected and delivered to you. When you sign in to your AddThis Analytics, the information displayed to you at first is generated by queries, processed in the most minimal way so that you’re not sitting there long, waiting for the page to load.
It’s worked wonderfully, but we still want to make it better. So in late June (date TBD soon), you’ll see a change in your Analytics. Here are the details you need to know.