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GoodData BI & Analytics

Below we show an abstract of our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics research on the software vendor GoodData and its product range (such as GoodData Platform). GoodData BI & Analytics scores better in our independent study than Information Builders but slightly worse than Dundas. GoodData is outstanding in self-service BI and comes out the least strong in the category artificial intelligence. Within the context of BI & Analytics, we have put together the main advantages and disadvantages of GoodData Platform, and group them by component (Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, big data, data analytics, AI and data science). We also point out the highlights of the main products such as GoodData Platform et cetera.

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How does GoodData BI & Analytics score on certain components?

Score of GoodData Platform software.Figure 1: Scorecard of the BI provider GoodData. A vendor can score a maximum of 100%. Source: the BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Do you need additional information about the survey structure? Click here to download this guide.

In our survey we also looked at all relevant products of GoodData software. More than 690 evaluation criteria were examined. The bar chart below gives good insight into the strengths and weaknesses of GoodData Platform. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the suppliers in our guide. We do not sell licenses, we do not make deals or have relationship with the vendor. Among other things, we help and advise companies in the proper selection of BI tooling.

The GoodData analysis has been established by intercepting big data and from there it was analyzed in-depth. More than 2,505 documents we have reviewed (since the inception of this research) from this vendor. In this analysis both algorithms and the critical eye of a senior BI expert played a distinguished role in finalizing the validation process.

GoodData and their complete BI & Analytics product portfolio

The vendor GoodData has (a minimum of) 1 product in the realm of BI & Analytics. In order of relevance we rank and describe the products below:

What is GoodData Platform?

In this paragraph, we display the details of GoodData Platform, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be best defined by the following characteristics:

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GoodData Platform in action
Figure 2, 3 and 4: Overlying figures show the operation of GoodData Platform. Click on an image to magnify.

Recent innovations of GoodData Platform-tools and the version history

Recently, we see a positive evolution in terms of BI & Analytics functionality and support for operating systems, cloud platforms and connectivity. The latest innovations are in the areas of data governance > data catalog, BI infrastructure > scalability and data connectivity > MongoDB.

We reviewed GoodData’s most current versions of its complete BI & Analytics proposition. As far as we can tell, GoodData does not use an identifiable version numbering system.

What are the licensing costs of GoodData Platform?

It is difficult to determine exactly what a license of GoodData Platform costs because it depends on the country, the number of users (also consider the amount of CPUs for server versions), the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. If you do this a few weeks before the end of GoodData’s fiscal quarter, you may be in for a decent discount. As part of a cloud-first strategy, it makes sense running the software in the cloud, you only pay for the actual use. The purchase cost of GoodData Platform may not be the most important costs, but maintenance and support of course do limit your future investment scope.

The advantages and disadvantages of GoodData Platform

Tag cloud of the GoodData Platform tools.Figure 5: Tag cloud of the strengths and weaknesses of GoodData BI & Analytics

Get to know the key features of GoodData BI & Analytics in the following topic paragraphs. There we describe all the advantages and disadvantages of GoodData BI & Analytics, GoodData Platform, et cetera. These are not necessarily definitive because: GoodData may be working on developing features that meet specific customer needs at this time (such as support for Sharepoint, Impala, Teradata, high availability, data quality, Esri, IBM Db2, load balancing, IIS and OLE DB). It may also be that a feature has not yet been adequately described.

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1. GoodData Self-service BI

45%

GoodData has a moderate score in our current BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Self-service BI’, given that they score 45% on this, compared to other vendors. However, this is one of the best engineered parts of GoodData. We used the following selection criteria: self-service data preparation, self-service analysis, self-service data discovery and self-service data visualization. In total, we examined 16 features within this discipline. Would you like to delve further into the topic ‘Self-service BI’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

2. GoodData BI Infrastructure

42%

GoodData has a moderate performance in our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics study on the subject ‘BI Infrastructure’. The company scores 42% on this topic, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: authentication, infrastructure, embedded analytics, SaaS, scalability, high availability and operating systems. In total, we examined 166 selection criteria within this main theme. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘BI Infrastructure’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

