GoodData is a powerful data analytics tool that can be modified to serve diverse businesses objectives. This article provides an overview of Getting Started with GoodData. Individual procedures are described in detail in their respective sections.
Review the terms in Essential Terms and Concepts to better understand the terminology used on the GoodData platform.
Work with Workspaces
Workspaces are where you manage, analyze and present data. By default, each GoodData Free and GoodData Growth account is provided a Demo Workspace. Before you can load your own data to the GoodData platform, you must create at least one workspace.
After you create a workspace, you can either connect your workspace with a supported data source or directly upload CSV files and create your logical data model.
We recommend you use the sample data provided in the data loading section to understand the data loading process and the relationships between the individual steps before using your own data.
Create Calculated Measures
After your data is loaded, you can create your own calculated measures to analyze your data in Analytical Designer. The demo workspace provides example calculated measures to help you understand how to create your own. This step is optional and dependent on what you would like to analyze as the measures from your data model are available by default in Analytical Designer.
Add Insights and Dashboards
After your data is loaded and you optionally create calculated measures, you use Analytical Designer to create insights into your data.
We recommend you create your first insights in the Demo Workspace so that you can use the demo insights as a model for your own.
Once you construct your insights in Analytical Designer, you can create dashboards to present your analysis.
After you have created your workspace, loaded your data, created measures, and made your insights and dashboards, GoodData platform's multi-tenancy allows you to distribute various platform elements to your individual clients by embedding GoodData elements into your own product.