Jeff, you can get a DW request in tableau format and be done with it (of
course doable only if you have tableau which is worth it). For the data
feeds, they can be humoungous but unless you really need to dig at the
hit level data and are looking at building a DB or find a discrepancy,
it's a waste of your time unless, then again you might get enjoy having
all the benefits of the raw data. If you just want multiple dimensions,
a bunch of metrics as per your above request, then yeah data warehous...
The UI graphs are lacking in ability to distinguish particular events
that sometimes need to be highlighted due to some peculiarities in the
data. The goal is to allow for users and analysts alike to have a
visible pointer or reminder that something is fishy in the data or for
example that a traffic spike was due to some bot traffic from bogustown.
Ideally, users should be able to pick a section of a graph, add a
marker/pointer (like the old calendar events) to indicate a data issue
or comment. ...