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Basic and Enhanced Analytics Tier

Basic and Enhanced Analytics tiers are available with the Cloud Flex account model.

Enhanced and Basic Analytics

If your Cloud Flex plan type is provisioned with both Enhanced and Basic Analytics, you now have the ability to mark your datasets as Enhanced or Basic. This can be accomplished on the Partitions page at the moment a partition is created.

This will define the type of analytical capabilities that you can use when searching or analyzing the data. The amount of data you can Ingest as either Basic or Enhanced is defined by your account provisioning.

Creating Enhanced or Basic Analytics Partitions

If an account is enabled to create both Enhanced and Basic Analytics datasets, on the Partitions page, upon clicking the Add button, in the create partition popup, you can select one of the two types.


 

Keep in mind when you choose your analytics tier:

  • After a partition is created as Enhanced or Basic, it cannot be changed. If you decide to change the underlying data type, the partition has to be decommissioned and a new one must be created
  • The General Index cannot be marked as Basic Analytics, it is always Enhanced

Searching/Analyzing

How you can search Enhanced and Basic Analytics tier partitions differs:

Query Type

Enhanced Analytics

Partitions Only

Basic Analytics

Partitions Only

Both Partitions in the Same Query

Interactive Queries

YES

Partitions can be specified or not

YES

Partitions have to be specified

YES

Same rules as for Basic

Live Tail

YES

NO

N/A

Dashboards

YES

NO

NO

Scheduled Searches

YES

NO

NO

Alert and Views

YES

NO

NO

API Queries

YES

NO

NO

Basically, when you are searching for data marked as Basic Analytics type, you must explicitly reference that partition/index.

Common Error Messages

If you try to add a panel to a dashboard with a Basic Analytics partition, you will see this error:

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When you attempt a Scheduled View or Scheduled Search with Basic Analytics partition there will be an error message to let you know that you can’t create it.