With their ability to process large volumes of data regardless of its structure, Big Data software solutions such as Hadoop and Google BigQuery are being widely implemented in the business community. The QlikView Business Discovery platform can play a key role in getting value out of these types of system deployments. QlikView can receive data from Hadoop or some other Big Data system or can run on top of the data warehouse, or both.
QlikView provides fast and flexible analytics functionality at the front end as well as the ability to integrate data from multiple sources. The QlikView platform joins data from multiple sources and enables users to identify associations and patterns and conduct analyses into customer behaviours, product and service issues, the targeting of new customers and a range of other areas of strategic importance to the organisation.
Additionally, the QlikView Direct Discovery capability enables QlikView users to issue real time querying against large volumes of data outside the QlikView data model and combines the result with data in QlikView On Demand. This allows for significant resource savings as QlikView does not need to store all Big Data in order to use it.
By providing powerful analytics and deeper meaning to data, QlikView ably complements the functionality on offer from today's Big Data vendors.