Kentik Market Intelligence Insights are here!
Early this year we launched Kentik Market Intelligence to spell out the internet interconnection ecosystem for you. It crunches large amounts of public BGP routing data, and scores and ranks all networks in any market based on the size of their customer base.
With this new release, we've added a significant feature set: Kentik Market Intelligence Insights.
KMI Insights? Tell me more...
Insights are the relevant news items around the networks and markets you care about. When crunching the billions of BGP dump entries multiple times a day, our platform now identifies interesting insights that get contextualized in the KMI UI, coloring them with the networks involved and the market they are observed in.
Sample insights can be: <This provider> added <this transit customer> within <this geography> for instance, or any network adding new providers, as well as rank changes and changes in routing announcements between two networks.
Each insight comes with a certain amount of mandatory attributes:
- A Customer Network: as identified in the Provider/Customer ASN relation we crunch with every run
- A Provider Network: as identified in the Provider/Customer ASN relation we crunch with every run
- A Market: the market this insight applies to
- Insights type: as explained before, our engine classifies insights based on their nature (see list in the screenshot above)
- Magnitude: an arbitrary 1-5 value that helps order these insights from most important to least important, which is most often correlated with the change in prefix score, either plus or minus, between two networks
All these attributes have two purposes: helping the Kentik Market Intelligence UI display them in context (see further down this announcement), and allowing users to slide and dice these insights and tailor them to any subset they'd like to keep track of.
A new "Top insights" panel now appears on the right side of the landing page, it can be collapsed/expanded using the top right [insights] toggle.
The landing page will display unfiltered insights, ordered by magnitude, and this list of insights will by default follow the market filter used on the landing ranking screen.
This side panel can be configured to include or exclude specific types of insights, or to extend the period covered by the insights.
When navigating to any Network Details screen, the insights right-side panel will be displayed on the "Overview" tab for this network, and filtered to focus on the investigated network.
Track Networks and Markets that matter to you !
A while back, we introduced Observation Deck, which is a place for every user to compose their landing page with the areas of network visibility that specifically matter to them, based on widgets from specific workflows and areas of the product.
Kentik Market Intelligence now has its first widget and it's powerful!
In the future, we will add more KMI-related widgets to the Observation Deck so that you can embed widgets showing rankings and visualizations from KMI.
We hope you'll enjoy this update as much as we do. Please send us your feedback on it, we'd love to hear what you think!