As mentioned in a recent blog post, Qlik Sense Business is Qlik’s latest offering supporting our cloud and SaaS strategy. This new edition of Qlik Sense is a great way to try Qlik Sense, designed to empower users to quickly and easily get started without complexity. This new edition brings the power of our 3rd generation analytics platform to groups, teams, and businesses that want to get started operationalizing analytics and making data driven-decisions. Qlik Sense Business gives users the unmatched analytical power of Qlik’s associative engine for exploration and search and AI-powered insight suggestions. It also shares the same design and cloud-native architecture as Qlik Sense Enterprise and is hosted on Qlik Cloud Services – which is Qlik’s highly-scalable, trusted and secure SaaS environment.
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In addition to the launch of Qlik Sense Business, we have made several enhancements to Qlik Sense. We have added Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities to the Qlik Cognitive Engine, supporting natural language search in Insight Advisor – to further drive visual insights. This capability allows users to more intuitively interact with Qlik Sense when exploring data sets and generating insights. For example, as users engage with Insight Advisor, they are now able to enter search criteria using full natural language. The Qlik Cognitive engine parses the search string to understand the user’s intent and provides the right data and insights based on the search criteria. This is currently available in the cloud editions of Qlik Sense, and we have plans to expand natural language interaction into more areas of Qlik Sense.
With this release, we have also enhanced our Advanced Authoring capabilities including expression promotion which provides a fast and efficient way to promote a dimension or measure created in an object to a master item, with this capability, application creators now have a better workflow when creating and testing expressions that will be used across the entire application, increasing productivity and driving reuse. Also, we have extended the support for the table JOINs in data manager – giving a less technical user more tools when preparing for data model analysis. Developers will so be pleased to know that we have added default landing sheets, to direct users to a specific sheet with pre-defined selections which enhances the guided navigation user experience.
We have also added new visualization capabilities including a variance waterfall chart and improvements to pie chart styling options, like what is offered with our bar chart. With these new styling options, it reduces the need for mash-up and extension development and helps those who are moving from QlikView to Qlik Sense. We have added new geo capabilities with location awareness in mapping – to show your current location, which delivers value in mobile and field use cases.
You can find more information on the Advanced Authoring and Visualization improvements in our Product Spotlight portal entitled “Enriching the Authoring Experience” and “Qlik Sense Visualizations, What’s new with charts and visualizations”
For mobility, we have improved EMM support for MobileIron and added support for the new iPadOS, and we are excited to announce that we now have integrated connectivity to Snowflake, helping to strengthen Qlik’s strategic alliance with Snowflake (snowflake.com) – a leading enterprise-ready cloud-based Data Warehouse.
For value-added products, we improved Qlik NPrinting with new authoring functionality supporting our customer’s journey allowing Qlik to be the enterprise standard for reporting and analytics – Watch the What’s new in Qlik NPrinting video here- showing the ability to select excluded values, use the new container objects in reports and the ability to embed Qlik Sense sheets into reports. As well as expanded functionality in Qlik Insight Bot with improved management capabilities and performance; some of these features include custom calendar support, usage monitoring, alerting limits and pre-application support.
Finally, we also launched another NEW product: “Qlik Data Catalyst for QVDs” – which is a streamlined offering of Qlik Data Catalyst specially focused specifically on making it easier for existing Qlik customers to understand, catalog and consume QVD files. Now Qlik users can easily find and select the QVDs they need without navigating to complex folder hierarchies or relying on file naming conventions – with this easy to use and easily searchable catalog.
And the next release of the Qlik Associative Big Data Index will enable our customers to visually explore big data sources using new visualization and chart options. As we look to the next release in November, be assured that we will continue to deliver innovative new capabilities supporting our leadership position in the industry.
Stay tuned! And don’t forget to watch the next Qlik Insider Webinar featuring the September and November Product Releases! Register now!
