What’s New

Here are our latest changes and improvements

Anodot ❤️ Grafana

  • User Experience

We are happy to announce that the Anodot Grafana Plugins are now officially certified and ready for public use. We know a lot of you have been asking for them so we’re thrilled to be able to deliver these. Please follow the documentation here in order to get started. Have any questions on how to use them? Why don’t you hop on to the #ask-the-expert channel in our Anodot Community?

Anodot Grafana

What’s New for April 7th

  • User Experience
  • Data Collection
  • Bug Fixes

🎁 Collector Updates

  • New Teradata Collector! Read all about it!
  • Telco Customers – New Cacti Integration and Zabbix.

🗃 Feature Enhancements

  • We’ve enabled doing a “Live Edit” to Snowflake ❄️ streams (and updated the list of Snowflake sources)
  • We’ve added Okta support for our On-Prem customers.
  • There is a new design for “No Data” periods in the Alert Console. This is NOT the final design – that will be rolled out next week but you can already see where this is going 🛣

🛠 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where automatic alert creation from a stream wasn’t working.

Slow week at the factory?

🎁 Well, No.

We will not be posting our bi-weekly updates today, as we are preparing some major announcements beginning of April. Stay tuned!

What’s New for March 10

  • User Experience
  • Data Collection
  • Bug Fixes

🎁 Collector Updates

  • You can now use shorter timescales when using the Google Analytics Collector (15, 30 minutes).

🗃 Feature Enhancements

  • Updated the “data sources” page with new categories and better arrangement of the different collectors. You can always see the most up to date integrations here – https://www.anodot.com/integrations/
  • New Message pop-ups design… Oh, all the pretty colors! 🌈
  • You can now set the business impact of a measure directly from the alert editor AND you can now set business impact on Agents! 💰💰💰
  • We’ve improved the ‘info panel’ showing alert details in the Alert Management Page. The design if the new info panel was done in order to present you as much information as possible without going into the alert definition itself…

🛠 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue when editing live Kinesis streams.
  • Fixed an issue in the Alert editor where the simulation failed after changing a function. Several other minor issues in the alert editor were also fixed.

Facebook Ads!

  • Data Collection

Due to popular demand, we are introducing a new collector for Facebook Ads. This collector is planned on evolving into a full blown business package down the road, complete with its pre-defined alerts, dashboards all out of the box. The collector is currently in beta status and we will be happy to open it up to any customer interested. Just ping us at Support@anodot.com

What’s New for February 24

  • User Experience
  • Data Collection
  • APIs

🌟 Facebook Ads Collector

  • Facebook ads collector is here (in Beta). Soon to become a full fledged business package!

🗃 Feature Enhancements

  • The “Show All” link in the Alert Manager now appears regardless of the number triggers. And yes – this is the birthday feature for our own Nadav  🎂 🎁 🥳
  • We’ve added an API support for editing a live stream.

🛠 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with uploading CSV files
  • Fixed some UX issues in the alert console and metric explorer.

What’s New for February 11

  • User Experience
  • Data Collection
  • Bug Fixes

💡New – Zabbix Collector

  • Anodot now supports collecting information from Zabbix via an Agent.

🗃 Feature Enhancements

  • We’ve added support for editing SalesForce streams
  • We’ve enabled editing streams which are in “error” and “paused” state.
  • You can now set a stream owner when you edit a stream for all stream types.
  • We’ve updated our webhook documentation and it can now be found here – https://docs.anodot.com/#anodot-webhook-channel
  • A new variable has been added to alert parameters – {{triggerid}}. See the full documentation on alert variables here

🛠 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with uploading CSV files
  • Fixed an issue with Non Negative Delta in the alert editor as well as an error in the Delta Duration condition display.
  • Fixed an issue when creating alert from “Metric Search”, event correlation was enabled by default

Anodot + Segment = ❤️

  • Data Collection

At Anodot, we are avid Segment users. All user events both from the application itself and the various triggers flows into segment and enables us to make good product decisions and solve issues for our users. So it makes us extra happy that we now have a new Segment Collector. Anodot is now in public beta as part of the segment destination catalog. and we already have customers using it to detect anomalies in their segment data.

Click here to get started.

