Business transactions

What does this dashboard tell me?

The Business Transactions Dashboard lets you monitor and visually compare traffic for specific API patterns across multiple API proxies. This information helps you understand changes in API traffic that might be caused by specific business, marketing, or partner events.

For example, suppose that your marketing team hosts a program that drives customers to a specific site. The URI pattern for that site will experience an increase in traffic, giving the team a way to measure the impact of the program in real time.

The Business Transactions dashboard

What does this dashboard measure?

Metric Description
Traffic Also known as throughput. The number of API requests and resulting responses seen by the organization.
Average Response Time The time an API takes to respond to an incoming request.
Error Rate The fraction of all API requests that are unsuccessful, that is, the request does not deliver a response as desired by the end user.
Average Data Exchange The size of request and response. That is, the amount of data that is transferred in both directions as a request for an API, and as a response that is generated and delivered to the calling entity.

What else do I need to know about this dashboard?

This dashboard uses standard controls, like the date and data aggregation selectors, hovering over graphs for more context, exporting data to CSV, and so on. To learn more, see Using the analytics dashboards.