WURFL for Hydrolix
WURFL for Hydrolix adds device detection into your Hydrolix platform’s stream processing, storage, and query analytics. Adding rich device information to log data during ingest has never been easier. Just get a WURFL license key, select from more than 500 device capabilities, and insert the key into Hydrolix’s configuration.
OTT Video services using Hydrolix for Content Delivery Network (CDN) analysis can easily add valuable Smart TV, Smartphone, and video codec playback capabilities to their data and queries.
|Adds rich device information during Hydrolix's ingest of log data from multiple sources.
|Hydrolix has WURFL as a pre-installed add in.
|Quickly add WURFL device information as another dimension of log analysis. Couple this with Hydrolix's highly compressed storage, auto-scaling operations, and fast indexed searches.
|OTT Video Servics
|On-Premise with Hydrolix platform
|Device Capability Fields
|User selects for inclusion with license
|# of Detections
|Tiered pricing in license
Key Point Adds rich device information during Hydrolix's ingest of log data from multiple sources. Supported Platforms Hydrolix has WURFL as a pre-installed add in. Benefits Quickly add WURFL device information as another dimension of log analysis. Couple this with Hydrolix's highly compressed storage, auto-scaling operations, and fast indexed searches. Industries OTT Video Servics
Use Cases Analytics Location On-Premise with Hydrolix platform Device Capability Fields User selects for inclusion with license Updates Automatic, Weekly # of Detections Tiered pricing in license
Hydrolix now offers an integration of ScientiaMobile’s WURFL. Once you have a WURFL license from ScientiaMobile, you can activate WURFL device detection in Hydrolix with only a small configuration change.
ScientiaMobile is constantly updating and expanding its Device Description Repository (DDR) to ensure accurate coverage of the newest devices, including long-tail Indian and Chinese devices. WURFL DDR covers 100,000 device profiles, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs, and game consoles. As the DDR grows, detection performance stays high through use of caching and efficient database architecture.
ScientiaMobile offers a wide selection of WURFL capabilities from which commercially-licensed users can choose.
These include virtual capabilities that combine the logic of several core capabilities. For example, “form_factor” will identify the device as “desktop”, “smartphone”, “tablet”, or several other classifications of devices. This saves developers effort needed to create their own logic to address common business questions. Developers can use these capabilities to provide more fine-grained optimization, control, and analytics.
Likewise, ScientiaMobile’s premium WURFL capabilities can provide valuable insights into the economic profiles of enterprise’s website visitors.
For example, by analyzing data from ScientiaMobile’s “av1_hardware_decode_level” field, you can determine how many of your customers are using devices with a chipset that can decode the av1 video codec. With this information, video platforms can decide when their audience is ready to adopt the av1 codec before they invest in av1 encoding architecture.
Accuracy and Updates
WURFL achieves over 99% accuracy by searching the internet and analyzing over two billion user agents per month. ScientiaMobile quickly identifies new devices, including long-tail Indian and Chinese devices, and delivers high-quality device intelligence updates to commercial customers every week.
A new device data snapshot is released weekly on Sunday night. WURFL’s XML Updater can automatically check for a new device data XML snapshot from your customer vault, download, and reload the engine. It can do this with no interruptions to serving requests.
ScientiaMobile works steadily to deliver API improvements that increase accuracy, accelerates speed, and supports new device capabilities and features. Historically, ScientiaMobile releases API updates on a quarterly basis. Hydrolix customers will integrate these API updates into their release schedule.
User-Agent String and User-Agent Client Hints
In addition to User-Agent Strings, WURFL also supports User-Agent (UA) Client Hints. WURFL will automatically process UA Clients Hints included in the HTTP request, recognize frozen User-Agent Strings, and reconcile the two. This way, WURFL continues to provide the industry-leading accuracy that users expect.
Many internet leaders like Google and Amazon use WURFL in their global, high-volume detection operations. Over 15 years, ScientiaMobile has developed an efficient data structure and well-tuned API search algorithms, delivering high-performance device detection that does not sacrifice quality and accuracy.
Embedded in Hydrolix, WURFL’s API performs blazingly fast. Its effective use of multi-threading and caching enables WURFL to perform several million lookups per second on benchmarked multi-core processors.
Customers receive enterprise-level ticketed support. Support specialists with over 30 years combined experience in device detection provide fast responses to developers. ScientiaMobile actively moderates and responds to the enterprise-level tickets.