Introducing Transaction Analytics without an Analytics Agent
Getting started with AppDynamics Application Analytics is about to get much easier. In an upcoming release, we’re introducing Analytics without a dedicated Analytics Agent. You’ll be able to extract Transaction Analytics data from the Java Agent directly to the Events Service, with no extra agent configuration required. We’re also introducing a new, intuitive UI design for Analytics that reduces configuration time.
How does it work?
Traditionally, AppDynamics receives Analytics data through the Analytics Agent, which is configured separately from your app agents. The Analytics Agents send your data to the Events Service, which is then sent to the Controller for you to analyze.
In the new deployment model, data still goes through the Events Services to the Controller. However, the data comes directly from your app agent instead of an Analytics Agent.
What do I need to get started?
You can deploy Analytics without an Analytics Agent if you have:
Application Analytics licenses
The latest Java Agent and Controller versions
If you meet these requirements, you don’t need an Analytics Agent to use Transaction Analytics. For log analytics and other app agents, you need to install the Analytics Agent to receive Analytics data.
UI Update for Analytics Configuration
Along with the new, frictionless Analytics deployment, we’re also updating the Controller UI for Analytics Configuration.
You will select your apps and business transactions on a separate tab from data collectors. Enable apps for Analytics quickly with the new select all feature.
The new Controller UI also includes an option to turn on Analytics for all incoming apps. This feature automatically selects all of your apps, as well as each app’s business transactions, significantly decreasing the work required to enable Transaction Analytics.
The first release of Transaction Analytics without a dedicated Analytics Agent is compatible with the Java Agent. We’ll continue to expand our offerings for this feature to include other app agents.