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Each Qlik Insider webinar has a live Q&A panel giving you access to our team of experts which tends to spark a lot of interesting questions, and as we did for the first Qlik Insider session, we thought it would be useful to share an overview of the hot ticket items that our audience had questions on. Before I jump into some detail on the most discussed topics, here is a screenshot of how I used Qlik Sense to help me analyze the activity from the session to help write this blog:
New Visualizations and Enhancements - Qlik Sense June 2019 release saw more visualization objects added to the ever-popular Visualization bundle. Introducing the P&L Pivot table that you can style for profit and loss reporting using one dimension & nine measures or two dimensions & eight measures. Also new is the Trellis container for creating a trellis chart based on a master visualization. Did you know that you can control how many charts can fit in a Trellis container object? In edit mode go to Appearance > Trellis options > Maximum number of charts.
Advanced Authoring Improvements – we showed a few smaller improvements often having a bigger impact, folks liked the fact you can now copy a single cell value from a chart or table to the clipboard and paste it where you need to [I am using this a lot!] and exporting rows and column data to excel was also well received. We are starting to utilize the piccaso.js library for more of the built-in visualization objects which generally enables more flexibility. For example, the Bar Chart is now built on the piccaso.js library and benefits on improved label functionality, such as having a total above a stacked bar that is the sum of the parts.
Dual Use Licensing for Qlik View and Qlik Sense - Qlik is totally committed to Qlik View and as a QlikView customer it’s your choice whether you stay with QlikView, deploy Qlik Sense alongside your QlikView environment or migrate to Qlik Sense entirely. Whichever path you choose we want your experience to be as smooth as possible. As well as explaining the Dual use licensing options, we also showed improvements to some of the many administration and monitoring apps available to you out-of-the-box. To help with the governance of your QlikView environment, as well as aid migration planning of QlikView apps to Qlik Sense, be sure to check out the improved QlikView Governance Dashboard. The Qlik Sense License Monitor app now allows Administrators to holistically monitor their Qlik Analyzer and Professional license consumption across both Qlik Sense and QlikView. For more information on these apps please read this great blog post and for a nice summary of what you get with dual-use licensing this one-pager is also worth a read.
QVD Catalog functionality in Qlik Data Catalyst™Qlik Data Catalyst, along with Attunity joining the Qlik group, is a game-changer in democratizing data within your organization helping you solve your data integration challenges of making raw data available as business-ready analytic data to all your users. With Qlik Data Catalyst your users can shop for data in enterprise-wide governed data catalogs and feed it into any other BI tool of their choice, yes that’s right, not just QlikView and Qlik Sense! In this session we showed that it is now possible to manage libraries of your QVD files with Qlik Data Catalyst, really enabling analytics across your enterprise with trusted, business-ready data. Check out the Qlik Data Catalyst web page where you can find videos, technical briefs and lots more information available.
Multi-cloud strategy - Qlik’s multi-cloud capabilities support any use case regardless of where your data is stored or how the Qlik platform is deployed. We want to enable your cloud strategies by giving you ongoing choice in how you deploy your analytics solution and evolve it to include more cloud services at your own pace.
Qlik Sense has various deployment options; you can deploy on-premise and in your own private/public cloud and you can use our SaaS editions. Folks were interested in taking advantage of our cloud-native microservices architecture leveraging Kubernetes technology to deliver automated elastic scale when it’s needed and there was also a keen interest in our SaaS editions, Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services and the most recently launched Qlik Sense Business which you can try free for 30 days.
The Qlik Sense SaaS editions are built on the same Kubernetes microservices architecture which means not only is it insanely quick to get access to analytics, it is a seamless user experience regardless of deployment options used. Insight Advisor and the ability to download to excel are now available on our SaaS editions. Check out this blog for a tour of our new cloud-based editions of Qlik Sense.
Mapping and Geo Analytics – Qlik Sense has some powerful mapping capabilities built-in and this is continually being improved. We have now added the visual exploration menu to maps. The visual exploration menu lets you change certain visualization properties, without making selections or editing the sheet. The exploration menu for maps allows you to toggle layers and labels, adjust object size, and change the base map image, among other options. Incidentally, if the built-in maps aren’t quite what you are looking for, don’t forget you can always load your own maps in Qlik Sense. For even greater capability and geospatial analytics, you can add GeoAnalytics for both Qlik Sense and QlikView. You can get more details on the ins & outs of GeoAnalytics on the Qlik help site.
Qlik NPrinting Sept 2019
The Qlik NPrinting team is working hard continually improving Qlik NPrinting based on your feedback. This time we showed the ability to select excluded values, use the new container objects in reports and the ability to embed Qlik Sense sheets into reports. I am pleased to share this great What’s new video series from the Qlik NPrinting team which includes a playlist for even more details.
