I'm just starting with GrowthBook and experimentation, and I'm wondering if I need a data warehouse to begin with experimentation and feature flags.
If yes, what would you recommend to start with?
My application stack is Gatsby and Contentful.
Thanks in advance for any help.
09/21/2023, 7:30 PM
Hi Dominik, welcome to GrowthBook!
I'm new to the Support team and I'm working on getting the answers to your questions. Thanks for your patience. 😄
You can use Feature Flags without a data warehouse, but to run Experiment Analyses you will need to set up a data warehouse. You could choose to use any provider that we currently support.
We don't have any tools or docs to help you get your data from Contentful into a data warehouse, though, because we don't currently have a Contentful integration. After having brainstormed with the Contentful team about it, it would be quite a big undertaking to create one, so it’s not currently on our product roadmap.
09/26/2023, 10:59 AM
Great thank you for your time and answer.
I have one more question:
So basically, if I understand correctly, I can connect my data warehouse (Supabase -> Postgres in my situation), and from my site, I need to update/post data to the data warehouse with data from my application to use GrowthBook. If I do that, will GrowthBook display an analytics summary, or do I need to connect to any other data source, for example, Google Analytics?
09/26/2023, 7:56 PM
Hi Dominik 👋🏻
Yes, you will send event data related to your experiments from your backend to the data warehouse. Then, GrowthBook will have have read-only access to the relevant event data in your data warehouse, and will perform analysis on that data. You'll be able to see charts, results, metrics, etc. in the GrowthBook UI.
You have the ability to import sample data once you're logged into your GrowthBook account. I recommend doing this so you can look at what is available. 🙂
I forgot to mention that you can use Google Analytics to send the event data, but you'd have to be using BigQuery as the data warehouse