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Score 8.7 out of 101

QlikView

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Matrix

[Actian Matrix is well suited for:]1. Power user who wants to derive aggregate metrics by joining huge dataset.2. Batch load where you have to load billion of records very fast (copy command).3. Scenario where you want to do ELT because your ETL tool cannot handle huge volume of data.
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QlikView

I can't recommend QlikView enough for a small shop on a shoestring budget--with one technical user administering things, all your users can have a really nice, super useful data exploration tool. The burden is certainly on that one user, but the payback is immense considering the price (free!). Solutions like Tableau and Qlik's new product, Qlik Sense, are certainly prettier and less demanding in terms of UI design, but they can't touch QlikView in terms of value.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Actian Matrix
QlikView
5.9
Customizable dashboards
Actian Matrix
QlikView
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.9
Formatting capabilities
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.1
Publish to Web
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.2
Publish to PDF
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.0
Report Versioning
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Actian Matrix
QlikView
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Actian Matrix
QlikView
5.4
Predictive Analytics
Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Actian Matrix
QlikView
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Actian Matrix
QlikView
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Actian Matrix
QlikView
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Actian Matrix
QlikView
5.4
Dedicated Android Application
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.3

Pros

Actian Matrix

  • Super fast. Aggregate query such as SUM(), Count() returns result within seconds from a table with more than billion records.
  • Excellent data compression.
  • Easy maintenance. We managed this database without having a full time DBA.
  • Support ANSI SQL and ODBC/JDBC. It's easy to connect to this database from other systems.
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QlikView

  • ETL! QlikView is the simplest product that not only provides great visuals for UI but it also handles complex ETL.
  • Easy to implement. We have successfully installed QlikView server and desktop within one week with a fully functional dashboard published for end users.
  • DATA DISCOVERY! The green/white/grey is such a powerful tool. The first thing I do when II arrive onsite with a client is connect to their data and jump right into the data. The grey is the most valuable. I can see what is NOT relating to my selections. This is not possible, so far, in any other business discovery tool.
  • Set Analysis! Qlikview's set analysis allows me to calculate from the very basic to the super complex expressions. It does not take long to learn either.
  • QLIK COMMUNITY! The community consists of master users and Qlik employees and basic to new users. It is a huge resource for all users and allows you to get answers quickly then copy script and/or dashboards so no need to recreate the wheel.
  • ITS FREE forever and fully functional. You just cannot open licensed applications. What a great marketing tool. QlikSense will be free forever with the ability to share your applications! Just gets better.
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Cons

Actian Matrix

  • Its a new product, there are plenty of bugs to work out with regards to converting special reserve characters that might crop up in data.
  • The Matrix 2 Matrix database port tool needs some ironing out.
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QlikView

  • Simulateous development is difficult as development goes on in one qvw file. There is no check-in/check-out functionality to protect against changes being overwritten. There are third party products that can bridge this gap.
  • It can be too flexible in that an inexperienced team can fall victim to user whims. This happens when developers implement changes without an appropriate methodolology.
  • It's not a true platform solution. Integrating with single sign-on solutions as an example, is unnecessarily difficult.
  • QlikView's achilles heel is RAM. Handling "big data" requires complex, multi-tiered architectures spanning across several applications to maintain performance.
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Likelihood to Renew

Actian Matrix

Actian Matrix 6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

QlikView

QlikView 8.8
Based on 29 answers
I believe every client should have this software in their tool kit
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Usability

Actian Matrix

Actian Matrix 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I wish to give higher rating for the speed and efficiency in handling the queries, but only 6 because of consistent bugs we encounter
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QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Once the data is loaded (which can range from simple to complex depending on the data set), it is relatively easy to create new charts/dashboards
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Reliability and Availability

Actian Matrix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Performance

Actian Matrix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

Actian Matrix

Actian Matrix 8.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Faster initial response
  • Trained professionals
  • Very helpful in resolving issues
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QlikView

QlikView 2.1
Based on 7 answers
Qlik does have a tendency to push back sometimes stating that the issue is not related to QlikView but the system it is hosted on
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In-Person Training

Actian Matrix

No answers on this topic

QlikView

My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
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Online Training

Actian Matrix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
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Implementation

Actian Matrix

Actian Matrix 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
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QlikView

QlikView 7.4
Based on 13 answers
QlikView were here for a few days, and it was up and running. It was very fast.

Where it fell short, is they did the implementation in demo mode, and didn't initially work with us to help us scale. For example, should we consider a load balancer and multiple servers?. How much capacity can this environment handle from a data and user perspective. We had to learn on own by trial and error. We are bringing them in to do an architectural assessment, but we have to pay for this.

We are now bringing them back in for architectural assessment. It is a fee based engagement.
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Alternatives Considered

Actian Matrix

Actian Matrix is our first big data analytics storage platform, and as I was not involved in the POC process to compare it to other products out on the market, unfortunately I cannot say if it is better than other Big Data storage options. I can say that it out performs products such as Oracle or UDB in regards to the volume of data it can easily index and handle.
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QlikView

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Return on Investment

Actian Matrix

  • I cannot comment on the specific numbers, all I can say is that switching to the backend greatly improved our processing speed. The more we process through our systems, the more clients we can serve. Which should bump ROI.
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QlikView

  • Speed to market is the really big thing. You can attach to multiple data sources quickly and build a consumable model for a dashboard. It doesn’t require IT talent to build. We have built more dashboards and added more users in the last year, then in our entire history. I was at a company of 30k+ employees before, and we didn't have near this level of BI adoption.
  • As a result, we are seeing benefits across business function. For example, within sales, our pipeline has much more visibility. It allows for much faster decisions on things like quotas. One of our biggest power users is in sales ops. She feels her dashboards load 10x faster than our previous tool and she can make changes on the fly.
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Pricing Details

Actian Matrix

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Actian Matrix Editions & Modules

Actian Matrix
Additional Pricing Details

QlikView

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

QlikView Editions & Modules

QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
1. Personal Edition
2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

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