1. TIBCO takes on ORACLE, QLIK and TABLEAU in Big Data war:  Interesting to see TIBCO making lot of noise in the BI world. We all know that everyone is throwing their hats in Big Data world. It’s getting tight as we progress our journey towards BIG Data. Tibco has criticised business intelligence rivals including Tableau, Qlik and Oracle claiming their portfolios lack breadth and the latest functionality. Brian Gentile, SVP and general manager of Tibco Analytics, told CBR that Tableau’s BI portfolio is too narrow, while Oracle’s is old. I recommend you to read full article from the following link:

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2. Qlik And Intuit Partner To Deliver Robust Accounting Analytics Solutions: Qlik today announced that Intuit Inc. has integrated QlikView into QuickBooks Enterprise, to provide advanced analytics for its subscribers. As part of the companies’ strategic partnership, Intuit has plans to integrate Qlik Sense into future versions of the product.

QuickBooks software solutions streamline the time-intensive work of keeping the books to help businesses simplify and automate accounting processes. The QuickBooks Enterprise edition is specifically designed to meet the needs of those organizations managing more complexity. The version is extremely flexible and packed with additional features to better meet the businesses’ needs.

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3. QlikView 11.20 Service Release 9 is now available: Qlik recently released QlikView 11.20 SR 9. There are two new features and 87 bug fixes. Here is the summary of two new features:

  • iOS8 Safari support: This release now supports iOS8.1 with Safari/AJAX use. Due to several issues in iOS8.0, this will not be supported. Our native iOS apps are currently being adapted for iOS8.
  • New Trigger option in QMC: When configuring a trigger for a task in the QMC, you now a new option available. Previously you could choose Once/Hourly/Daily/Weekly/Monthly, now also Continously is added. Choosing this option will restart the task as soon as it has finished.

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4. Two new books on QlikView: We have two new QlikView books. I’m about to order both the books and will write a detailed review once I finish them. Use the below links to order these books and currently there’s special discount. After reading QlikView Server & Publisher book – I admire Stephen’s writing and contributions. And needless to say about Oleg, we’ve seen his contributions on Qlik Community and his blog. Hopefully, both these books will be part of Qlik Developer’s library.

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5. Blog post of the week – “The Little Equal Sign”: Thanks to Henric explaining the Equal Sign behavior in QlikView. We all are aware how the Equal Sign changes the context of the calculation. I’d say this is must read blog post for all beginners.

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