3. GoodData Business Intelligence

41%

GoodData has a moderate performance in our study on the section ‘Business Intelligence’. The score amounts to 41%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: reporting, dashboards and CRM. In doing so, we assessed the following products: GoodData Platform. In total, we examined 75 criteria within this section. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

4. GoodData Big Data

33%

The company has a moderate rating in our current BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Big Data’ with a score of 33%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: big data analytics, IoT analytics and big data analysis. In total, we examined 58 aspects in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Big Data’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

5. GoodData Data Integration

32%

GoodData has a moderate rating in our study of the theme ‘Data Integration’. The score amounts to 32%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: data warehousing, data hub, data virtualization, data integration platform, data wrangling, cross-database joins and Extract-Transform-Load. In total, we examined 83 criteria in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

6. GoodData Decision Management

30%

The vendor GoodData has a moderate score in our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics study on the subject ‘Decision Management’. The company scores 30% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: performance management, decision-making platform, decision optimization, automated decision-making, real-time decisioning and decision planning. In total, we examined 30 criteria in this category. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Decision Management’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

7. GoodData Data Governance

27%

The vendor GoodData has a poor performance in our study on the subject ‘Data Governance’. The company scores 27% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data management, data quality, data catalog, data encryption and data lineage. In total, we examined 82 aspects in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

8. GoodData Real-time Analytics

27%

The company has a poor score in our study on the subject ‘Real-time Analytics’ with a score of 27%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: real-time, real-time data, data ingestion, near real-time, real-time insights and real-time data warehousing. In total, we examined 20 criteria in this category. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Real-time Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

9. GoodData Data Discovery

26%

The company has a poor rating in our study on the subject ‘Data Discovery’ with a score of 26%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: analysis, data visualization, notifications, standard deviation, data storytelling and share insights. In total, we examined 394 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Data Discovery’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

10. GoodData Analytics

25%

GoodData has a poor rating in our study on the subject ‘Analytics’. The company scores 25% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: advanced analytics, analytics platform, marketing analytics, retail analytics, sales analytics and data center analytics. In doing so, we studied the following products: GoodData Platform. In total, we examined 127 features within this discipline. Would you like to become more proficient in the topic ‘Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

11. GoodData Data Connectivity

24%

The vendor GoodData has a poor score in our study of the theme ‘Data Connectivity’ with a score of 24%, relative to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: connectivity, Google Analytics and Google BigQuery. In total, we examined 95 aspects in this category. Would you like to become more proficient in the topic ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2022.

12. GoodData Performance Optimization

23%

GoodData has a poor rating in our independent BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Performance Optimization’. The company scores 23% on this topic, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: caching, parallel processing, materialized views, data pipelines and quantum computing. In total, we examined 29 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Performance Optimization’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2022.

13. GoodData Mobile Business Intelligence

21%

The company has a poor performance in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’ with a score of 21%, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: Android, iPad and iPhone. In total, we examined 11 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

14. GoodData Multidimensional Models

19%

The company has a poor rating in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Multidimensional Models’. The score amounts to 19%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: OLAP, DAX, MOLAP, ROLAP and tabular data models. In total, we examined 16 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Multidimensional Models’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

15. GoodData Artificial Intelligence

15%

GoodData has a poor performance in our study of the theme ‘Artificial Intelligence’. The score amounts to 15%, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: machine learning, data science, data mining, algorithms, natural language processing and linear regression. In total, we examined 171 features within this discipline. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Artificial Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

Education and training course GoodData BI & Analytics

We provide various classes in the field of BI & Analytics but can also provide specific GoodData training, for example as incompany. Then think about the following software: GoodData Platform. Of course, such training is framed with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

Final judgment: GoodData Platform scores reasonably well

GoodData has a minimal product portfolio with which it scores reasonably well in our BI & Analytics survey. GoodData BI & Analytics innovates (approximately) at an average rate of between 6 and 15 features per year, is active (for now) in a few sectors, and specializing in self-service BI.

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