The Syntasa software is a powerful platform that enables you to quickly build a wide variety of data pipelines and solutions. With such flexibility, there are numerous configurations, objects, and modules that are available.
The main menu, accessed via the icon ( ), organizes these items keeping the most used menus being the most accessible. Each menu is described in detail below, but the menus are grouped from a high level per the following:
- Foundational objects - Resources and Templates are foundational objects to be defined before being able to build apps
- Building apps, notebooks - Platform and Audience items are used daily to build apps, audiences, monitor jobs, etc.
Create, edit, and view apps that have been built in the environment. The apps are organized into groups based on functionality and templates available for each function:
- Workspace - Primary building area, this is the home of apps, dashboards, and notebooks
- Activity - System-wide monitoring module with various views on jobs, executions, and events
- Dataflows - Create diagrams showing how specific production apps are interconnected
- Dashboards - Dashboards are also within Workspace, but this is a dedicated view for users only interested in dashboards
The Syntasa Audience solution provides users with Data Management Platform (DMP) capabilities of organizing centralized behavioral and non-behavioral user data into attributes, combining attributes to create audience segments, and passing the audiences to downstream systems, such as Demand Side Platforms (DSP), Facebook, Yahoo!, Google Analytics, Nielsen.
- Data Layers - The foundation of an audience, the creation of a data layer selects the datasets available for defining attributes
- Apps - Users build attributes, audiences, and select the audiences to send to downstream systems
- Activation - Only available to users with the role of System Admin, this allows for viewing and updating the schedules for all audience-related apps, i.e. attributes, audiences, sync
Foundational objects that are used to build and store apps and their related data. Connections and stores are required before apps can be built; events and files are optional, but also useful when running experiments, building apps, and scheduling jobs.
- Connections - Define various types of inbound and outbound integrations such as file locations, databases, APIs, etc.
- Events - Define events, such as file watchers, that can be used as a notification or to trigger a job
- Files - A file object allows you to encapsulate and upload one or more files from your local machine to the platform
- Stores - Various database types to store apps, data, and Syntasa-specialized information
Similar to resources, templates are also building blocks for apps, but when defined instead of being distinct objects there are individual instances generated based on the template.
- Process - Known as User Defined Processes (UDP), gives the ability for a user to provide a custom no-code process for other users to (re)use in apps by dragging them into the workflow canvas as can be done with the system-defined processes.
- Runtime - Determine the template for the size and settings of clusters used in job and experiment processing. Separate cluster instances, based on the selected runtime template, are created/started when jobs, notebooks, etc. invoke a computing resource.