DataStream 1 Migration Guidance

Learn about the main differences between DataStream 1 and 2, enhancements in DataStream 2, and get to know how to migrate to DataStream 2.

The future of data delivery at Akamai is now

Data is more important than ever and Akamai is committed to providing the data our customers need at low latency. DataStream 2 is more than the latest version of DataStream, it is the evolution of our log collection and processing infrastructure in order to provide fast raw data delivery at planetary scale. DataStream 2 provides the same access logs that power our reporting and billing applications, as a result there are some key differences between DataStream 1 and 2 that customers will need to know in order to make migration as seamless as possible.

Key differences between DataStream 1 and 2

DataStream 2 is designed to scale and support data delivery for all requests on the Akamai platform, going beyond the limitations of DataStream 1. DataStream 2 is also included with content delivery and comes with no additional charge. DataStream 2 is still under active development, which means there are a few features that have not yet been implemented in DataStream 2. Check the DataStream release notes to stay up to date on new features.

Here are the DataStream 2 product enhancements:

Supported destinations
  • Amazon S3
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Datadog
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Splunk
  • custom HTTPS endpoint
Data fields and formats
Additional features
  • No limits, data provided for every edge request
  • Upload failure alerting

Low latency aggregated data in ACC reports

Akamai understands customers need more than just raw data, and low latency metrics are essential for monitoring. In order to provide consistent, high quality aggregated data with low latency, we are making significant improvements to the reporting experience by leveraging the same log processing infrastructure as DataStream 2.

Using third party cloud destinations, customers may also leverage DataStream 2 raw logs to build their own aggregated reports, which provide additional flexibility to capture the metrics that matter most to their business.

How to migrate to DataStream 2

All customers will need to migrate from DataStream 1 to DataStream 2. There are functional differences between DataStream 1 and 2, so before planning your migration, make sure that your data delivery requirements are met by DataStream 2. You can refer to the list of available and planned features above and in product documentation. When you are ready to proceed with the migration, reach out to your account team to get DataStream 2 enabled in the Akamai Marketplace. If you don’t have access to the Marketplace, reach out to your Akamai sales representative.

Once you have DataStream 2 added to your account, you can configure your DataStream 2 streams by following the steps in the user guide. You can enable DataStream 2 alongside Datastream 1 to ensure an uninterrupted flow of data. The decommission of DataStream 1 is planned for May 31st, 2022 to give customers ample time to migrate their existing workflows.