Planning to offload data to a third-party system

Review the considerations for offloading data from your IBM® API Connect Analytics deployment to a third-party system for additional storage and analysis.

The analytics event data that is generated by the Gateway and collected by the analytics subsystem can be offloaded to a third-party service in real-time. The third-party service can provide enhanced monitoring, alerting, storage, and/or analysis, in addition to what the built-in Analytics subsystem provides. Multiple target systems are supported, and the data can be modified prior to offloading.

APIC supports offloading analytics data to the following third-party systems:

  • HTTP(s) endpoints
  • OpenSearch
  • Elasticsearch
  • Apache Kafka
  • Syslog servers

For instructions on configuring your offload settings, see Offloading data to a third-party system.

If you do not need internal storage and only want to use the third-party system for working with your analytics data, consider disabling internal storage entirely as explained in Planning to disable internal storage.