What Is Real User Monitoring?

Real User Monitoring (RUM) provides performance monitoring of Web pages based on data collected from real end users. With RUM, we are able to gather data about an individual page request, and send that data back for processing.
Note: RUM monitors Web pages that contain an HTML head section and use the “text/html” content type. A content type is a header that describes the file type that follows. The browser uses this information to render the content properly.

RUM collects the following types of information:

  • Performance metrics
  • Dimension data, which describe properties of the request, such as
    • Browser
    • Platform used
    • Geography
    • Features used with the request (for more information, see Integration with Other Features).
      Note: URLs that are rarely requested will not have statistically meaningful data.