BI & Analytics in Action Using QlikView


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The QlikView Business Discovery platform delivers true self-service BI that empowers business users by driving innovative decision-making. It is one of the fastest growing BI products and has been recognized in the industry for its ease of use for business users, visualizing data with engaging, state-of-the-art graphics and ability to consolidate relevant data from multiple sources into a single application. Companies in India like Flipkart, Godrej, Canon, HDFC Life, Reliance life and shoppers stop are leveraging QlikView to empower their business users through QlikView.
This webinar will gives an overview of QlikView architecture, talks about why it is different and then, it will also take you through how to get started with using QlikView. For data analytics enthusiasts, this webinar presents simplest ways to learn QlikView. At the end of this webinar, participants will be equipped to install QlikView and create simple dashboards. In short this is a 'Fast track indtroduction to creating your first QlikView dashboard'.

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BI & Analytics in Action Using QlikView

  1. 1. Welcome to the webinar on BI & Analytics in Action using QlikView Presented by &
  2. 2. Contents 1. Introduction to QlikView 2. Why QlikView differs from traditional BI? 3. QlikView Architecture 4. Getting Started with QlikView 5. QlikView Demo
  3. 3. Introduction To QlikView
  4. 4. QlikTech – A New Kind of Software Company • U.S.-based company, founded 1993 in Sweden Broad Base of 25,000 Customers Customer Growth 25,000 • 25,000 customers in 100 countries 18,000 13,024 • 1,400 global partners 10,585 • 1,100+ employees across 28 offices in 23 countries 7,306 5,436 • NASDAQ: QLIK 1,500 • Change Their World Grant and Philanthropic Programs 2,239
  5. 5. Innovations Are Remaking Markets Search Mobile Devices PageRank Search iPhone/iPad SIMPLICITY SIMPLICITY BI Business Discovery SIMPLICITY
  6. 6. QlikTech: Simplifying Analysis for Everyone Develop and deploy applications tailored to your specific business and data requirements • A wizard-driven application development environment with fully integrated ExtractTransform-Load (ETL) tools • Faster and more efficient than "pre-packaged" OLAP-based BI solution • A powerful Real-time Analysis engine that allows for unconstrained drill-down • A highly intuitive, easy-to-use user interface
  7. 7. QlikView: Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Leader • • • • • Consolidating relevant data from multiple sources into a single application Exploring the associations in your data Enabling social decision making through secure, real-time collaboration Visualizing data with engaging, state-of-the-art graphics Searching across all data—directly and indirectly. 2011 2012 2013
  8. 8. Why QlikView differs from Traditional BI?
  9. 9. QlikView’s Core Technology: The Basics 1. Easily consolidates multiple data sources 2. Loads all data into memory (millions of rows) 3. Massive (10-to-1) data compression 4. Enables real-time associative search and analysis 5. Connectors to applications like SAP and
  10. 10. QlikView’s Associative Experience Puts Users in Control Traditional Associative Region Region State Sales Person State Product Sales Person IT Driven • Linear, pre-defined thinking • Insights missed in hidden data • Months to change • Data-centric Product User Driven • User decides where to start • All data, always visible • Minutes to change • Insight driven
  11. 11. QlikView Shows You What’s Associated - and Not Associated: white Selections: green Unassociated: gray
  12. 12. QlikView’s Core Technology: The Secret Sauce • Maintains associations in the data automatically • Calculates aggregations on the fly as needed
  13. 13. How Is The Data Stored? QlikView Approach How Does QlikView Do it? Database Customer Product Vendor Kate Shirts Cascade Jim Pants Cascade Jim Pants Dillon Joe Socks Acme Joe Shirts Acme – QlikView extracts the requested data from the source and retains the metadata that describes the relationships between the various data elements. Structure QlikView File – The data is fully normalized (i.e. each data value is only stored once), resulting in a memory requirement that is 5-15% of the original data source’s size. – The data is stored in its own file which resides in memory (RAM) during runtime. Why Is This Better? • Increased performance because all calculations are done in memory without reading from disk – You do NOT have to predefine hierarchies (i.e. cubes) – You empower your end users to drive their analysis needs rather than your IT department – You rarely have to go back to the IT department to have your QlikView file rebuilt because it doesn’t cover all your analysis needs
  14. 14. QlikView Shortens Cycle Time…Significantly One Time • Traditional • • OLAP • • Daily • Extract data • Calculate cube ETL Script Define Dimensions Define Measures Build Reports Build Dashboards Run Time • Render UI 2 Months 4 Hours Seconds Data Bound Process Bound Memory/Processor Bound One Time • ETL Script QlikView 1 Day Daily • • • • • Define Dimensions Define Measures Build Reports Build Dashboards Extract data 1 Hour Run Time • Calculate cube • Render UI Seconds
  15. 15. QlikView in action User Interface QlikView File Data Warehouse
  16. 16. QlikView in action User Interface Relational database inside QlikView document. QlikView File Data Source Data Warehouse is not needed. Any data source will do.
  17. 17. QlikView in action User Interface 2. Every click is a query. Extremely fast, and very flexible. QlikView File Click ! Data Source The selection propagates 1. Load the relational database Data. through the… then work off-line
  18. 18. QlikView in action User Interface Any number of Virtual hypercubes (Pivot tables, Diagrams, Gauges etc.) can be put in the QlikView document. QlikView File Data Source These are calculated on demand, i.e. on every click.
  19. 19. QlikView in action User Interface AQL is the patented technology of how to quickly evaluate the data when a click is made. QlikView File AQL AQL AQL AQL AQL AQL AQL Data Source AQL AQL
  20. 20. The Evolving BI Landscape and IT’s Changing Role REPORT-CENTRIC ARCHITECTURE (IT-driven, tightly controlled) END USER • Pre-calculated dashboards STACK VENDOR BI • Managed reporting BUSINESS DISCOVERY ARCHITECTURE (Business user-driven, self-service) BUSINESS USER IT DEPARTMENT QLIKVIEW IT ROLE • Data preparation and governance + • Responsible for building all the analyses IT ROLE • Data preparation and governance + • Enable business users to create their own analyses OPERATIONAL DATA SOURCES • Dynamic dashboards • Search live data • Any device • Self-service analysis • Create analysis relevant to specific business problems • Change analysis on the fly
  21. 21. QlikView Architecture
  22. 22. QlikView architecture overview
  23. 23. Typical QlikView deployment
  24. 24. Getting Started
  25. 25. Getting Started with QlikView • Download QlikView from • The community blogs, discussion forums are available on: • Join our 2 Day Fulltime Training Program on QlikView on 11 & 12 Jan 2014 (Sat/Sun) - Contact or
  26. 26. Q&A