Qlik Cloud Government overview
Qlik Cloud is available in multiple editions, supporting the varied needs of our customers, including the U.S. Public sector. Qlik Cloud Government is only available for the U.S. Public sector and has differences from Qlik’s commercial Qlik Cloud offering due to the security protocols required to support the U.S. Public sector. See Qlik Cloud security, compliance, and privacy for a summary of compliance certifications and attestations.
Qlik keeps both platform offerings in sync for product features and capabilities wherever possible.
This topic notes feature differences between the Qlik Cloud commercial version and Qlik Cloud Government. The Qlik Cloud documentation set supports both versions, and differences are noted.
For information about new and enhanced Qlik Cloud Government features, see What's new in Qlik Cloud. Then, filter the items that to review specific Qlik Cloud Government-related information.
Qlik Cloud Analytics and Qlik Cloud Data Integration users and administrators can access in-product announcements, onboarding resources, in-product help, videos, survey and feedback options, and industry walkthrough options. They also have access to Qlik Notifications for activities such as scheduled maintenance. This content is available from the Resource Center. For more information, see Getting started and learning options.
Qlik Cloud Analytics
This section notes the Qlik Cloud Analytics feature differences between the commercial version and Qlik Cloud Government.
Analytics for business users
The Qlik Sense Mobile SaaS app for iOS and Android cannot be used with Qlik Cloud Government. If your organization deploys mobile technology, the browser-based version of Qlik Sense from an iOS or Android operating system might be available. Contact your Qlik Cloud Government tenant administrator to determine availability. For more information, see Qlik Sense Mobile SaaS and System requirements and supported browsers.
Alerts are used to monitor data, and to detect outliers and anomalies. All alerting functionality is available in Qlik Cloud Government except for alerting on Qlik Sense Mobile. For more information, see Monitoring data with alerts.
Creating analytics and visualizing data
Visualization extensions enable you to extend the visualization capabilities of Qlik Sense by using standard Web technologies. Third-party extensions are supported in Qlik Cloud Government. However, the use of third-party extensions might need to be defined and approved as part of an Agency Authority to Operate, depending on the security and compliance requirements your organization follows. For more information on Extensions, see Managing extensions.
Qlik Sense GeoOperations and Qlik Geocoding capabilities enable geographic calculations and functions such as calculating routes or travel areas. GeoOperations can be used with Qlik Cloud Government. Qlik Geocoding is not available in Qlik Cloud Government. For more information, see Point to address lookup and Qlik Sense GeoOperations.
Qlik AutoML finds patterns in your data and uses them to make predictions on future data. Machine learning experiments let you collaborate with other users and integrate your predictive analytics in Qlik Sense apps. In addition to making predictions, you can do an in-depth analysis of the key features that influence the predicted outcome. Qlik Cloud Government does not support Qlik AutoML. For more information, see Machine Learning with Qlik AutoML.
Loading and modeling analytics data
The Qlik SAP NetWeaver Connector lets you efficiently load data into a Qlik Sense app from SAP NetWeaver. The information might be stored in several different repositories within the SAP architecture, such as SAP BI/BW, an SAP ERP, or CRM system. This connector is available with Qlik Cloud Government, and it’s available in Qlik Cloud Analytics with an additional license. For more information, see SAP NetWeaver.
Qlik Cloud Government supports connectivity with Snowflake databases. However, it does not support Snowflake key pairing or the option to change the role from the default given. For more information, see Create a Snowflake connection and Select and load data from a Snowflake database.
Self-hosted software for Qlik Cloud Analytics
Qlik DataTransfer is a lightweight Windows application that lets you upload data from on-premises data sources to Qlik Sense without firewall tunneling. Customers can choose to use Qlik DataTransfer as part of their implementation of Qlik Cloud Government. This tool supports encrypted communications but is not FIPS compliant (Federal Information Processing Standards). Qlik Cloud Government users can use it in their implementation pending their own risk review. For more information, see Installing Qlik DataTransfer. Qlik DataTransfer is not available to download from Qlik Cloud Government, but it can be downloaded from Product Downloads.
