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Qlik Cloud overview

Qlik is a leader in data and analytics with a core mission to provide solutions that ensure organizations can work smarter and use data as a competitive edge. Qlik Cloud is a powerful end-to-end solution for data and analytics services. Our platform empowers curiosity-driven exploration offering everyone – at any skill level – the ability to use data to make transformative change for their organization.

Through several data-focused services, the Qlik Cloud platform supports a full range of users and use-cases across the lifecycle from data integration to insight generation. These services include change data capture, transformation, data cataloging, application automation, self-service analytics and dashboards, conversational analytics, custom and embedded analytics, and alerting.

This document highlights key aspects of the Qlik Cloud platform, including architecture, security, governance, and reliability. It is designed to complement the technical documents for the Qlik solutions that run on the Qlik Cloud platform.

Architecture overview

All of Qlik’s SaaS offerings and services, known collectively as the Qlik Active Intelligence Platform, run on the Qlik Cloud platform. The platform delivers the underlying compute, storage security, and governance features to provide services to our customers. The Qlik Active Intelligence Platform enables the creation of the analytics data pipeline.  Powered by Qlik Cloud and a rich set of foundational services, it provides all the data integration and analytics services you need to transform raw data into informed action.

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A customer’s instance of the Qlik Cloud platform is called a tenant. It is logically separated from other tenants by using unique encryption keys. Access to the platform is controlled by the customer’s configured identity provider and any access to functions within the platform is based on the entitlements the customer has assigned across roles and users. A number of services are available on the Qlik Cloud platform:

  • Analytics – provides a complete third-generation analytics solution including Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS

  • Data Integration – provides the ability to manage your data assets and utilize change data capture to provide real-time access to your data, as well as application automation to automate integrations between cloud applications.

Qlik Cloud Analytics

Incorporating our premier offering Qlik Sense, Qlik Cloud Analytics sets the benchmark for third-generation analytics platforms, empowering everyone in your organization to make data-driven decisions. Built on our unique Associative Engine, it supports a full range of users and use-cases across the lifecycle from data to insight: self-service analytics, interactive dashboards, conversational analytics, custom and embedded analytics, mobile analytics, reporting, and alerting. It augments and enhances human intuition with AI-powered insight suggestions, automation, and natural language interaction.

Qlik Cloud Data Integration

Qlik Cloud Data Integration is Qlik’s hosted and managed data integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Our vision is to provide a broad variety of data integration services aimed at helping you move from passive to active BI. Qlik Cloud Data Integration is architected for real-time data capture, transformation, and analytics-ready data delivery leveraging a variety of methods in our unique change data capture approach.

Qlik Cloud Data Integration

Qlik Data Integration

Real-time data movement

Replicate data from on-premises or cloud sources into Qlik Cloud and other leading cloud data platforms. Automatically and continuously ingest data without the need for job scheduling or scripting. Your data is updated without manual intervention to drive insights and actions of important business moments.

Data transformation

Quickly turn raw transaction records into consumption-ready data via auto-generated, push-down SQL. Our no-code interface helps you create reusable transformation pipelines that intelligently conform data to dimensional models or custom formats.

Qlik Application Automation

Qlik Application Automation is an integration platform to build integrations and automation flows between cloud applications. Closely integrated with the other Qlik Cloud services, Qlik Application Automation is able to build workflows between your cloud applications using a no-code approach by connecting data sources, applying conditions, calling webhooks, adding loops, scheduling runs, and setting up triggers. For example, a webhook in your CRM system could initialize a reload of your sales performance Qlik Sense application.

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