GoodData is a company that has been on the data scene since 2007. Founded by Roman Stanek the former CEO of NetBeans, and Systinet, GoodData seems to be in good hands. Roman Stanek sold NetBeans previous to Sun Microsystems in 1999, and Systinet to HP 2006.
GoodData has raised USD53.5M in venture funding from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz, Tim O’Reilly, AlphaTech Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Windcrest Partners, Intel Capital and TOTVS. It employs 291 staff across 5 offices in Prague, Brno, San Francisco, Portland, and Boston.
GoodData has a joint venture with Chris Gartlan to grow an APAC presence. Based in Melbourne-Australia, GoodData APAC has a team of 10 staff focused on growing the business.
So what is the GoodData value-proposition? It’s simply a fully managed cloud-based business intelligence platform. GoodData does it end-to-end taking on the capital costs of building data-warehouses and data-marts and providing speed and agility in delivering results.
These results are actionable insights which under traditional data integration would cost anywhere from 7x to 15x. So whether you run lean OPEX or CAPEX, this solution can be tailored to your requirements.
Agility comes in the form of a managed solution. Business Units can now independently build datamarts, and visualise data. This is where cloud-based BI performs.
So what are GoodData’s strengths with such a broad focus across a very big data chain? Customer-focus seems to be the key. Even with a fully out-of-the box solution, GoodData is agile enough to custom-fit various parts of the datachain. This could be data integration, data storage systems, to visualisation components.
Outsourced cloud-based BI is the new spin on the disk.