Our customers often ask what goes on under the hood of QlikView. To answer this question, this week we published a QlikView Technology White Paper titled, "QlikView Architectural Overview." This white paper provides a close look at QlikView from two perspectives: its functionality (see first figure below) and its components (see second figure).

A functional perspective

A functional perspective on QlikView's core processes can help IT professionals and tech-savvy decision makers better understand what makes QlikView so special. This section of the paper describes how the QlikView file (a native QlikView format) contains everything needed to support QlikView analytics, and QlikView documents serve up data stored on a QlikView Server.

A component perspective

QlikView's individual software components support QlikView content creation (QlikView Developer), deployment (QlikView Server/Publisher), and consumption (QlikView clients). Not all our customers require a full QlikView Server/ Publisher deployment; depending on your requirements, QlikView Desktop alone may be sufficient. The component overview section of this white paper describes how developers load raw data into QlikView; designers create QlikView content; QlikView documents (applications) are reloaded, published, and distributed; and users consume content anytime, anywhere.

Click here to download the full QlikView Technology White Paper, "QlikView Architectural Overview."