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We are pleased to announce the release of the 2014/15 Premier League dashboard in partnership with...

Right, but what IS Search-Based Data Discovery?

Squirro Blog - September 1, 2014 - 00:11
By Chris von Csefalvay I’m sure I’m not alone with dreading the question ‘what...

Qlik Sense – Using Extensions with Sense Desktop & Introduction to Qlik Branch

QlikView Videos - August 19, 2014 - 14:33
Qlik Sense – Using Extensions with Sense Desktop & Introduction to Qlik Branch
Presentation and introduction to the use of Sense Extensions with a brief introduction of Qlik Branch. Please see the following Qlik Community link for more ... From: Qlik Views: 462 6 ratings Time: 06:54 More in Science & Technology

Introducing QVSource V2 - Browser Based Version of The QlikView & Qlik Sense API Connector

QV Source Blog - August 19, 2014 - 09:00

We are really pleased to be able to publicly announce development of version 2 of QVSource!

The new version is being written with a html front end which means that QVSource will be web hostable, opening up a powerful new set of options for deployment and usage, particularly in conjunction with the new Qlik Sense and also for existing customers running the product on their internal networks.

Due to the way QVSource is built, very little rework should be required on the connectors themselves meaning that changes to the generated QlikView/Qlik Sense load scripts should be minimal to none.

The UI should also remain very familiar (although we expect that using html should open up new ways of making the interface more clean, intuitive and helpful) and this means that the learning curve for users transitioning to the new version should be very small too.

Below is an early screen shot (running on an iPad!) and we are really excited about the future for QlikView, Qlik Sense and QVSource.

If you are an active QVSource user and would like to be involved in providing testing and feedback of the new version we would love to hear from you.

A Tale of Two Qliks Aaron Couron / LivingQlikView

VDG blog - August 19, 2014 - 06:31

Step Back for a Minute

I have been hesitant to write my thoughts on the new QlikView platform. This is partly because I wanted to be sure I was adding something insightful or at least interesting to the conversation. But, more importantly because I wanted a chance to temper my knee-jerk response with some thought and perspective. On the first point, I am still not sure I will be interesting nor insightful. On the second, I think I have stepped back far enough to see the big picture on what is a large step forward in the evolution of Business Discovery.

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Qlik Sense – Using Dimension Limitations

QlikView Videos - August 18, 2014 - 14:16
Qlik Sense – Using Dimension Limitations
Presentation and demonstration of using the Dimension Limitation capability of Qlik Sense. Please see the following Qlik Community link for more information ... From: Qlik Views: 200 0 ratings Time: 03:17 More in Science & Technology

Qlik Sense – Working with Selections

QlikView Videos - August 15, 2014 - 20:15
Qlik Sense – Working with Selections
Presentation and demonstration of the Qlik Associative Experience along with ways of performing selections in Qlik Sense. Please see the following Qlik Commu... From: Qlik Views: 320 3 ratings Time: 07:39 More in Science & Technology

Qlik Sense Desktop – Global Smart Search

QlikView Videos - August 14, 2014 - 13:49
Qlik Sense Desktop – Global Smart Search
Brief video describing and demonstrating the Qlik Sense Global Smart Search capability. Please see the following Qlik Community link for more information and... From: Qlik Views: 268 4 ratings Time: 04:11 More in Science & Technology

Analytics8 announces the Contextual Intelligence Challenge

Squirro Blog - August 14, 2014 - 03:56
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 7 August, 2014: Analytics8 today launched the Contextual Intelligence Challenge,...

Blinded by Science?

QlikView Blog - August 14, 2014 - 01:23

With the advent of increasingly larger sources of data it is becoming even more difficult to view or imagine patterns within these data sources. This has become very important in areas such as science; the Genome project for example identified 2,000,000 Genes in the Human Genome, imagine looking at that as a series of numbers.

