A company release said the analytics platform was designed specifically for developers to build data-driven apps. Enterprises can use the platform to extend the reach of business intelligence (BI) strategies to partners and customers via their extranet and internet sites, fostering greater collaboration and interaction through data, the release said
The Qlik analytics platform is said to deliver full access to the company’s next-generation QIX associative data indexing engine that enables users to explore relationships across multiple data sources that would be hidden in hierarchical, query-based data models.
The QIX engine leverages an in-memory columnar store delivering high-performance data compression and indexing, which enables more free-form exploration of the data without having to pre-determine the types of questions users may have. The result is not just faster time to create apps, but faster time for users to gain answers and insights, the release said.
In addition to the associative data indexing engine the platform comes equipped with a library of modern mobile-ready `Qlik sense’ visualizations, open and documented APIs, including mashup and extension APIs, APIs for backend management, governance and security andan application toolkit to create a data model, build expressions and leverage the Qlik charting engine. The analytics platform and its developer-based pricing will be available in June 2015.