Optimizing your Webtrends Environment

Discusses improving computing performance and conserving resources.

Webtrends Analytics software can be a very resource-intensive application. In addition to the resources that analysis requires, Webtrends needs to store log files, summary tables, report tables, perhaps a web data warehouse, system and external databases, IP addresses, and page titles. The optimization strategies discussed here can help you improve performance and use fewer resources, as well as the costs associated with limiting resource usage.

Where relevant, recommendations for handling environmental variables in each area, based on average web site requirements. However, each web site has its own unique characteristics, and you should use your own judgment and experience to adjust these recommendations to the requirements of your web site.

Webtrends performance may depend on the decisions you make about storing and backing up data. You will need to balance log file, report, and archive storage with application performance.

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