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Similar to the Core Reports module, the Advanced Content Analytics module contains reports that provide statistical information on CDN activity. However, these reports reveal additional information on each request, such as the location of the requester, a breakdown of CDN usage on an hourly/daily basis, and usage data for frequently requested content. Analyze this statistical information to gain insight into CDN usage patterns, such as periods of peak usage and where your customer base is located.
CDN activity data must be collected by the Advanced Content Analytics module before it can generate reports on it. This collection process occurs once a day and it covers the activity that took place during the previous day. This means that a report's statistics represent a sample of the day's statistics at the time it was processed, and do not necessarily contain the complete set of data for the current day. The primary function of these reports is to assess performance. They should not be used for billing purposes or exact numeric statistics.
If billing is your primary purpose for viewing a report, then you should generate and analyze reports (e.g., Traffic Summary, Bandwidth, or Data Transferred) in the Core Reports module.
The raw data from which Advanced Content Analytic reports are generated is available for at least 90 days.
Certain reports (e.g., By File, By File Detail, By Directory, etc.) need to specify a unique path to an asset or a directory. They are able to do so through the use of a CDN URL path. A CDN URL path starts with the content access point. This involves truncating the protocol and hostname from the CDN URL. The CDN URL path for the following sample CDN URL is indicated below.
For the purposes of the Advanced Content Analytics module, edge CNAME URLs are converted to their equivalent CDN URLs. This allows an accurate tally for all statistics associated with an asset regardless of the CDN or edge CNAME URL used to request it.
Sample CDN URL:
Sample CDN URL path:
The above sample CDN URL path starts with a content access point (e.g., /000001). A content access pointThis URL segment of a CDN URL identifies where the request should be directed. This relative path starts directly after the CDN hostname. The proper syntax for a content access point is "/yyAN," where "yy" stands for the origin identifier and "AN" stands for a customer account number. A content access point for a customer origin also includes a directory that identifies it. starts with an origin identifierA two digit value (e.g., 00 and 80) that identifies how a request will be routed through our CDN.. In this particular case, the first two digits of an origin identifier indicate whether the asset is stored on a CDN (i.e., 00) or a customer origin server (i.e., 80).