GoodData Platform Introduction
The GoodData platform is a powerful end-to-end analytics platform as a service with multi-tenant distribution that scales to hundreds of terabytes of data and hundreds of thousands of users. Learn more about the GoodData platform and how to embed its analytics possibilities.
GoodData platform and GoodData.UI
The GoodData platform comes with a comprehensive REST API that exposes all its functionality.
GoodData.UI builds on top of these REST APIs and encapsulates them in the Analytical Backend abstraction that exposes the analytical capabilities to UI components. GoodData.UI provides several packages that help communicate with the GoodData platform:
@gooddata/api-client-bearis a low-level API client interfacing with the GoodData platform REST APIs.
@gooddata/api-model-bearis a companion library for the API client and contains TypeScript type definitions.
@gooddata/sdk-backend-bearis a library that implements the Analytical Backend abstraction on top of the GoodData platform.
All the React components of GoodData.UI are located in the packages prefixed with
@gooddata/sdk-ui-. These packages use exclusively the Analytical Backend abstraction and are thus separated from the implementation details of a specific backend.
A typical GoodData.UI application creates and configures an instance of the GoodData platform Analytical Backend once and then uses this instance in all React components.
Get started with the GoodData platform Freemium plan
You can create a GoodData platform account for free at https://www.gooddata.com/free/. Your account will come with a demo workspace and data. You can spin up a new application on top of this workspace in less than a minute using our accelerator toolkit, and try GoodData.UI yourself.