We’ve been invited to the qlikview 10 beta program. Just to keep you updated, here’s a list of the major themes and new features:
List Box Expressions — add values, graphs to your list boxes to show data beyond simple frequency
Mekko Chart — a new native chart type that can add additional perspective to a standard bar chart
Metadata tagging — add comments and tags to the table and field you load into QlikView documents to enhance design time decisions
Container Objects — a new presentation object that allows you to create a group of related objects for review and use as a single entity.
Linked Objects — use standard object definitions within a document, allowing you to manage and maintain a consistent look and behavior for standard entities in one document
Associative Search — building on the existing QlikView search capability, review matches for strings across entities associated with the current list box
First User Experience — a streamlined, first time walk thru for any new user looking to understand key concepts of building their first QlikView from an Excel file Read more of this article »
The high level timeline for releasing QlikView 10 is as follows
- Beta1 is now available for internal use
- April 22 we will make Beta2 available for partners
- June 9 we will make a Release Candidate (RC) available to partners and customers
- October 6 QlikView 10 will be GA.
Our goal is to provide a significant amount of time for QlikView to be in the hands of our employees, partners, and customers prior to going GA. This will allow everyone to contribute to testing real life usage, validating new features, and learning about the new capabilities before we launch the new version. QlikView 9 had 11 weeks of beta period, QlikView 10 has 29 weeks. We will be providing lots of training materials and opportunities for everyone to provide feedback, so please take responsibility to do so.
At the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit Qliktech announced that Qlikview is immediately available for iPad.
Official press release here: Qlikview for iPad sets new standard for tablet-based, interactive business intelligence
Product story here: Qlikview for iPad
Demonstration video: Qlikview for iPad (special thanks to QVapps)
…lately on this blog. I’m having little or no inspiration to write qlikview related blogposts. That doesn’t mean there isn’t interesting news about qlikview or qliktech. I’ll aggregate some recent news in this post. If you feel like you should be writing on this blog or if you feel like you need a how to or need an opinion on anything qlikview related please feel free to leave a comment
Qliktech registered for IPO. Official press release is here, first thoughts are here and here by the QVapps blog, and an article in the Seattle times. Qliktech is looking to raise a $100 million dollar to pay of some debts ($7 mio) and the rest is for “general corporate purposes”.
There is this announcement that qliktech will largely drop its support for their java client in version 10 that will be generally available in October 2010 (let me guess: 10-10-10?). They will focus on their AJAX client.
First beta release of version 10 is out, we are trying to get into the qv10 beta program to keep you updated!
I just received a link from William (@williamvanlith) through twitter (@gillespol) about Gartner’s Magic Quadrant 2010. I’ve been following Gartner’s magic quadrants on BI and datawarehousing for quite some time now and something struck me immediately. THERE ARE NO VISIONAIRIES ANYMORE!! Even Qlikview isn’t a visionary anymore. I consider that as a bad thing, it looks like nobody is really innovative anymore. This reflects some of the conclusions from Nigel Pendse in his BI Verdict. Another comment I’ve read at Jos van Dongen’s blog, is that it could mean that BI software is (finally) maturing. Read more of this article »
There is a very interesting interview with Nigel Pendse on the blog from Rittman Mead Consulting. Nigel Pendse is a business intelligence and OLAP analyst and the editor of The BI Verdict (formerly The OLAP Report) and author of The BI Survey (previously known as The OLAP Survey). The interview is about the BI tools market in general, but with a specific paragraph containing some good comments on Qlikview, in memory analysis and powerpivot. Nigels most important conclusions: Qlikview is blazing fast, easy to use and aimed towards the business user, but less useful in large enterprise deployments. Powerpivot is, according to Nigel, just a way to push upgrading to office 2010, the all new vertipaq in memory engine is very impressive and powerpivot isn’t able to handle very complex Analysis Services cubes. Read more of this article »
The ABC-analysis (read more) is an often used method in logistics to divide the product collection in three different degrees, sorted on products with the highest revenue. This analysis gives valuable insights when removing (or adding) products from the collection. Products with low revenue could be considered for removal, cleaning up space in the warehouse for other products.
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For a long time one of the hottest discussions in the BI arena has been the concept of Enterprise BI vs Departmental BI, Top-down approach vs Bottom-up, Pragmatism vs Idealism. In this corner we have Spreadmarts, spreading like a virus throughout the organization to provide a quick and dirty fix to the desperate need of end users for timely information out of IT databases…..and in the other corner we have multiyear, multimillion Enterprise Data Warehouse initiatives that focus first on creating infrastructure, BI governance committees, data integration, while end users keep waiting for the very much needed information.
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There is a nice and promising series at QlikviewGuru’s blog. He is busting myths like the mythbusters do on TV.
His first post in the series is about Qlikview being able (or not) to handle large datasets. You can read it here: QlikView Myths – “QlikView can’t handle large data sets”. It’s an interesting post because first of all he busts the myth and second he has two very good reasons why the myth still exists. But read it for your self.
His second post in the series is about the myth that Qlikview implementations do not require any consulting. As long as QlikView is sold as simple and quick, too many customers will make the connection to “quick and dirty”…is the ending quote QlikviewGuru uses. That’s a very true conclusion. Read the post here: QlikView requires no consulting.
I’m looking forward to the following myths the QlikviewGure will be busting. I do have some suggestions: Qlikview is cheap, Qlikview doesn’t require a datawarehouse or a data integration solution, Qlikview is your enterprise wide BI solution. Any other myths need to be busted?