In an earlier post on IBM Cognos Express we stated that Qlikview has a new competitor in their market of in-memory BI for SMB. Now Antony Deighton reacts on Itjungle.com. You can read the reaction from Deighton here with a success story of one of his customers. IBM has a vision on the competition from Qlikview too, you can read it here on itjungle.com
IBM thinks that the one competing feature is a “write-back” functionality that Qlikview doesn’t have, but in Qlikview 9 there is write-back functionality. My two cents on what makes Qlikview really unique against the competition? simplicity!
The first service release on the initial release for Qlikview 9 is available as of now. The build number is 7257. This SR contains a large number of fixes to QlikView, QlikView Server and clients. The release notes are attached to this post, and a .qvw of all bugfixes is included with the install.
QlikView 9.00 SR1 build 7257 Release Notes
Yesterday I was at Qonnections BeNeLux. Very good seminar and very well organized. I had a lot of fun! During one of the presentations about the new features the new search object and the tree view were mentioned (also trellis and minicharts, dynamic chart backgrounds and the updated Actions, if you’d like a post about that, drop a comment). They both triggered me, the search object because in my dashboards I always dropped all relevant fields as list boxes to be able to search for what I want, the tree view is something I come across quite often when people want to drill in hierarchies like products or organisations.
First the Search Object. Read more of this article »
There is a nice article on www.dashboardinsight.com from Anthony Deighton. You can read the article here, but due to the fact that the article will be there for only a few weeks I will publish the complete article below. The article is about Anthony’s vision on BI for mobile users.
There is another nice read on ZDNet Asia where Henrik Been, executive director product marketing, comments on the chances for qlikview with Cloud computing and again with the mobile devices bringing BI to the shop floor. You can read it here.
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There is a nice blog post, very positive about qlikview. Which mentions a bit of the history of qliktech, but mainly points at the chances given to (and taken by) qliktech and the new chances that lie ahead, next to that it talks about features that make Qlikview a winner and a disruptive BI leader. You can visit the blog from Merv here: Market Strategies for IT Suppliers and the post here: Bet Big, Time Right And Become A Disruptive BI Leader.
There is a nice read on a new feature in Qlikview 9 by Jay Jakosky. It’s about “Set Modifiers with Implicit Field Value Definitions” where he gives a nice explanation of how this feature can be used. You can read it here
David Raab’s Customer Experience Matrix has some nice thoughts about Qlikview Software as a Service. You can read it here: http://customerexperiencematrix.blogspot.com/2009/06/cloud-based-qlikview-still-isnt.html
Yesterday Qlikview 9 was officially released. You can read the official press release by Qliktech here: pressrelease. I’m very curious about the new option for Qlikview to be deployable in the cloud and the new manageability options with load balancing and support for large data sets. If you’ve got any experience with that, please feel free to share that with us in the comments!
Anthony Deighton (SVP of Products and Strategy of Qliktech) comments on this release and the actions taken by the competition here: link. The funny thing in Anthony’s blogpost is that he compares QV2.0 released in 1996 with project Gemini of Microsoft to be released in 2010 (check the UI). And even more fun I think is the Sap Explorer demo versus the same data in Qlikview. Take a look at both demo’s and compare! Also feel free to share your thoughts.
To end this post, there is again an excellent post by David Raab, which you can read here. David explains the new features that he finds most interesting for the market and I can do nothing else then agree with David! Read it!
Today QlikView 9.0 shipped as a generally available release! You can find the GA release of QlikView 9.0 here. I will write a full review when I have some more in depth experience. Go check it out!