Documentation

Getting Started

Getting started with Segment takes just a few minutes once you’ve signed up for an account.

You’ll use one of our library sources to record customer data from your website, mobile app or servers. We transform and route this data to all the integrations you have enabled. You can also gather data from your 3rd party cloud app sources into one warehouse that stores all of your source data and makes it easily accessible.

Spec

The Segment Spec has three components.

  • Outlines the semantic definition of the customer data we capture across all of our libraries and APIs.
  • Details the event data we capture across some of our cloud sources and integrations.
  • Shares the events we recommend you track for a particular industry based on our experience working with thousands of customers.

Sources

We have native library sources for every popular language. The underlying HTTP API is also documented. Collecting customer data with Segment is simple no matter what your setup is. Read more about our library sources here.

Segment also lets you pull in data from cloud sources like Salesforce, Zendesk, and Stripe into a data warehouse to easily query. Our Sources docs will help guide you through the setup of the specific cloud source you want to add. For more information about specific queries, check out our Warehouses section in the Segment Community.

Integrations

Our integrations page is a great place to explore all the tools available on the Segment platform. Once you’re ready to try one out, read the Integration Docs to see how we interact with the tools you’re interested in.

Warehouses

Segment Warehouses helps you optimize your analytics by piping your raw customer data into a data warehouses for deeper exploration and analysis. Our Warehouse docs will help guide you through the setup process to get you up and running in no time.

Joining the Segment Platform

If you’re interested in connecting your tool or application with Segment, first apply to join the Segment platform. Our team will guide you through the integration process, and our partner docs will tell you everything you need to know along the way.


If you have any questions or see anywhere we can improve our documentation, please let us know or kick off a conversation in the Segment Community!