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The Goldilocks Question and Your API Analytics
This question is "Who's been using my APIs?"
By: Mark O'Neill
Feb. 7, 2013 09:00 AM
When I think about API Analytics, I like to think about the "Goldilocks Question". This question is "Who's been using my APIs?". One of the tests of an API Analytics solution is how easy it makes it to answer this question.
In the case of the Axway/Vordel API Server's Analytics solution, you can slice the data two ways. You can:
Let's look at these two scenarios. I've used a vehicle telematics scenario, where two clients ("SUV" and "Sports Car") are accessing two different APIs ("Vehicle Control API" and "Engine Metrics API").
Report of client usage per API:
I also clicked on the "PDF" button to create a PDF of this same report. This can also be automatically generated on a regular scheduled basis and emailed.
Report per API Client:
Again, can also click on the "PDF" button to generate a PDF of this information. Or, you could schedule this PDF to be created (e.g. for the previous 24 hour period) and automatically emailed.
In this using the Axway/Vordel API Analytics, which comes with the API Server, you can answer the "Goldilocks Question" and see exactly how your APIs are being used.
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