The GoodData Platform provides an end-to-end analytics solution for capturing and loading enterprise data feeds and enables the ad-hoc querying of the data for user-defined reports of previously unavailable insights.
All operational components of this platform are stored and executed in the cloud, enabling significant architectural features, performance benefits, and overall reduced total cost of ownership.
GoodData Platform has been built from the ground up in the cloud. This enterprise-class analytics platform delivers end-to-end capabilities for capturing and storing data from disparate sources and empowering users to deliver meaningful analytics throughout the enterprise.
GoodData Platform Layers
The following diagram illustrates the layers of the GoodData Platform:
This multi-tenant platform features hundreds of asynchronous services that are integrated together to ensure efficient distribution, failover, and security.
Depending on customer requirements, the GoodData Platform can integrate with a variety of databases for secure storage and access to data. See Data Storage.
In the platform, data models are segmented into two components: the logical data model and the physical data model.
Data can be loaded into a project from virtually any well-organized data source via ETL processes. These processes can be created to Extract source data from a variety of formats, including flat file, database, and JSON via API, Transform it as needed to clean, combine, and streamline the inputs, and Load it into the designated project. For more information, see Data Loading.
You can monitor deployed ETL processes through the Data Integration Console. See Manage Processes for Loading Data to Data WarehouseSee Data Integration Console Reference.
You can ETL develop, validate, and test processes locally in CloudConnect Designer before deployment to one or more projects in the platform. See Transform and Load See Loading Data Using CloudConnect.
All customer data is secured and localized to the domain belonging to the customer. A user cannot access any data stored in the platform that exists outside of the domain in which the user has been created.
Most users interact with the datastore through the GoodData Portal, a web application that enables users to view or modified projects that have been created for them. See GoodData Portal.
Access to Portal features is governed by the role assigned to each user.
Queries for data from the datastore are passed through the Extensible Analytics Engine for high-performance and scalable retrieval of project assets. These queries are created by Portal request or by user entry in MAQL, a proprietary querying language. See Analytical Querying Processing.
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