What is Analytica?
Analytica is an analytics product operating natively on JSON documents and MongoDB. It does not require ETL or any data transformation, but provides a language based on a hierarchical algebra that supports operating on document structures directly. Any analytics you need can be specified using the Analytica language.
How do I start using Analytica?
Download Analytica from the downloads page, install it and start defining your analytics: www.analytica.com/downloads
How can I learn about Analytics?
Analytica provides different materials to get familiar with its architecture, concepts, clients and approaches. Please visit www.analytica.com and checkout the various sections.
Why yet another analytics tool?
Analytica is built from the ground up to support JSON documents natively without requiring ETL, data transformation or programming at all. Analytica provides a declarative language that supports dynamic ad-hoc creation of analytics rules as you need them for your business. The language is fully aware and fully supporting the hierarchical structure of JSON documents making the definition of reports easy and quick.
Does Analytica provide a REST interface?
Yes, the Analytica server provides a REST interface. All Analytica clients operate against this REST interface and customers can use the same REST interface embedding analytics into their infrastructure as needed. The REST interface returns JSON objects, making the integration consistent with the JSON-native Analytica architecture.
Can Analytica be invoked from programming language?
Yes. Analytica exposes its complete functionality through a REST interface and any programming language supporting JSON over HTTP can make use of this interface.
Is Analytica a hosted service?
Analytica is an installed product, not a service. Analytica can be installed on Linux, OSX and Windows. You can install Analytica into your local environment (like laptops or servers), on into your cloud, wherever it makes most sense for your situation.
Can Analytica connect to a hosted MongoDB database?
Yes, Analytica can connect to a hosted MongoDB database. Companies hosting MongoDB databases provide the database name, server connectivity information (host and port) and either provide user name and password or allow customers to define the database user name and password. All this is standard connectivity data and can be used inside Analytica to connect to hosted MongoDB databases.
Is Analytica a real-time MongoDB monitoring tool?
Analytica is a tool that gives you the ability to analyze your production data. It gives you access to your data from an analytics perspective and a language that allows you to define the analytics you need. Analytics is not monitoring your MongoDB instances.
Is Analytica domain specific?
No. Analytica is not domain specific. Analytica is a generic environment that can be used in all possible application or business domains.