10 Questions From Our Interactive Data Experience Webinar

Written by Harry Dix  | 

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10 Questions From Our Interactive Data Experience Webinar

We recently held a webinar demonstrating how to build an interactive data experience. If you missed the webinar, or want to take another look, you can watch it here.

Some of the areas we covered included:

  • Dashboard and visualization best practices: Building insights relevant to your audience.
  • Data storytelling how-to’s: Telling a story via dashboards or through your entire product.
  • Analytics A to Z: Delivering an efficient, user-friendly analytics experience to your customers.

As with all our webinars, we set aside time for questions and answers, helping to explore specific topics of interest in more depth. Continue reading for a list of the top questions and answers surrounding the best practices for delivering an interactive data experience.

What do you mean exactly by data democratization?

Simply put, data democratization means that all members of an organization have uninhibited access to data. It is not just about giving access rights to the data, however, but about empowering every user via education and training as well as promoting an organization-wide data culture in order to ensure each one has the ability to derive decision-making insights from that data.

Do you have any other content about data culture?

We do indeed! Our CEO, Roman Stanek, spoke with the CEO of Tamr covering exactly that topic. You can watch the recording here.

How can we create simple visualizations for operational decisions?

Using GoodData’s intuitive Analytical Designer, you can create and customize visualizations with a level of detail relevant to your needs, no matter the level of a user’s technical knowledge. These rich visualizations can then be arranged in GooData’s KPI Dashboards for consumption by end users.

Data visualizations, analytics

Am I limited to GoodData’s suite of visualizations should I wish to embed analytics into my app?

Not at all. GoodData provides a front-end development library, GoodData.UI, for rapid app development which you can use for development on top of any third-party visualization library. Alternatively, you can also connect other platforms to the GoodData headless BI engine.

If you give end-users a self-service feature in your product, won’t that mean you lose control of what they are doing there?

If you provide your end-users with base measures as the building blocks, and if your analytical solution ensures that no one can join data that doesn’t make sense, then no. In fact, you will quickly find that you stand to gain more insight into what your users are looking for and thus a further channel of product feedback.

You provide a demo workspace with demo data. Is it possible to load your own data and, if so, which data sources do you support? Do we have to copy the data from our data source to GoodData?

OK, let’s answer it one by one. Yes, you can load your own data into GoodData Free, which is the platform we use in our demos. You can find the list of data sources at gooddata.com/free. With GoodData Free you are copying the data from your data sources to our data marts with a regular data refresh. If you are looking for direct querying to the data source, we recommend using GoodData.CN, our cloud-native version designed to run in any docker/Kubernetes environment. With GoodData.CN, the analytic engine is co-located with your data and you execute your queries directly in your database, in real-time.

Is the fintech demo available publicly?

Yes, you can find the fintech solution page and link to the demo here.

We have our data in PostgreSQL. Do you support this database?

Yes, we support data distribution from your PostgreSQL database. In GoodData Cloud Native, you can deploy GoodData directly next to your database to decrease latency and support a real-time analytics use case.

I noticed that GoodData pricing is based on “workspaces” not individual users? How many end-users can each “workspace” have?

That’s correct. GoodData is priced per workspace with each workspace supporting an unlimited number of users, where each workspace represents one customer. With this kind of predictable pricing model, you do not need to worry about the costs of letting additional end users use your analytics solution. You can read more about our predictable pricing from our pricing-related blog post.

You mentioned GoodData University as a great learning resource for working with GoodData. Do I need to be a customer to attend GoodData University?

Not at all. GoodData University is free for anyone to use. It’s a great way of understanding whether or not GoodData is right for your organization and use case.

Ready to find out more?

Want to see how GoodData can seamlessly fit into your application or portal? Register for GoodData Free and get started today.

Written by Harry Dix  | 

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