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Session 1:
Meet
QlikView
Miguel Garca
Barry Harmsen
This document is the property of Miguel Garca and Barry Harmsen. Any
reproduction of this document in part or in whole is strictly prohibited.
QlikView is a registered trademark of Qlik Technologies Inc. or its
subsidiaries in the United States, other countries or both.

QlikView 11 for Developers

QlikView 11 for Developers

QlikView 11 for Developers

Session goals

What you will learn

What is QlikView?

Learn

What

A Business Intelligence (BI) tool created by


QlikTech.

about QlikView from an end-user


perspective;
Learn about the technical components of
QlikView;
Introduce the case that this course uses.

is QlikView?
How to explore data with QlikView;
The technology and components behind
QlikView;
HighCloud Airlines, and why QlikView
might be just the tool they need.

Business Intelligence, according to Gartner:


An umbrella term that includes the application,
infrastructure and tools, and best practices that
enable access to and analysis of information to
improve and optimize decisions and
performance.

QlikView 11 for Developers

Traditional Business
Intelligence
Very

much IT-driven;

Works
Users

well for predefined, static reports;

experience long lead times when


new questions arrive that cannot be
answered with the standard reports.

QlikView 11 for Developers

Business Discovery
QlikTech aims t put tools into the hands of
business users, allowing them to become
self-sufficient.
Termed Data Discovery by Gartner,
QlikTech refers to this as Business Discovery.

QlikView 11 for Developers

Traditional BI vs Business
Discovery
Traditional
IT: responsible for data
preparation,
governance and
building all the analyses.

Business Discovery
IT: responsible for data
preparation and
governance. Help
enable users create
their own analyses

End user: pre-calculated


reports and dashboards.

User: self-service
analysis, create and
change on the fly to
target specific business
challenges.

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QlikView vs traditional tools


Associative user experience

QlikView 11 for Developers

QlikView vs traditional tools


QlikView uses an in-memory
data model, allowing for fast response
times and a smooth user experience;
more about this later.

Technology:

path: traditional BI is often


implemented top-down, QlikView often
sees a bottom-up, land and expand,
spread throughout an organization.

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Exploring data with QlikView

Technology behind QlikView

Exercise 1: (pages 13 22)

QlikView utilizes an in-memory database, which


is orders of magnitude faster than disk-based
systems.

Install QlikView
(http://www.qlikview.com/download)

Adoption

Explore the Movies Database application.

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Helped by two factors:

Cheap memory and the advancement of 64


bit processors;

Clever compression algorithms.

Data flows

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When QlikView use expands

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Meet HighCloud Airlines

Summary

HighCloud

is a European airline;
Need to expand their market;
Want to analyze the American market.

In this session we learned:

Course

How

follows HighCloud as their use and


knowledge of QlikView expands.

QlikView

QlikView 11 for Developers

is a BI solution thats different


from traditional offerings;
to use QlikView as an end-user;
What the technological components
behind QlikView are;
The case of this course: HighCloud Airlines.