Key concepts and terms

Here’s a brief overview of key concepts that you came across when setting up DataStream 2.

DataStream 2
Lets you create data streams for your properties to provide scalable, low latency streaming of data in raw form. You can configure your data stream to bundle and push logs to a destination for storing and monitoring.
Data stream
Collects logs about edge request-response cycles for up to three properties. It bundles these logs and sends to a destination every 30 or 60 seconds.
Log types
You can configure data streams to collect and deliver raw data log type.
Raw data
Raw log information about edge request-response cycles on the Akamai platform. Your stream bundles logs in a file and sends to your destination as a list of separated values. You can use raw data logs to find details about specific incidents, search the logs for instances using a specific IP address, or analyze the patterns of multiple attacks.
Data set
Defines a predefined set of parameters that you can monitor in edge request-response cycles. You can choose or ignore which parameters you want to receive in your logs. See Data set parameters.
Stream mode
You can configure your data stream to push your log data to a single destination.
Push stream
Defines a stream that sends data to a specific destination for storing, monitoring, and analytical purposes. See Destination.
Destination
The endpoint where a data stream sends log data. You can only select one destination for your data stream. These are possible destinations:
Amazon S3
Provides cloud object storage for your data. For more information, see Getting started with Amazon S3.
Azure Storage
Provides object storage for data objects that is highly available, secure, durable, scalable, and redundant. See Azure Blob Storage.
Datadog
Provides monitoring for servers, databases, and services, allows for stacking and aggregating metrics. See Datadog.
Google Cloud Storage
Provides a cloud-based storage with low latency, high durability and worldwide accessibility. See Google Cloud Storage.
Splunk
Provides an interface for advanced metrics, monitoring and data analysis. See Splunk.
Content delivery property
You manage content delivery by creating and configuring delivery properties. These configurations control how edge servers handle and respond to HTTP(S) requests from end users. For example, requests for web sites, software or game downloads, audio and video streams, or images. See content delivery products.

DataStream offers the ability to collect performance logs against selected delivery properties and streams them to configured destinations. This facilitates downstream data reporting, analytics for usage, and delivery performance visibility.

DataStream 2 lets you:
  • monitor up to 100 properties in a stream.
  • enable log collection for all requests within a property.
  • enable log collection for requests matching specific criteria.
  • sample the amount of data the data stream provides for a single property.