 

In 2013 Greg McInerny, Senior Research Fellow in Information Visualization for the Biological Sciences at Oxford University attempted to do some research on how visualization is used by scientists. There is an excellent blog on this published by @FutureEarth. Scientists are inherently skeptical of visualizations. Moritz Stefaner referred to it as “Dumb Blonde Syndrome” the idea that if something looks good, it is suspect. But even skeptical scientists are coming round to the idea that visualizations have their place in detecting patterns and outliers within massive amounts of data.

 

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The visualization above shows the structure of a molecule. This would be impossible to view with the naked eye and can only be viewed by rendering a visualization utilising huge amounts of data. But its not just a case of taking huge amounts of data and creating a pretty picture, the following example proves the point.

 

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It is impossible to view all of the slices and don’t even start to work out the percentages.


A good visualization becomes even more important when the stakes are really high. In the pharmaceutical industry it takes on average 12 years to take a drug from discovery to market and the process can cost around $4 billion. Only 10%-20% of new drugs make it to market and at any point the process can fail either due to adverse patient reactions or the drug just not being as effective as first thought.

You can imagine anything that can increase the likelihood of a drug getting to market is embraced. Data visualization can allow Researchers and Data Scientist’s to explore hugely complicated data sets and also then relate discoveries to non-technical audiences such as investors and regulators by using story telling.


What this says is that although we concentrate on specific subjects such as, Visualizations, collaboration, and storytelling none of these can work in isolation. The scientist will not trust the visualization without data and you can’t rely on data on its own without collaborating with your peers. So what you need is a harmonic join between the three factors.


Please don’t think I am trying to simplify things there are obviously many more pieces involved in this complex puzzle. But as the heat is turned up in the visualization arena and battle is joined between the main players, we will see the creativity of many a web developer let loose on even more and more fantastic visual delights. But embrace the scientist in you and look for substance in that style.


@QlikJohn

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Qlik Sense Desktop – Drill-down Group Dimension

QlikView Videos - August 12, 2014 - 09:49
Qlik Sense Desktop – Drill-down Group Dimension
Brief video showing how to create a Drill-down group dimension. Please see the following Qlik Community link for more information and other videos in this se... From: Qlik Views: 450 4 ratings Time: 03:29 More in Science & Technology

The rise of the Chief Data Officer (CDO)

Squirro Blog - August 12, 2014 - 02:30
Big Data still continues to be the “buzz word” of the moment and as we start to see new...

National Express Coach Drives Efficiency with QlikView

QlikView press releases - August 11, 2014 - 15:00
Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in data discovery, today announced that National Express Coach is using the QlikView Business Discovery platform to gain better insight into customer feedback and improve fleet performance.
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Qlik Sense Desktop – Dimension Grouping

QlikView Videos - August 11, 2014 - 10:07
Qlik Sense Desktop – Dimension Grouping
Brief video showing how to create a new group dimension. Please see the following Qlik Community link for more information and other videos in this series: h... From: Qlik Views: 338 3 ratings Time: 06:09 More in Science & Technology

Qlik Sense Desktop – Creating an App image thumbnail

QlikView Videos - August 7, 2014 - 06:11
Qlik Sense Desktop – Creating an App image thumbnail
Brief video showing how to create custom image thumbnails used for Qlik Sense Desktop Apps. Please see the following Qlik Community link for more information... From: Qlik Views: 329 3 ratings Time: 03:59 More in Science & Technology

Qlik Sense Desktop – Converting a QlikView Data Model

QlikView Videos - August 5, 2014 - 12:54
Qlik Sense Desktop – Converting a QlikView Data Model
Brief video which demonstrates how to convert a QlikView Data Model to a Qlik Sense Data Model using Qlik Sense Desktop. Please see the following Qlik Commun... From: Qlik Views: 673 3 ratings Time: 04:30 More in Science & Technology

Qlik Sense Desktop – Using QVSource Data Connectors

QlikView Videos - August 5, 2014 - 07:19
Qlik Sense Desktop – Using QVSource Data Connectors
Brief video which demonstrates using QVSource Data Connectors with Qlik Sense Desktop. Please see the following Qlik Community link for more information and ... From: Qlik Views: 311 2 ratings Time: 05:18 More in Science & Technology

What do Charlie, Beyonce, Twilight and Soulja Boy have in common?

