Visualizing the Streaming Video Network

Visualizing the Streaming Video Network

Introducing Hive Insights One of the unique capabilities of Hive Streaming is providing a viewer-centric view of the network during the event – much more than traditional player-based metrics (limited to the browser). So with our Q2 release, we’re proud to introduce Hive Insights – a series of interactive reports offering unprecedented detail into the streaming network. A Graphical View of the Network First up are the Cluster and Radial Graphs. The Cluster graph presents a fractal, interactive view of the network over the course of the streaming video event. The user can scale the nodes of the Cluster graph from the Site level down to Subnets or even individual viewers. The nodes are sized based on the amount of streaming traffic they distributed. The user can dig deeper by selecting a node and dragging it out of the cluster to more closely examine how much content passed through that point in the network. The user can also select a node to see which other nodes were served. Here’s a video source highlighted: With the video source highlighted – the user can see exactly which Sites pulled content directly from the origin. The rest of the traffic was efficiently shared internally. The radial graph is one of our favorites – you can see elements of it in our logo. The radial at the left illustrates the distribution of all video streams over the course of the streaming video event – including streams pulled from the video source and those shared within the network.   Highlight an inbound stream and see which viewers shared that stream. At right, the user drags...
Announcing the release of Hive Sonar

Announcing the release of Hive Sonar

Since its inception, Hive Streaming has been focused on the deep understanding of enterprise networks. Our industry leading enterprise video distribution technology, would not have been possible without having the ability to automatically discover and learn the structure of a given enterprise network. With the release of Hive Sonar, we provide enterprise network administrators with the ability to: View the routing topology of their network and track how it changes over time Perform service tests to quickly identify problematic segments of the network and drill down to individual devices. Track network assets Test CDN routing Read...