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Qlik: A Leader in the Visual Analytics Market

“Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers.” – Patrick P. Gelsinger

A leader in data discovery, Qlik delivers intuitive solutions for self-service data visualization and guided analytics. Customers rely on it’s solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas.

Qlik delivers intuitive platform solutions for self-service data visualization, guided analytics applications, embedded analytics and reporting to approximately 35,000 customers worldwide. Companies of all sizes, across all industries and geographies, use Qlik solutions to visualize and explore information, generate insight and make better decisions. The company optimizes Business Intelligence (BI) by harnessing the collective intelligence of people across an organization. The focus is on empowering people—by enabling everyone in an organization to see the whole story that lives within their data.

Qlik was founded on one simple belief—Business Intelligence (BI) is optimized by harnessing human intelligence, the collective intelligence of people. “We believe that data is nothing more than a source, and that BI, analytics tools and technologies are only as effective as those that use them. That’s why we’ve built a new breed of visual analytics solutions—to bring out the best in the people that use them. Simply put, our focus is to amplify human intelligence,” says Lars Björk, CEO.

Qlik solutions enable everyone in an organization to see the whole story that lives within their data. “To deliver on our vision, we must be agile and innovate ahead of the market, building on our foundation of challenging the status quo. As a result, we continue to embrace our core values and partner with our customers for their success,” added Lars.

Why Qlik is different
Qlik, prides itself on doing the more complex analysis that finds the hidden insights typically overlooked by other tools. That’s the Qlik platform advantage — powered by the Qlik Indexing Engine (QIX) — the world’s most powerful associative data indexing engine.

Faster, Scalable Analysis

Thanks to the QIX engine, clients can enjoy a super-fast experience, even while freeform exploring.

  • In-memory processing: The QIX engine optimizes in-memory speed, compressing data down to 10% of its original size.
  • Columnar data store: The QIX engine can focus on a defined set of columns while running calculations, instead of processing an entire table. Since most queries only use a few columns of data, you get much faster analytics.
  • On-demand aggregations: The QIX engine calculates aggregations and computes dimensions on the fly for faster analysis.

More exploration, less restritions 

Customers can explore any path they want. They can use the QIX engine to find the answers to their questions.

  • Automatic associative indexing: The QIX engine ingests data from multiple sources, maps it, and automatically maintains associations in the data.
  • The power of gray: Sometimes the most interesting insight is the data that isn’t related to your current analysis. The QIX engine automatically highlights this data in gray to aid discovery.
  • Smart Search: Not sure where to begin? Accelerate your analytical journey by entering simple, intuitive natural searches and let the QIX engine present the possibilities across all data sources.

Mobile done right
Many companies claim mobile as a core capability. Qlik lets clients build once for any device, then deploy anywhere, on any device. Responsive design adapts on the fly to the device’s form factor and interaction method.

A platform to build on
The Qlik® Analytics Platform was intentionally designed to allow you to build on it. In fact, that’s how the company’s Qlik Sense® applications were built.

  • Open and standard APIs: The Qlik Analytics Platform provides unprecedented access to the QIX engine through an open and standard set of APIs.
  • Mashup and extend: Developers can quickly and easily build sophisticated web applications and custom visualizations using the mashup and extension APIs that come with the Qlik Analytics Platform.

 

Gaining confidence via Governance

  • Governed self-service libraries: Qlik’s shared library model empowers business analysts and users to leverage pre-built, governed data models, visualizations and even full analytical sheets.
  • Adaptable, policy-based security rules: The highly configurable Qlik Management Console and security APIs allow clients to customize security rules to any degree, while still allowing business users to add their own data, analyze and share work with others in a fully self-service model.
  • Storytelling: With built-in Storytelling capability, governance is preserved even while sharing insights and results. Keep the stories and the data linked together to answer any question with confidence.

The Qlik Product Family
Qlik’s portfolio is comprised of three core solutions—all powered by its patented engine technology. Qlik® Sense is its next-generation visual analytics platform, QlikView® is the proven guided analytics and dashboarding solution, and Qlik® Cloud is the growing portfolio of SaaS apps.

Qlik Sense – Drive insight discovery with the data visualization app that anyone can use. With Qlik Sense, everyone in an organization can easily create flexible, interactive visualizations and make meaningful decisions.

Qlik Sense Desktop – This tool is aimed at individuals. They can import their own data and experience the power of Qlik Sense. A free data visualization tool that anyone can use on a personal computer.

Qlik Sense Enterprise – This tool is mainly for enterprises. Visualize data, build custom apps, embed visuals and support the entire spectrum of enterprise-level uses. Now there are no limits.

Qlik Sense Cloud – Create and interact with Qlik Sense apps whenever the need arises. Invite others to do the same in a secure environment. Explore data deeply, reveal connections instantly and see opportunities.

QlikView Guided Analytics – Discover deeper insights by building your own rich, guided analytics applications with a flexible, business-ready solution.

QlikView Personal Edition – Import your own data and experience the power of QlikView. Drive faster response to changing business requirements, shorter time to value and greater insight. A free data discovery tool for use on a personal computer.

QlikView® Nprinting – An advanced reporting and distribution solution for QlikView.

Qlik Analytics Platform – Build any BI app for exploration and discovery that you can envision. Includes Qlik’s powerful analytics engine, a rich library of embeddable, interactive visualizations, open APIs and tools

Qlik DataMarket – Receive useful, relevant and reliable external data. The Qlik DataMarket subscription service makes it happen effortlessly.

Clientele
Qlik’s notable clientele incude companies such as ADTRAN, Allina Health, CareFirst, etc.

“Qlik lets you create visualizations, dashboards, and apps that answer your company’s most important questions.”

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