Based on the basic requirements of an online operation analysis platform in the big data era, this tutorial provides developers with an end-to-end solution for building such a platform. This solution allows you to write data to the storage system at a high concurrency, and process, analyze, and display data conveniently and efficiently. This tutorial describes how to use big data services of Alibaba Cloud to build an online operation analysis platform.

Business scenario

This tutorial uses HTTP access logs from a real website as the source data. You can analyze the access logs to obtain the following statistics:
  • Page views (PVs) and unique visitors (UVs) of the website by terminal type, such as Android, iPad, iPhone, and PC.
    Note PV and UV are two basic metrics for measuring the traffic of a website. A PV is recorded each time a user visits a webpage. If a user visits the same webpage multiple times, each view will be added as a PV. UVs refer to the unique visitors to the website in one day. If a user visits the website multiple times in one day, the user is counted as only one UV.
  • Source regions of website traffic.