“Help, help me Ronda”
We often get support questions on our webinars, which is fine, but don’t wait until the next webinar if you need help. You have access right here on Qlik Community to an ever-growing community of peers who probably know the answer because they have faced the same burning question you have now. If you can’t get the resolution you need on Qlik Community and you need technical support then check out our newly updated Qlik Support portal where you can search the knowledge base just by asking a question; and as a paying customer, you can always submit a support request to get assistance from our superhero support team.
What’s New doc?
Well, that just about wraps it up for the third Qlik Insider session, there’s a lot to sink your teeth in to. Don’t forget we always produce a plethora of ‘what’s new” content for every new release of our products here on Qlik Community, so you can always be in the know on the latest product enhancements and innovations.
For June 2019 release check out this blog post which links to the What’s new for June 2019 release video and the Qlik help site.
I’ll leave you with one last tip; If you are just getting started with Qlik, make sure your first step is through the onboarding experience.
Thanks for reading and let’s keep talking!
- Adam Mayer
Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager
As part of our ongoing SaaS product roadmap, we are excited to announce the launch of Qlik Sense Business, our newest SaaS offering designed to help groups and teams collaborate on analytics and make faster data-driven decisions.
Is this the same as Qlik Sense Cloud Business?
No, and it’s not just a name change, either. Qlik Sense Business is a new, enhanced offering with more capabilities that groups and teams can use to build and share apps for greater discoveries.Qlik Sense Business runs on Qlik Cloud Services, our cloud-native, Kubernetes-based SaaS platform that also hosts Qlik Sense Enterprise. Qlik Sense Business users will now benefit from the same speed, performance, and availability as our enterprise SaaS users. Additionally, Qlik Sense Business also shares the same enhanced and redesigned user interface, cloud hub, and management console as Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services. Qlik Sense Business users benefit from:• Full Qlik Sense analytics capabilities, including the Associative Engine• All of Qlik’s latest augmented intelligence capabilities, including insight suggestions• Drag-and-drop app creation and fully interactive apps • A personal space to create your own content and share with anyone you wish• Five shared spaces where your team members can do-develop and share apps • Direct data connectivity to over 40 data sources• Automated data refreshes
The global roll out of Qlik Sense Business is underway. Be one of the first by to start your 30-day trial now.You will be able to create your tenant in minutes, and begin creating and sharing apps immediately – all without any downloads or installations.If you’re ever ready for more enterprise features – additional governance, API integrations and more data capacity – you can easily upgrade to Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services at any time.Currently a Qlik Sense Cloud Business user? Stay tuned for upcoming details next months. We’ll tell you how you can migrate from Qlik Sense Cloud Business and subscribe to Qlik Sense Business. You’ll also be eligible for a limited-time offer savings when you migrate your existing cloud subscription.
For almost 30 years, Qlik has been at the center of helping businesses achieve these same outcomes through innovative, highly performance associative technology, vibrant visualizations, and, most recently, AI and conversational analytics. We are proudly bringing modern analytics to the warehouse floor, the emergency response team, and the boardroom, and we will continue to drive our vision of augmented intelligence, where machines make humans more productive, insightful and, well…human.
But analytics technology is moving at breathtaking pace and we are not naïve enough to believe that Qlik can do everything. This is the rationale for our open platform approach, and it has served our customers well. Most companies today have specialized analytics solutions for risk calculation, cybersecurity, marketing, and more. Enterprises also leverage reporting packages to create cubes and marts for regulatory and financial reports, often tightly coupled with their financial suite. Companies are getting more comfortable with open source analytics tools like R and Python and emerging technologies in Machine Learning are also changing the game for industry leaders. And yes, we even acknowledge that most departments that own Qlik have a neighbor across the building using Tableau, Power BI, or some other visualization tool. (You should introduce us when you get a chance…)
To maximize return on all your analytics investments, you need data. Lots of data…delivered securely according to business rules without cumbersome IT projects. You have been hearing a lot from Qlik about the importance of data literacy and data democratization. We’ve been advocating the importance of being able to understand and argue with data, and have introduced Qlik Data Catalyst as a cornerstone product of this vision – allowing our customers to profile, manage, and securely deliver data from any source to any analytics platform. But what about all the data you’ve already worked on getting into Qlik?
