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Innovation Driver and BI Vendor QlikTech’s QlikView Is Now a TEC Certified BI Solution

Written By: Jorge Garcia
Published On: December 20 2012

qliktech150.pngWe are pleased to announce that QlikTech’s QlikView, version 11, is now part of TEC’s certified business intelligence (BI) applications family of products, and available for evaluation online in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center.

In just a matter of a few weeks I’ll be providing the full certification report, which will be available on the TEC Certification Reports page, and I will go over the main features of QlikView, including its strengths, weaknesses, and analysis of each module within TEC’s BI software research model.

In the meantime, I’ll provide you with a brief overview of important functionality included in most of the BI suites: reporting and analysis, analytics, data warehousing, workflow, data integration, support, and product technology.

About QlikView

QlikTech’s QlikView Business Discovery Platform is an innovative solution that provides data analysis and discovery features. The system uses its innovative in-memory technology to perform data analysis based on RAM memory.

Founded in 1993 in Lund, Sweden, and now headquartered in Rednor, Pennsylvania, USA, QlikTech has created QlikView to provide users with an efficient application for data analysis and discovery that is capable of leveraging business value in an easy yet powerful way.

Originally created as a single-user desktop tool, by 2005 QlikView had become a server application built in Java to be web based. Since then, thanks to the company's continued product improvement and important investment in research and development, QlikView has grown noticeably in popularity and adoption within all types of organizations—from small organizations with modest but important requirements for fast results to large organizations with complex data management requirements.

QlikView’s in-memory capabilities and its innovative associative–user experience feature enable users to not only perform data analysis at high speed, but also explore data and discover insights by discovering data associations using advanced data search features. The growing set of components of QlikView enables the application to expand and address data complexity and volume, as well as provide visualization over different devices, bringing versatility and power of analysis to the user.



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QlikView’s Dashboard Screenshot (Courtesy of QlikTech)


Some of the interesting features of QlikView are its ability to provide with dashboarding and data visualization functions, as well as its comprehensive coverage for online analytical processing and enterprise search capabilities.

QlikView’s additional features, such as its new Expressor governance dashboard, make QlikView a competitive solution for those organizations looking for reliable data discovery solutions that need to fit within large information technology (IT) infrastructures. In addition, some of its competitive capabilities such as that for creating dashboards (see figure below on its performance compared with the average in the industry) and its in-memory–based analytics processing engine make QlikView a serious contender in the BI and analytics space.



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For TEC certification, QlikTech completed TEC’s detailed questionnaire (download sample BI RFI templates) and delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. This demo let me do a trial of some features of QlikView that I was particularly interested in taking a closer look at, including more than 100 features and functionality sets.

Please stay tuned for the full certification report. In the meantime, you can interactively review the QlikView Business Discovery Platform via TEC’s online evaluation tool TEC Advisor.

If you have particular questions about QlikView’s BI solution offerings, please leave a comment below.
 
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