What’s New for January 27

  • Data Collection
  • APIs
  • Bug Fixes

💡New – AWS SNS Channel

  • Anodot now supports sending alert notification to AWS SNS. Learn more here.

🗃 Feature Enhancements

  • Business Impact now works on Composites as well and can be used with the Webhook channel.
  • Our Google Ads Collector now works on multiple accounts. It also enable filtering “Active Campaigns” only.

🛠 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the table headers in the Alert Management page
  • Fixed the refresh icon showing twice in the Alert console
  • Fixed an issue with Influencing Metrics where on missing data points the condition was ‘passed’
  • Fixed text properties and label design in the new Data Management page.
  • Fixed an issue in converting alert definitions when switching to the new alert editor.

Anodot API documentation now available as open source

  • APIs

😺 We’ve open sourced our API documentation

Following some good feedback we got from our customers (that’s you!) about our API documentation, we’ve decided to open-source it. It was originally based on Slate and we are now making it public. So – feel free to head out to the github repo and re-use at will. The full API is available, as always, at docs.anodot.com

What’s new for January 14

  • User Experience
  • Data Collection
  • Bug Fixes

💡New – Segment Collector

  • Anodot now supports collecting data directly from Segment. We are working together with Segment so that the collector is available as a Segment ‘destination’. Learn more here.

🗃 Feature Enhancements

  • Google Ads Collector new supports filtering of “active/paused” campaigns.
  • A new UX for stream scheduler (For now just for S3 streams).

🔔 New – System Notifications

  • We’ve introduced a special notification for stream owners when one of their streams is in error. Using these notifications, you dont need to define a ‘no data’ alert on streams just to make sure that they are OK. Learn more here.

🛠 Bug Fixes

  • Fixing the gradient color when hovering on a trigger in the alert console
  • Fixed timing of getting CUR files for the AWS Cloud Cost Monitoring
  • Fixed filter section handling small screen height
  • Fixed wrong font height in new data management page.
  • Fixed test size of link in the alert console

Better Metric Usage Reporting

  • Dashboards

In order to enable better reporting on how you use Anodot, We’ve added additional metrics to the service_usage metric. These metrics enables seeing how many metrics your account consumed according to the following dimensions – per stream, per alert and per composite. If you would like to find that stream which suddenly sending too much metrics – it is now very easy to see this data in the metric explorer, create a dashboard based on it or even better – define an alert based on it.

The feature is open to select customers. Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you would like to have it enabled in your account.

What’s new for the first week of January

  • User Experience
  • Data Collection
  • Bug Fixes

🗃 Feature Enhancements

  • Our Snowflake collector now supports Key-Pair Authentication. More details here.
  • We’ve added support for {{open_time}} and {{alert_time}} variables also in epoch format. More details here.

🔍 Alert Console Improvements

  • We’ve cleaned up the fields displayed per metric in the Alert console
  • Business Impact is now available in the Alert console

🛠 Bug Fixes

  • Not being able to choose to receive only OPEN notifications in No Data alert
  • New alert editor is changing alert configurations
  • Alert significance score can’t be edited without saving a new composite
  • Reduce “Composite: No data min duration (minutes)” – not taking under account the customer settings
  • Wrong influencing message when saving alert
  • When editing an S3 file, the schema mapping is not saved
  • summariseToDate enhancement + bug fix

The New Data Management Page is here

  • User Experience
  • Data Collection

🗃  New Data Management Page

We’ve revamped the Data Management page (formerly known as ‘Streams’) to enable better visibility of which data streams and sources you have sending metrics into Anodot.

BTW – For customers who are using Agents to send data to Anodot – Those are now visible in the Data Management page as well.

Learn More

Using Alert Variables

  • User Experience
  • Alerts Improvements

We’ve enriched the number of alert variables you can use when creating the titles and descriptions of alerts. Previously – you could add {{dimension_name}} to an alert description or name and Anodot would fill the relevant name of the dimension being triggered when sending you the notification. We’ve added a bunch of new variables: {{open_time}}, {{trigger_time}}, {{direction}} and more. These can come in very handy when creating a dynamic link to an external system for further investigation, e.g. you can put in the description a link which looks like:

https://grafana.mycompany.com/d/C9ypbqxMz/metrics-dashboards?country={{country}}&starttime={{open_time}}&endtime={{trigger_time}}

More details can be found here.