Today we are upping the ante as we announce the General Availability of Qlik Data Catalyst QVD Catalog. This is a game changer for our customers, allowing them to not only profile and catalog their QVDs for Qlik use, but also blend them with non-Qlik assets and share them downstream to any analytics platform. That’s right, we are now enabling the sharing of data previously locked in Qlik with any application. Why would we do this?
Well, it sends a very clear message on just how committed we are to data democratization and open platforms. We of course feel that Qlik is the best choice for analytics, and using QVDs in Qlik products drives an unparalleled user experience. But data goes way beyond even the use cases Qlik supports. So, if you are looking for a way to unlock your data, including QVDs, to share across the enterprise, the search is over. Qlik wants to be your partner for driving true transformation across the enterprise through data democratization and enhanced data literacy. At Qonnections this year, Mike Capone said on the main stage, “we are deadly serious about data.” We intend to keep proving it.
What's New - Qlik June 2019
Starting with Qlik Sense, we continue to drive an improved visualization and creation experience. With this release comes two new chart types and improvements to our bar chart and map object.
Trellis Container - shows a master visualization broken out by dimension value into a series of charts as an ideal way to track trends.
P&L Pivot Table offers advanced customization options to help with financial reporting, great for showing things such as profit and loss statements – which has been highly requested by our customers.
Bar Chartimprovements– allows for more control and styling options - such as borders, labels and even the use of measures without dimensions.
Map object - includes a new exploration menu option that allows consumers to toggle layers, labels and other settings to style the map interface.
With regards to advanced authoring, we now have a grid layout option for small devices, allowing developers to choose the rendering method on small form factors (e.g. mobile devices). We have also added a copy cell feature allowing people to re-use values from tables in Qlik Sense applications. In addition, we have added a new container object with improved design capabilities.
With Qlik Sense Mobile, we now support push notifications in our iOS and Android mobile apps, with links to Qlik Sense apps, allowing administrators to send notifications to users in scenarios such as system events, new versions of available analytics and other useful notices.
As part of the June release, we’ve added some key features to our multi-cloud deployment options, including Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes and Qlik Cloud Services (enterprise SaaS). We’ve enhanced our cloud hub with additional tenant management and content organization features, and we have also added the ability for users to export data and visualizations to a variety of output formats such as Excel, PDF, and image. As always, expanding data connectivity is a priority in our development efforts, so we have added Teradata and S3 connectivity. Finally, we’re announcing support for Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes to run on the Red Hat OpenShift platform.
We are also delivering some notable features in Qlik NPrinting which will provide an improved user experience while streamlining efficiencies. A new user import task API enables customers to ensure they have the most up-to-date distribution lists by running import tasks via APIs. Advanced search filters are now supported for both QlikView and Qlik Sense reports. And we have made usability improvements to Qlik Sense on-demand reporting with a “quick report” option - giving users fast access to requests and generate predefined reports.
Out in just a few days, the June 2019 Qlik Data Catalyst Release will include two key high-value features. First, a new QVD Catalog capability of QVD structures for Qlik Sense and QlikView. This solution includes a full scan of your Qlik Sense and QlikView environment, on-boarding, profiling, and auto-tagging of data elements in QVDs, and the ability to inventory, catalog, and leverage QVDs in Qlik and non-Qlik BI environments. The solution will also enable you to leverage Qlik Data Catalog's Prepare module to blend QVD and non-QVD structures for a diverse set of analytics use cases.
Second, Qlik Data Catalyst will introduce a graphically rich, interactive Data Lineage capability, which will provide users with clear visibility of how data was sourced, which transformations were applied, and which systems consumed the data. This will enable clarity specific to the data that users are evaluating and will give power to the data steward, providing the ability to understand and react to the impact of logic and schema changes to upstream and downstream systems.
For our QlikView customers, in addition to rolling out updates to the Dual Use Licensing program, we also are improving the QlikView customer journey in other ways with our new QlikView Governance Dashboard and Qlik Sense License Monitor providing our customers with greater insights into QlikView app characteristics and license usage. By supporting Dual Use Licensing and providing a unified license key, Qlik is driving toward a one user, one license, one analytics experience vision culminating in the delivery of a single access point for both QlikView and Qlik Sense.
