Introduces Qlik DataMarket, Qlik Sense Cloud and Qlik Sense Charts
Qlik released its Cloud offering that is comprised of multiple services. As a result of its recent DataMarket acquisition, the Company is introducing Qlik DataMarket, a Data-as-a-Service offering via Qlik Cloud, along with Qlik Sense Cloud for free sharing and Qlik Sense Charts for sharing visualizations on public sites.
Qlik DataMarket offers external data sources in the cloud for comparison, validation and context. With Qlik DataMarket users can access a comprehensive library of external data directly within Qlik Sense to allow users to augment and cross reference their internal data to gain context and drive deeper insights announced the press release. No other vendor in the business intelligence market delivers this type of data library that encompasses both free and paid data sources available via cloud-based data services.
With Qlik DataMarket users can combine external data with their internal data with equal ease. They can search custom, syndicated and public data and compare normalized data from different sources to benchmark, verify, and then visualize that data to gain insights and understand important associations and relationships. For example, a sales manager could add population data to sales data to better understand market penetration or combine weather information to understand the effect of weather on retail sales.
With over 200 data providers and 100,000-plus data sets and more than 5 billion fact values, Qlik DataMarket is a one-stop data hub that empowers users to quickly answer critical business questions. Qlik DataMarket comes pre-configured with many of the most consulted global, ready-to-use data sources via a subscription model.
“Our cloud strategy encompasses more than just an infrastructure or Software-as-a-Service play,” said Anthony Deighton, Qlik CTO and SVP of Products. “At Qlik we see an exciting opportunity for Cloud-based value-added services, like Qlik DataMarket Data as a Service offering, to optimize the visual analytics experience, even at the point of decision. Likewise, because people do not make decisions alone, sharing in the cloud will always be an important part of our collaboration strategy as well.”