Boost for a development team
We have managed to reduce the development time significantly, which was crucial for our project.
The development team has experienced a certain learning curve before being able to work full speed. However our questions were answered quickly and thoroughly, so we haven't lost any time.
Quickly built analytics section for our customers
It was easy to introduce the tool into our current infrastructure. Easy to get ourselves into configuration of the data api with after quick explanation from Peekdata experts. As a result we've built the analytics section in our app twice quicker than expected.
At the time we implemented it in our solution it was lacking examples of how to configure the data API which made it harder to pass on the knowledge to other team members.
Self-service reporting module from scratch
flexible selv-service reporting module was very easy to build, plus we used visualization components which are integrated into the the engine.
we have a single point Data API for all our reporting data, which is used by our partners and our products. In addition this abstraction layer allows us to easily change database structures without breaking the API interfaces for the data users. And this is very useful, especially when your load grows and you have to adjust your storage structure.
As startup we are always have many things to develop at a time. Our customers (online merchants) were constantly asking for custom reporting. So, it always distracted our team to build them.
Installing Data API gateway, which allows to perform any types of queries after configuring dimensions and metrics saved us lots of time from development side and also gave an extra feature to our users because they were able to build any type of report they wanted.
so, we got 2 benefits in one!
another thing is that support team is very responsive, so the helped us to navigate through the setup and also introduced improvements upon request.
the onboarding was a bit longer than we were expecting (3 weeks instead of 1 week), but despite that we had no issues with the product.