Raw Google Analytics data in your data warehouse
- No sampling
- No data collection limits
- You own and control the data
PS! This solution can work without sending data to GA at all and will work after GA stops processing data on july 1, 2023 - making it a perfect alternative to Google Analytics UA.
Supports both UA and GA4
How does it work?
Our team will support with the implementation, configuration and maintenance.
1. Tracking code modification
A small modification to the Google Analytics tracking code is required in order to enable streaming all hits to our data processing pipeline. This is known as Parallel Tracking.
2. Data processing
Our data processing engine receives and processes all hits very similar to Google Analytics. This system can scale almost infinitely and is free from data processing limits existing in Google Analytics.
3. Data is stored in your data warehouse
Our default data warehouse is Google BigQuery but we can work with almost any vendor. All data is processed and available for reporting within seconds.
You own the data
Collect all the data into your own cloud data warehouse.
Get access to raw hit-level data and queries with no sampling.
Build reports with any level of complexity by querying your data with SQL.
As an alternative to Google Analytics
Google Analytics Universal Analytics is going away on July 1, 2023. Now’s the time to find your alternative.
Here’s how Parallel Tracking can work as a perfect replacement for Google Analytics.
1. The exact same trackers and tracking syntax
As Parallel Tracking uses the same trackers as Google Analytics, you’re likely to have them on your site already. If not, they’re easy to set up and most of the industry is familiar with how they work. Almost all methods, including analytics.js (snippet on your site), Google Tag Manager, Measurement Protocol, Segment.com and others are supported.
2. Data model you know and love
Most analytics tools, including GA4, don’t have the intuitive data model that you are familiar with from Google Analytics UA. With Parallel Tracking, you’ll get sessions, bounce rate, Google Ads integration and everything else out of the box.
Some might argue that this model is outdated for some use cases. No worries, Parallel Tracking gives you all of the benefits of an event-driven data model too with unlimited custom attributes and full access to raw data.
3. Full control and ownership of your data
That’s right. All data you collect is stored in a data warehouse you own and control. That means you can choose to store your data within the EU, for example, to meet the privacy requirements. No need to worry about your data being used for something you didn’t agree with.
Why choose our data pipeline service?
Need a custom attribution model? Combine data from multiple websites, apps or other sources? Not happy with how Google Analytics aggregates data and calculates certain metrics? Parallel Tracking is fully customizable to meet your needs in how data is being collected, processed, stored and accessed for reporting.
2. Secure & Reliable
All of the mission-critical parts of the data pipeline are living in one of the most reliable cloud computing platforms – Google Cloud Platform. This ensures your systems can scale automatically and you don’t have to worry about managing the infrastructure.
All hits are available for reporting within seconds. Sessions are processed once a day. This means your team can make decisions faster, giving you a great competitive advantage. Having access to real-time data is critical for machine learning algorithms used for product recommendations and more.
4. Full Control & Ownership
While data-related tools are getting more powerful, many of them want to remain in power of your data. Some of the tools on the market don’t even allow exports of your raw data. We make sure you own and control all the data in your data warehouse.
5. Technical support and advice
All plans come with technical support available for implementation, custom modifications or general support for managing your data infrastructure.
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