With all this, along with the Open GA of Qlik Insight Bot and additional enhancements to the Qlik Associative Big Data Index, we are extending the value and reach of our platform by enabling new ways to make faster and easier data-driven decisions.Please view some of these features in the What’s New video or visit the Qlik Help Site for additional product information.
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Several major changes have recently been made to the QlikView and Qlik Sense Dual Use Licensing offer. These changes make Dual Use Licensing more flexible, easier to qualify for and simpler to implement.
First, we’ve opened-up a subscription option, which accommodates a Capacity licensing model for greater flexibility, so you don’t have to worry about the complications associated with a mixed site (perpetual and subscription). You’ll be able to leverage new functionality sooner and adopt a more unified approach to Qlik product usage. And now, to leverage Dual Use licensing, you can either convert Session and Usage CALs directly to subscription to take advantage of the Capacity model or convert them to Named User and Doc CALs then to the standard Professional and Analyzer licensing model for Dual Use.
QlikView Customer Journey -- Dual Use Licensing
To utilize Dual Use under subscription, there is a 40% uplift on annual QlikView maintenance for a 3-year term. Under the perpetual model, Dual Use licensing is available for a 30% uplift on your annual QlikView maintenance.
We’ve also removed the July 1, 2018 offer cut-off date to make it easier to qualify for QlikView and Qlik Sense Dual Use Licensing. This means, regardless of QlikView version or when you initially purchased QlikView, you are eligible* for the Dual Use offer, so long as you’re current on maintenance (Federal and accounts with Enterprise License Agreements continue to be ineligible). Additionally, you are not required to upgrade your release, though we strongly encourage you to use the current version to leverage Professional, Analyzer, Capacity licensing; unified licensing (described further below); and QlikView links in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services and Kubernetes. Conversion to Dual Use remains a one-time event.
Unified licensing, available with QlikView and Qlik Sense April 2019 releases, aligns licensing of QlikView and Qlik Sense, entitling users to both products using a single license key enabled by the Qlik Licensing Service (QLS), to simplify Dual Use adoption. Unified licensing supports Qlik’s one user, one license, one analytics experience vision (formerly known as 1x1x1), with the goal to deliver a single access point for both QlikView and Qlik Sense, bringing the products closer together. Functionality providing greater alignment between products will be delivered later this year.
Qlik Dual Use Services help simplify Dual Use adoption preparing you to maximize your investment, whether creating new apps in Qlik Sense or transitioning existing apps from QlikView to Qlik Sense.
Furthermore, our new version of the QlikView Governance Dashboard provides a Sense Profile Score to answer questions about different QlikView app characteristics. More information can be found in this blog post. This app can be downloaded for free from the Qlik download site.
Contact your account manager for more information on QlikView and Qlik Sense Dual Use licensing.
*Exceptions: CPU Cores or IAS Server licenses
We recently released updated functionality within the QlikView Governance Dashboard and the Qlik Sense License Monitor to provide greater insight into QlikView app characteristics and license usage for customers leveraging Dual Use Licensing.
The QlikView Governance Dashboard now includes a new Sense Profile Score, which gives customers an easy way to determine how compatible and convertible their QlikView apps are with Qlik Sense. This supports planning and implementation efforts of app migration from QlikView to Qlik Sense. The Qlik Sense Profile sheet displays the following scoring:
User Adoption: How frequently and how recently each app was used (grading based on the past 90-days)
Object Density: Number of sheet objects by sheet in the QlikView app (more than 12 may be difficult to re-create in Qlik Sense)
Object Compatibility: How many sheet objects in each app are not compatible with Qlik Sense.
Sense Profile: A composite score comprised of weighted User Adoption, Object Density, and Object Compatibility scores.
Plus, Unused Sheets by app indicates which sheets you should consider removing before re-scoring and prioritizing for Qlik Sense migration. And Custom Configuration of profile scoring provides a threshold and relative weight within each component of the Sense Profile Score. You can find the QlikView Governance Dashboard on the Qlik Download Site by logging in.
