Qlik named a leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant

By Barry Harmsen

Qlik has been named a Leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for the 8th consecutive year. Although Tableau and Microsoft seem to have expanded their lead, Qlik has made some excellent progress along the “Completeness of vision” axis. With all the cool stuff that is coming up in the next year, I am sure this will be followed next year by more success along the “Ability to execute” axis.

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The full report is provided for free by Qlik (thanks!) and can be found here.


Magic Quadrant Sense Mashup

To explore the paths that different vendors have taken over the past year, I have created a quick Qlik Sense mashup. Select a year to see the Magic Quadrant for that year. To see the paths (or “snail trails”) for the different vendors, click on their bubble.

Vizlib: fully supported Qlik Sense extensionsThis mashup uses Vizlib, an extensive (and growing) library of Qlik Sense extension. Plus it’s fully supported. Vizlib brings many of the things we loved about QlikView to Qlik Sense. If you’d rather spend your time on getting value from your data, rather than fidgeting with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, or free extensions that break whenever there’s an upgrade, then Vizlib is definitely something you’ll want to check out. Best of all, it’s free for up to 5 users. Download your free copy of Vizlib from here.


About The Author

Barry Harmsen

Hi there, I'm Barry and I'm a Business Intelligence Consultant at Bitmetric and based in the Netherlands. Originally from a background of 'traditional' Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Performance Management, for the past 10 years I have been specializing in Qlik and a more user-centric form of BI. I have done numerous QlikView and Qlik Sense implementations in many different roles and industries. In 2012 I co-authored the book QlikView 11 for Developers. You can follow me on Twitter at @meneerharmsen.


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    March 2, 2018 - 18:51 | Permalink

    I like it, I wish the lines would have slight variation in color so that when you select multiple companies say Microsoft and Qlik I can more easily differentiate them!

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