Yesterday Qlik announced they had been named a Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Leader for Analytics and BI Platforms for 10th year in a row. This recognition marks not only a decade of Qlik’s continuous leadership in the quadrant but also inclusion in Gartner’s MQ since 2006.
“Qlik is helping customers accelerate business value through data, providing a full range of capabilities to go from raw data to real-time insights and action,” said Mike Capone, CEO of Qlik. “Our company continues to grow profitably, and our strong performance has enabled us to invest in delivering an end-to-end platform that includes data integration, AI-driven insights, and conversational analytics. With our recent acquisition of RoxAI we are providing automated intelligent alerting for real-time decision making as we continue to invest in capabilities that increase data’s value for every organization.”
The report, which Gartner releases annually in February, provides an unbiased evaluation of analytics and business intelligence (ABI) platforms, analyses the market and highlights its biggest trends. This time, an appraisal of the platforms is no longer based on their data visualization capabilities since those are becoming mainstream. Instead, the focus is shifting towards integrated support for enterprise reporting capabilities and augmented analytics.
“Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted data preparation, insight generation, and insight explanation — to augment how business people and analysts explore and analyze data — are fast becoming key sources of competitive differentiation, and therefore core investments, for vendors.” – Gartner, 2020
Gartner lists the following strengths of Qlik:
- Flexibility of deployment: end-users can deploy Qlik on-premises, using any major cloud provider, or either combine these two options or utilize Qlik’s full SaaS offering.
- Expansiveness of platform capabilities: Qlik offers many tools that deliver value at any point in the data analytics workflow. Qlik Sense is a self-service tool powered by Qlik’s associative analytics engine. It has powerful visual data discovery capabilities, sophisticated AI, and scalable multi-cloud architecture. Qlik Data Catalyst is used for cataloging data to make it available to business users in a highly governed way. Data Integration Platform (formerly Attunity) provides impressive integration and data movement capabilities through real-time data streaming, data lakes, and automated data warehouses. Qlik Insight Bot allows users to explore data via conversational analytics.
- Augmentation and data literacy: with the recent launch of Data Literacy Consulting Service, Qlik is assisting organizations in building and sustaining a data-driven culture. Specialists or not, Qlik helps users of all levels to better understand and utilize data.
“Empowering employees with the right information and the confidence to make decisions with it is vital,” said Director of Business Intelligence, Visualization and Reporting at Nationwide Building Society. “Qlik has proven to be fantastic in helping to consolidate disparate data, break down internal silos and drive value. By making data more visible and intuitive, business teams have gained new insights across many processes, increasing efficiency and fostering a data-enabled culture.”
You can download a copy of the full report here.