Qlik Lineage Connectors are an add-on module to Qlik Cloud Analytics. These connectors extract lineage data from QlikView, QlikSense (client managed), external BI tools, and data sources. A graphical representation of the data journey can then be accessed by selecting Impact Analysis in a space defined within a Qlik Catalog Service target tenant. This feature is available in Qlik Cloud Government when configured to run in a FIPS 140-2 approved mode of operation (FIPS mode). For more information, see Qlik Lineage Connectors. The Qlik Lineage Connector offering is self-hosted software available to download from Product Downloads.
Qlik Cloud Government supports using Qlik Data Gateway - Direct Access only when Windows Server is configured to run in a FIPS 140-2 approved mode of operation (FIPS mode). For more information, see System cryptography.
Qlik Cloud Data Integration
Qlik Cloud Data Integration is an enterprise-scale service that automatically and continuously uploads data from on-premises systems to Qlik Cloud. Although the Qlik Cloud Data Integration interface and tooling is available in Qlik Cloud Government, it is not functional without a license except for the ability to create data pipelines.
For more information, see Qlik Cloud Data Integration.
Qlik Data Gateway - Data Movement allows you to move data from your enterprise data sources and SaaS applications to supported targets, over a strictly outbound, encrypted and mutually authenticated connection. By eliminating the need to open inbound firewall ports, Qlik Data Gateway - Data Movement provides a secure and trusted means of accessing your enterprise data.
Qlik Cloud Government supports using Qlik Data Gateway - Data Movement when the Linux platform where Qlik Data Gateway - Data Movement is installed is configured to run in a FIPS 140-2 approved mode of operation, also known as "FIPS mode".
For more information, see Qlik Data Gateway - Data Movement.
Qlik Cloud Administration
This section notes the administration difference between the commercial version and Qlik Cloud Government.
Apps up to 5 GB in size (in-memory) are supported. With large app support, you can use larger apps. By default, Qlik Cloud Government includes 100 GB of large app capacity. Optionally, you can add packs of 20 GB and 100 GB. For more information, see Large app support.Information noteThe unit of measurement for Qlik Cloud capacity, usage, and limits is represented by binary gigabytes (GB), where 1 GB is 230 bytes (1,073,741,824). This is also known as a gibibyte (GiB), defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Similarly, 1 TB is 240 bytes (or 1,024 GBs).
Qlik Cloud Government does not support the Qlik Account IdP (identity provider) options. For more information, see Managing identity providers and Trust and Security at Qlik. The JSON Web Token (JWT) authentication standard can be used with Qlik Cloud Government. For more information, see OpenID Connect for integration with identity providers.
Qlik Cloud Government users can check the Qlik Cloud services status page for Qlik Cloud Government scheduled change notifications.
Qlik Cloud Government does not support SCIM (System for Cross-Identity Management). SCIM is an open standard for automating the exchange of user identity information between identity providers and enterprise applications. Qlik Cloud (commercial) administrators can use SCIM to improve user and group management. Qlik Cloud supports SCIM connectors that work with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and is compatible with SCIM 2.0. For more information, see Provisioning users and groups using SCIM.
Interoperability with client-managed Qlik products
Extending Qlik Cloud Government
Qlik CLI is a command-line interface that provides access to all Qlik Cloud public APIs through a command line. Customers can choose to use Qlik CLI to implement Qlik Cloud Government. This tool supports encrypted communications but is not FIPS compliant (Federal Information Processing Standards). Qlik Cloud Government users can use it in their implementation pending their own risk review. Qlik CLI can be downloaded from qlik-cli.
Qlik Application Automation is a no-code visual interface that lets Qlik Sense SaaS users build automated analytics and data workflows by integrating applications and services from outside of your Qlik environment.
Deploying Qlik Cloud Government
The Qlik Cloud Government subscription process differs from the Qlik Cloud process. For example, you cannot manually create your tenant or use the My Qlik portal to purchase and manage the subscription. For more information, contact your primary Qlik support representative.