Disabling XDB Analytics In Sitecore 8
Posted 07/20/2016 by Ed Kapuscinski
There have been numerous times that I've been looking to disable Sitecore's XDB/Analytics system recently, and I hadn't found a good article online about how to do it.
So, therefore, here's the reference I was looking for.
Previously, you would just have to set the value of the "Analytics.Enabled" setting in the /App_Config/Include/Sitecore.Analytics.config file to false as Sitecore recommended. However, in Sitecore 8 that setting's location has moved.
The setting is now named "Xdb.Enabled" and it is found in the /App_Config/Include/Sitecore.Xdb.config file.
Hopefully this post gets good exposure, and Sitecore updates the location in their documentation.