Last week, Qlik announced the official release of Qlik Sense 2.0, the first major release of its data visualization solution. The features included in the new release focus largely on improved possibilities regarding access, loading and processing data.
The new features mainly include:
- Qlik DataMarket
The new, cloud-based data service provides the ability to integrate external databases, including demographic information, currencies, economic indicators or weather information directly out of Qlik Sense 2.0. The data sets include both a free and a paid offering.
- Smart Data Load
The data load and the automatic, intelligent identification of key relationships in data models have been further improved. Thus, connecting and processing data from different sources has been further simplified – even for non-technical users.
- Smart Data Compression
Large amounts of data can now processed and presented even better. New algorithms and visualizations allow meaningful summary even of billions of individual data points.
- Printing and exporting PDFs
It is now possible to export worksheets directly from Qlik Sense out as a PDF. The export settings can be customized.
- Additional improvements
Furthermore, various improvements in terms of usability and the overall look and feel have been made. This includes optimized SmartSearch functionality (also on mobile devices), as well as improved visualization options and features concerning the map objects, KPI objects and pivot tables
The name “Qlik Sense” stands for the whole product family, including Qlik Sense Enterprise, Qlik Sense desktop and Qlik Sense cloud.
The launch of the further announced new products is planned for July this year. The new development environment “Qlik Analytics Platform” is scheduled for 01 July 2015.
Qlik provides a brief video overview oft he new features in Qlik Sense 2.0: