1. 2015 Technology Predictions: Qlik on Big DataJames Richardson, Business Analytics Strategist at Qlik makes following predictions about Big Data

Prediction No. 1: “Information activism” will emerge
Prediction No. 2: Data will come from external sources, not just internal
Prediction No. 3: Data without borders will be possible
Prediction No. 4: Governed data discovery will be crucial
Prediction No. 5: Data storytelling will enable decisions

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2. Metric Insights Bolsters Push Intelligence Platform, Launches Qlik Integration: Metric Insights has interesting products for BI applications. They are the last step for BI deployment where their products provides alerts to business users based on business rules. Metric Insights provides alerting framework for BI applications. Their products work on top of many BI tools or Big Data implementations, some of them are QlikView, Qlik Sense, Tableau, Spotfire, Hadoop and also supports third party reporting applications. I’m going to investigate more about Qlik integration and hopefully I will write a detailed review soon.

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3. QlikView UK Job Market Trend: QlikView UK job market is booming with year-on-year comparison for 2013-2014 has increased by 12.50% and QlikView moved 77 ranks above compared with 2013 ranking. While Tableau job market year-on-year comparison for 2013-2014 has decreased by 13.63%. In 2014, there are 726 permanent jobs which cited the keyword – “QlikView” and 507 permanent jobs which cited the keyword – “Tableau”.

 

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Source: IT Jobs Watch

 

Hopefully, it’s going to be another great year for all the Qlikers.

Source: IT Jobs Watch

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4. Blog post of the week – “Speeding Up Conditional Expressions”: Vlad shows us smart way to speed up the conditional expressions. Although, it’s hypothesized that when QlikView evaluates a conditional expression, it does not stop evaluating when it reaches a match. Yet without any doubt it’s worth reading the experimentation. I’m sure you’ll love the idea of reducing the overhead on conditional expression evaluation.

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