Qlik announced that it has been named a leader in the “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise BI Platforms With Majority On-Premises Deployments, Q3 2017” by Forrester Research Inc.* According to the report, “Qlik continues to differentiate with its powerful associative BI engine.” This differentiator allows users to ask and answer streams of questions to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined SQL-based path of questions.
The report states that: “In addition to the usual point and click UI, Qlik’s associative in-memory engine also allows users to simply start typing and anything that matches in its entire in-memory dataset is instantaneously highlighted. Such exploratory UI is one of the reasons customer references awarded Qlik one of the highest scores for business value in terms of ROI.”
“We recognized the power of the platform when we developed Qlik Sense, knowing that with our powerful associative engine at the core, we could grow with our customers throughout their data analytics journey,” said Lars Björk, Qlik Chief Executive Officer. “It is important to us to have an open platform that goes beyond visualizations to offer a full spectrum of capabilities from augmented analytics to enterprise-class governance.”
Qlik is focused on continuing to expand the market by creating an extensible, cloud-ready platform that companies of all sizes can consider the centerpiece of their analytics strategy. Qlik Sense® June 2017, the newest release of Qlik’s next-generation application for self-service BI and visual analytics, is built on a fully integrated, cloud-ready platform, and powered by the patented QIX Associative Indexing Engine. Qlik Sense combines enterprise readiness and governance with intuitive visualization and exploration, advanced analytics, and self-service data preparation capabilities. This breadth and depth allows organizations to meet the broadest range of BI use cases from a single platform leading to consistent, data-driven decision making.
Over these years of continued innovation and changing the face of BI, Qlik maintains its belief that all people need to drive analysis from any data source – on premise, in the cloud, in a hybrid environment, internal or external – without restriction or limitation. With Qlik’s Associative Difference users are free to explore information rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions – because insights come from truly understanding the data from all angles.