Governance Dashboard - Sense Profile Score
The Qlik Sense License Monitor now allows Administrators to holistically monitor their Qlik Analyzer and Professional license consumption across both Qlik Sense and QlikView. This gives organizations the ability to answer questions such as, “Are we running out or licenses?” or, “What is the history of usage?” A bonus is that this is done at an aggregate level, which is in full compliance with GDPR regulations on personal data.
Qlik Sense License Monitor
These capabilities signify another milestone toward bringing QlikView and Qlik Sense closer together. By supporting Dual Use Licensing and providing a unified license key, Qlik is driving toward a one user, one license, one analytics experience vision culminating in the delivery of a single access point for both QlikView and Qlik Sense.
Visit the Qlik Monitoring & Administration community group for further discussion on these topics.
More news to come later this year. In the meantime, visit the QlikView Customer Resources web page for more information.
What is it?
The Emergency Response Drone demonstrates how the Qlik platform and our approach to Augmented Intelligence can assist emergency responders to ensure units respond efficiently based on observations from multiple data feeds including drones and other sensors. The drone detects objects and sends them to the Qlik Core web application. This application allows the 911 Operator to make decisions based on data from the field in order to provide appropriate recommendations of which units to deploy. The drone has an onboard camera which recognizes and tracks the people, cars and hazardous material involved in an incident – in this case a multi-vehicle collision. This data is being aggregated in Qlik Core which is also running locally on the drone in order to calculate a risk score. The risk score is used to automatically recommend which resources should be sent to the scene of the incident.
Qlik Core app providing response recommendations to 911 operator
The Emergency Response Drone is an industrial-grade DJI hexacopter with an AWS DeepLens camera as payload. The DeepLens is an Amazon edge device that leverages deep learning AI. We run Qlik Core inside a Docker container on the camera. Data is streamed to the Qlik Core web app via the cloud. Our Qlik Core web app leverages the same Qlik Associative Engine we all know and love to provide responders with fast and efficient recommendations.
How does the AI detection work?
The DeepLens runs a type of convolutional neural network called a Single Shot Detector which can quickly identify multiple objects and return bounding boxes of where each object is found in each frame of video. It leverages a resnet-50 architecture and was finetuned from Imagenet which is a popular base model that can classify 1000 different types of objects. For this project, we wanted to detect specific objects such as hazardous material placards and paramedics which weren’t in the Imagenet model. We also wanted to improve the accuracy, so we used annotated images from the video of the collision. We wrote a custom add-on to Adobe After Effects in order to leverage their motion tracking in order to produce the annotation files. Our model was trained with roughly 5000 labeled images and another 1000 images were used to validate the model. Through hyperparameter tuning and brightness/contrast/color augmentation, we were able to achieve over 80% mean average precision. The training was performed using AWS Sagemaker. Sagemaker helps facilitate deep learning through Jupyter Notebooks and S3 storage.
How does Qlik Core work?
Having this information from the Qlik drone can help shape the response plan by sending specific types of resources to the emergency while not over-prioritizing the response, which ensures responders have the capacity for other emergencies that might occur. Data from the drone and emergency response vehicles are later uploaded into the Qlik Sense application in the cloud for post-incident analysis.
Qlik Core app providing Incident Commander improved situational awareness
What else can this be used for?
In addition to this multi-vehicle collision scenario, this system could be applied to many other use cases. We’ve already begun discussing the potential of using this to assist responders during massive floods. We have also explored how this could be useful in several humanitarian efforts such as assisting woman and children with foraging for firewood and monitoring water holes near refugee camps.
Ottawa Flood application by GINQO
This project took a lot of effort from a large team. We are very grateful for all the work from the following people and agencies: Qlik (Todd Margolis, Aiham Azmeh, Elif Tutuk, Chuck Bannon, John Trigg, Anthony Alteraic, Robin Muren, Johan Persson) City of Ottawa (Deputy Chief Greg Furlong, Project Manager Rebecca Anderson, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Police Service) GINQO (Martin Curtis, Mike Ellis)
This is only the beginning for the Emergency Response Drone and the impact it will have. More to come on this innovation and how Qlik continues to make a difference with our commitment to social responsibility and global humanitarian efforts.
