The best way to perform an in-depth analysis of Azure Application Insights data with Birst is to load Azure Application Insights data to a database or cloud data warehouse, and then connect Birst to this database and analyze data. Skyvia can easily load Azure Application Insights data to a database or a cloud data warehouse of your choice.
ELT process supposes simple copying cloud data to a data warehouse or a database as-is, leaving all the transformation tasks for the database server. This is often uses, for example, when loading data to cloud data warehouses with affordable and nearly unlimited computing power for transformations. In Skyvia, this task is solved with easy-to-configure Replication packages.
ETL process supposes that data structure in source and target is different, and data must be transformed before loading it into target database. For example, you may want to create a schema for OLAP or simply have target tables for data already created. In Skyvia, this is task solved with Import packages, having powerful mapping and transformation capabilities.
All you need to do is to specify parameters for connecting to Azure Application Insights and data warehouse and select metrics and dimensions.
Skyvia’s Replication Tool will painlessly ensure you always have the most current data from Azure Application Insights in your data warehouse.
You don't need to prepare the database — Skyvia creates a table, corresponding to your report, in the data warehouse automatically.
Skyvia offers powerful mapping features for data transformations. You can use complex expressions and formulas, lookups, etc.
With Skyvia all the relations between the imported Azure Application Insights objects will be preserved. You need just to specify them in mapping.