For those of you coming here from the DataMarket blog that don't know Qlik, they are the Business Intelligence vendor that pioneered the field of data discovery - a nimble, interactive and visual way to work with data that really disrupted the entire BI industry a few years back. With their recent launch of their next generation product – Qlik Sense – the BI process has been made even simpler with self-service discovery and visualizations that are so easy to use, anyone in an organization can build a visually compelling story using their data.
We are not disclosing a lot about our joint plans at this time, but I'll still say that we see some very interesting opportunities in bringing together Qlik's superb analytics products, with DataMarket's unique abilities to pull in, maintain and normalize data from a vast range of 3rd party sources - all in an effort to fulfill the Qlik vision of simplifying decisions for everyone, everywhere.
Also – while headquartered in the US – Qlik is originally out of Sweden with most of their R&D efforts still there. Qlik has some unmistakably Scandinavian characteristics, and after getting to know the company over the last few months I can say that the cultural fit has felt completely natural.
So, for us DataMarketeers, a new and exciting chapter begins. We will no longer be posting to the DataMarket blog and social sites and you won't hear a lot from us in the next couple of months, but when we come back we'll have a new home on the Qlik blog.
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