Hopefully you’ve had a chance to learn about the latest exciting innovations we’ve made with our multi-cloud strategy in our April release. It included all of the capabilities needed to deploy Qlik Sense Enterprise entirely on Qlik Cloud Services (enterprise SaaS), as well as in a private cloud with Kubernetes, and/or in a hybrid scenario that combines both on-premise and cloud environments. Today, we offer you unparalleled choice in how you deploy analytics and migrate to the cloud. Most importantly, we are committed to supporting you on your cloud journey with you, whatever form it may take.
At Qonnections we really enjoyed hearing your questions and feedback. Based on what we heard, here’s a recap of the top five things you need to know about Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services:
It’s Qlik Sense Enterprise: Qlik Cloud Services is simply a deployment option for Qlik Sense Enterprise - not a separate product, not a separate license. By deploying on Qlik Cloud Services, you’re getting all the features and value of Qlik Sense Enterprise – associative difference, augmented intelligence, collaboration, etc. – without the infrastructure costs; managed by us. If you are already running Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows you can add this SaaS option to your deployment today.
Containers are key – the foundation of Qlik’s multi-cloud strategy is a cloud-native, Kubernetes-based architecture. This architecture facilitates not only general scalability, but also more efficient, elastic scale that utilizes resources only when you need them and helps lower your total cost of ownership. It also allows portability across multiple environments, enabling the ability to run multiple environments in one deployment. And, it provides a great, long-awaited deployment option for Linux users, since Kubernetes can be installed on Linux operating systems.
A reinvented user experience – cloud analytics use cases demand broader self-service, collaboration, and consumption. With that in mind, we made some design updates to give the right users simplified management and control. Content management features are available right in the cloud hub, enabling individuals more control over how they organize content. In addition, the new cloud management console eases site management for administrators. And shared spaces, a new workspace paradigm, allow developers to easily co-create content together.
It’s already part of your subscription – if you have a Qlik Sense Enterprise subscription, you have access to all three deployment options for Qlik Sense Enterprise – Qlik Cloud Services, Kubernetes, and Windows. The cost to deploy on our cloud and leverage our resources is included in your subscription.
It’s not Qlik Sense Cloud Business: our April release includes all of the features you need to deploy Qlik Sense Enterprise on our cloud or yours. But, we know many of our Qlik Sense Cloud Business customers are eager to use the new cloud hub and benefit from the performance of our new architecture. Stay tuned for updates coming soon about how we’ll help you transition to a new Qlik Sense Business SaaS offering.
The most important thing we want you to know is that Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services is available for you now.
Check out the video below by our own Mike Tarallo who takes you on a tour of some of the latest features and content management capabilities available in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services.
We are pleased to unveil QlikView April 2019, which you may recognize as being outside our typical QlikView release cadence. This release coordinates with the Qlik Sense release because the functionality included with QlikView April 2019 takes a major step in bringing QlikView and Qlik Sense closer together.
Core to our strategy is to drive Qlik Sense adoption across the QlikView user base. Qlik Sense is an ideal end-to-end modern analytics platform for QlikView users developing new applications and for new use cases.
The April 2019 release includes unified licensing, which gives each user a single key to access both QlikView and Qlik Sense, particularly valuable to those who have taken advantage of dual-use licensing. Unified licensing reduces license management challenges and improves compliance1. Furthermore, through compatibility with the Qlik Licensing Service, customers have an increased level of visibility into Qlik license usage. And, updates to the April 2019 Qlik Sense License Monitor give organizations better management across both products.
This release also includes the ability to link-to QlikView apps through a common portal within Qlik Sense. Users of both solutions can simply access the Qlik Sense Multi-Cloud Hub and launch their QlikView app on a QlikView server.QlikView Links within Qlik SenseFinally, April 2019 brings the introduction of a new App Profiler within the QlikView Governance Dashboard. The App Profiler answers questions about different QlikView app characteristics, so you can identify which would be the most viable candidates for migration to Qlik Sense. Answer questions about apps most-frequently used, complexity, and compatibility with Qlik Sense. You may also configure thresholds corresponding to the App Profiler’s findings. QlikView Governance Dashboard -- App Profiler
Additional functional updates driving product unification are planned later in the year. You can download QlikView April 2019 here. Follow this blog for more information.
You must be on QlikView April 2019 and Qlik Sense April 2019 releases or later to leverage unified licensing.