Squirro Blog - August 5, 2014 - 01:00
With the amount of data out there ever growing when put into an image like the below it gives us a...

Qlik Sense Desktop – Sharing Qlik Sense Apps

QlikView Videos - August 4, 2014 - 10:44
Qlik Sense Desktop – Sharing Qlik Sense Apps
Brief video which walks through the process of sharing apps with others that have Qlik Sense Desktop. Please see the following Qlik Community link for more i... From: Qlik Views: 762 6 ratings Time: 02:12 More in Science & Technology

QVSource 1.5.4 Now Available

QV Source Blog - August 1, 2014 - 03:30

We have just released version 1.5.4 of QVSource - The QlikView and Qlik Sense API Connector. This blog posts outlines the main changes.

As always, we would also recommend you read the notes on the "Change Log" tab of any connectors you are using for a comprehensive overview of changes.

Qlik Sense

Firstly, we'd like to make another quick mention of Qlik Sense, Qlik's exciting next generation in self-service visualisation and analytics, which became available for download this week. You'll be pleased to know that QVSource will work with Qlik Sense - you can read our blog post about it here.

New Connectors

Google DoubleClick for Advertisers (DFA) - We have developed this connector to compliment our Google DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP). This is an early build, so we'd welcome any comments on it.

Breaking Changes Or Possible Breaking Changes
  • Sentiment Analysis & Text Analytics Connector V2 - Unfortunately we have had to remove Sentimental (formerly Chatterbox) connectivity from our Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector. This is because Sentimental have now removed their API from Mashape and as such we are no longer able to offer it either. If you were using this API from your applications via QVSource it will unfortunately no longer work.
  • Google DFP Connector (POSSIBLE BREAKING CHANGES) We have upgraded to v201405 of API (see release notes here for items which may affect you).
  • MailChimp V2 Connector - This connector has been updated both to the new QVSource layout style but also to use the latest V2 of the MailChimp API. Unfortunately this means that it is not backwards compatible with the previous version and you will need to regenerate your load script. The new version also includes a number of new tables, for example you can now see who's unsubscribed from a list. V1 of this Connector is now deprecated and will be removed in a future version.
  • Removed Connectors
    • V1 of the Facebook Insights Connector has now been removed after a long deprecation period - please upgrade to the much improved V2 of this Connector.
    • V1 of the MongoDB Connector has now been removed after a long deprecation period - please upgrade to the much improved V2 of this Connector.
    • V1 of the Google AdSense Connector has now been removed after a long deprecation period - please upgrade to the much improved V2 of this Connector.
Updated Connectors

We've made a number of changes to some of our connectors, including:

  • Facebook Fan Pages V2 Connector - This now reflects our new connector layout making it much easier to know what parameters each table needs in order to get the data. This connector will replace the existing Facebook Fan Pages Connector, so you should upgrade as soon as possible using the instructions here. V1 of this Connector is now deprecated and will be removed in a future version.
  • General XML/JSON/SOAP Web Connector - S/FTPListFilesAndFolders has been added to the connector, making it easier to work with those locations. Quick Intelligence, one of our partners, recently blogged about using the General Web Connector to pull data from a secure web portal, where this feature was used.
  • File Transfer (FTP/SFTP) Connector - We have updated a key component of this connector and it also now supports specifying port numbers. It also has new tables to list files and folders within a specified directory.
  • Google AdWords Connector - This has been upgraded to use the latest v201406 version of the AdWords API - you can see the API change log here for any updates which may impact or be of use to you.
  • Google BigQuery Connector - the timeout has been increased to 10 mins.
  • MongoDB Connector - This has been upgraded to use the very latest MongoDB driver. 
Download Latest

Where do I find this new release? If you are a QVSource customer or have requested a trial in the past you should see this new release in the personalised download link we should have sent you via email.

If you are new to QVSource you can download a fully functional free trial from our website.