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Good Data

Good Data seems like an interesting company. Their business idea, if I have understood it correctly, is to provide on-demand business analytics “in the cloud”: that is, to let users host analyze their business data on a flexible pay-for-what-you-use cloud computing platform. An interesting detail is that although the company’s headquarters are in San Francisco, the engineering is done in the Czech Republic. Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, among others, has invested in Good Data. The company has a blog where they elaborate on how their product can help customers.

Update 25/10: Jerome Pineau (see comment section) pointed out that while I had grasped part of the Good Data concept, I had missed the strong focus on collaborative or what Jerome calls “intra-social” aspect of the platform. The “What It Does” page on the company site says, among other things, that

With Good Data, collaboration happens directly around the data, not on a wiki or via email, but inside the analysis space. Comments can be embedded in reports and tied to specific values, even on defined metrics. Tags make reports easy to find, and quickly show which reports are popular. Report revisions show a history of collaboration—allowing you to track who changed what and why, just like a wiki.


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5 thoughts on “Good Data

  1. Hi Mikael, thanks for the blurb! In the coming days I will be “outting” GoodData in more detail. As a matter of fact, I am headed to Prague next week as well to deep-dive the platform’s technology and bring back the juicy details to the community at large 🙂

    Our business idea is clearly cloud based on-demand analytics as you point out but more importantly, our platform manages to blend the technical pieces with a collaborative (what I call intra-social) workflow I consider unique in the industry. As such we address the BI pain points from multiple angles. I blogged about this in an initial article on our site as you point out.

    Looking forward to share more information in the coming weeks and hopefully meet up with you at Dreamforce?


  2. Mikael Huss on said:

    Hi Jerome, and thanks for clarifying the unique aspects of Good Data. I made a little update to the original post. Unfortunately I will not be at Dreamforce, the main reason being that I am on a different continent.

  3. Hi Mikael,

    Are you based in Sweden? I really like the concept behind your blog and would love to learn more about what you’re up to! 🙂

    Look forward to subsequent insight from your posts.

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