GoodData BI & Analytics

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Author: Daan van Beek MSc
Senior GoodData BI consultant
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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 Dundas but slightly worse than Infor. Of all the categories in our independent study, GoodData has the best performance in self-service BI and scored the worst in multidimensional models. Within the context of BI & Analytics, we have put together the main advantages and disadvantages of GoodData Platform, and group them by component (BI, big data, data analytics, AI, and data science). We also point out the highlights of the main products such as GoodData Platform et cetera.

How does GoodData BI & Analytics score on certain components?

In our survey, we also looked at all relevant products of GoodData software. More than 720 evaluation criteria were examined. The bar chart below gives good insight into the strengths and weaknesses of GoodData Platform, compared to other BI & Analytics tools. 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 any relationship with the vendor. Among other things, we help and advise companies in the proper selection of BI tooling.

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 2024. Do you need additional information about the survey structure? Click here to download this guide.

The GoodData analysis has been established by intercepting big data and from there it was analyzed in-depth. More than 3,560 documents were 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.The BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 Image of The BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024In our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics Guide we have collected all the ins and outs of GoodData for you. You get access to hundreds of (shorter) trainings, tech talks, lectures, demos, tutorials, and so on and always have the latest BI & AI news. This mini-course also assists you in profoundly improve your knowledge about BI & Analytics.GoodData in our BI & Analytics Guide

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:

  • analytics
  • analytics platform
  • cloud analytics
  • CSV
  • dashboards
  • data visualization
  • java
  • scalability
  • SDK
  • Slack

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functions (100+) of GoodData Platform? Download the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

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Screen shot of GoodData Platform software.
Picture of GoodData Platform tools.
GoodData Platform in action
Figures 2, 3, and 4: Overlying images illustrate how GoodData Platform functions. Click on an image to magnify. Credits: GoodData & partners.

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 discovery > data visualization > waterfall chart, data discovery > analysis > sentiment analysis, and analytics > web analytics.

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 to run 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.

What makes GoodData BI & Analytics worth watching

In our study, we see that GoodData in the field of BI & Analytics software has several specific features which may be the deciding factor in purchasing. This makes GoodData Platform more or less unique: data warehouse API, usage analytics, pervasive analytics, PDF report, and cloud-native analytics.

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. 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 OLAP, ad hoc reporting, Impala, streaming, Sharepoint, Informix, high availability, load balancing, ADFS, and sentiment analysis). It may also be that a feature has not yet been adequately described.

Share your experience with GoodData BI & Analytics

Leave a review about GoodData BI & Analytics here. Your opinion may then be included in an even more objective assessment of the scores of GoodData Platform.

1. GoodData Self-service BI

44%

GoodData has a moderate score in our current BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Self-service BI’, given that they score 44% 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 analytics. In total, we examined 14 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 Business Intelligence

44%

GoodData has a moderate performance in our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics study on the subject ‘Business Intelligence’. The company scores 44% on this topic, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: reporting, enterprise business intelligence, embedded business intelligence, and business process monitoring. In total, we examined 73 selection criteria within this main theme. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

3. GoodData BI Infrastructure

41%

GoodData has a moderate performance in our study on the section ‘BI Infrastructure’. The score amounts to 41%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: repository and embedded analytics. In total, we examined 162 criteria within this section. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘BI Infrastructure’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024.

4. GoodData Data Discovery

40%

The company has a moderate rating in our current BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Data Discovery’ with a score of 40%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: analysis and data storytelling. In total, we examined 398 aspects in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Data Discovery’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

5. GoodData Real-time Analytics

39%

GoodData has a moderate rating in our study of the theme ‘Real-time Analytics’. The score amounts to 39%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: real-time, real-time data, data ingestion, near real-time, real-time insights, real-time data warehousing, and real-time big data. In total, we examined 19 criteria in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Real-time Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

6. GoodData Data Integration

39%

The vendor GoodData has a moderate score in our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics study on the subject ‘Data Integration’. The company scores 39% on this topic, 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 76 criteria in this category. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2024. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

7. GoodData Decision Management

36%

The vendor GoodData has a moderate performance in our study on the subject ‘Decision Management’. The company scores 36% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: performance management, decision-making platform, decision optimization, real-time decisioning, and automated decision-making. In total, we examined 30 aspects in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Decision Management’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

8. GoodData Performance Optimization

33%

The company has a moderate score in our study on the subject ‘Performance Optimization’ with a score of 33%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: caching, parallel processing, data pipelines, materialized views, quantum computing, and cached data. In total, we examined 29 criteria in this category. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Performance Optimization’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024.

9. GoodData Data Governance

30%

The company has a moderate rating in our study on the subject ‘Data Governance’ with a score of 30%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: data management, data quality, data catalog, data encryption, data lineage, and data acquisition layer. In total, we examined 91 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

10. GoodData Big Data

30%

GoodData has a moderate rating in our study on the subject ‘Big Data’. The company scores 30% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: streaming, big data analytics, unstructured data, complex data, data lakes, and big data appliance. In total, we examined 59 features within this discipline. Would you like to become more proficient in the topic ‘Big Data’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

11. GoodData Analytics

25%

The vendor GoodData has a poor score in our study of the theme ‘Analytics’ with a score of 25%, relative to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: quality analytics, field quality analytics, and supply chain analytics. In doing so, we analyzed the following products: GoodData Platform. In total, we examined 130 aspects in this category. Would you like to become more proficient in the topic ‘Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2024.

12. GoodData Data Connectivity

25%

GoodData has a poor rating in our independent BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Data Connectivity’. The company scores 25% on this topic, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: Sharepoint, Salesforce, native, Teradata, and Google Analytics. In total, we examined 91 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2024.

13. GoodData Artificial Intelligence

17%

The company has a poor performance in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Artificial Intelligence’ with a score of 17%, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: Python and augmented reality. In total, we examined 181 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Artificial Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024.

14. GoodData Mobile Business Intelligence

4%

The company has a poor rating in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’. The score amounts to 4%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: Android, iPad, push notification, mobile analytics, mobile dashboards, and mobile push notifications. In total, we examined 10 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

15. GoodData Multidimensional Models

2%

GoodData has a poor performance in our study of the theme ‘Multidimensional Models’. The score amounts to 2%, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: OLAP, DAX, ROLAP, MOLAP, and tabular data models. In total, we examined 14 features within this discipline. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Multidimensional Models’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024.

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In which sectors is GoodData BI & Analytics most active?

In our research, we also found out at which industries a software vendor specializes. These are the industries where GoodData is on the road: aviation, hospitality, insurance, restaurants, and utilities.

GoodData software is most used by…

The BI & Analytics software from GoodData is most often mentioned in combination with the following functions/roles: product manager and product marketing manager.

Hire a competent GoodData expert

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 in-company. During these sessions, we delve into various software applications including 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 more than 15 features per year, is active (for now) in many different sectors, and specializing in self-service BI.

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