Blog posts in Announcements

Announcing PYLON 1.7.1 - Introducing Enhanced Sampling Support

Today we released version 1.7.1 of PYLON for Facebook Topic Data. This release includes some key features that will make it easier for you to build richer analysis results with PYLON. Sampling If you try to record a large audience with PYLON (such as people discussing a box office movie launch) you can quickly hit recording limits, especially if you're sharing your allowances across your end customers. Sampling allows you to record a proportion of interactions that is representative for...

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Studying large audiences with PYLON for Facebook topic data

Release 1.7.1 of PYLON for Facebook Topic Data introduced a number of new features. One key feature is the additional sampling options you now have at your disposal when looking to study large audiences. Analyzing large audiences inside recording limits As a PYLON customer you have a daily recording allowance which you cannot exceed. If you are looking to study a large audience, such as the audience engaging with a global brand, you can quickly hit your recording limits. Sampling allows you...

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Planning Your Migration from API v1.2 to v1.3

Today we released version 1.7 of PYLON for Facebook Topic Data. This release introduces version 1.3 of the DataSift API. For PYLON customers this means significant improvement to features but also code changes to move to the new API. In this post we'll take a look at the changes and cover points you'll need to consider when making the move. Note that version 1.2 of the API will be available for a while yet. Check out the API changelog for full details of planned API deprecations....

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Announcing PYLON 1.7 - Introducing Interaction Filter Swapping

Today we released version 1.7 of PYLON for Facebook Topic Data. This release includes some key features that will make it easier for you to build production solutions with PYLON. Introducing interaction filter swapping Until now recordings and indexes have been tied to the CSDL you defined for your filter. When you compiled your CSDL you received a hash, which in turn was used as the identifier for the index in which recorded data was stored. This meant that if you wanted to update the CSDL...

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Important Announcement on API Versioning

As the DataSift platform continues to develop so does inevitably our API. As we have a full roadmap of new products and features coming up this feels like a good time to clarify how we version our API and how you can best keep up with the changes. You'll see below that we're planning to deprecate a couple of API versions over the coming months, so please take a moment to read about the changes. Developer resources We've created some new resources to help you stay up-to-date....

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