You typically use the Experience Platform Edge Network Server API to collect data from devices like IoT devices, set-top boxes, desktop applications. Then send that data to the Edge network and then to services like Adobe Analytics.
Also consider the Edge Network Server API when you require sensitive data to be collected securely and authenticated across the network. See Authentication for more information.
A high-level overview of the implementation tasks:
|1||Ensure you have defined a report suite.||Report Suite Manager|
|2||Setup schemas and datasets. To standardize data collection for use across applications that leverage Adobe Experience Platform, Adobe has created the open and publicly documented standard, Experience Data Model (XDM).||Schemas UI overview and Datasets UI overview|
|3||Configure a datastream. A datastream represents the server-side configuration when using the API's from the Adobe Experience Platform Edge Network API.||Configure a datastream|
|4||Implement and test data collection using the Single event data and Batch event data collection APIs.||Single-event data collection|
Batch event data collection
|5||Add an Adobe Analytics service to your datastream. That service controls whether and how data is sent to Adobe Analytics.||Interacting with Adobe Analytics|