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Amazon Aurora

42 Ratings

QlikView

549 Ratings

Amazon Aurora

42 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

QlikView

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Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Aurora

When already using a relational database, either MySQL or PostgreSQL, the change to Amazon Aurora should be very straightforward. The main benefits you get are cost efficiency and ease with regards to the storage, as it scales with you, and managing clusters including failovers are made very straightforward for you.If you are looking for a database which can scale up and down quickly with demand, Aurora may not be the best fit. However, there is now an Amazon Aurora Serverless service which attempts to address this requirement. I do not have any experience with it, so cannot comment further - but it is possible it will fit your use-case.
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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

Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
5.6
Customizable dashboards
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon Aurora
QlikView
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
5.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.1
Publish to Web
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.5
Publish to PDF
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.2
Report Versioning
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
5.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
5.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
3.7
Predictive Analytics
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Amazon Aurora
QlikView
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
3.6
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
6.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon Aurora
QlikView
8.0

Pros

  • Amazon Aurora has high availability, since the customer started to use it, the database never had to be left out of service.
  • Amazon Aurora provides frequent and automated upgrades, which makes our database system always up to date on the latest features and security practices
  • Since Amazon Aurora uses MySQL as its core database, it is very easy to find specialized people to work. Amazon’s relational database management system also makes it very easy to expand and create new databases
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  • Dashboards can be created easily with basic programming skills. A typical business analyst will not require a developer once the underlying data model is in place.
  • Qlikview can be used as a web based application allowing users to access dashboards anywhere permissions allow.
  • Qlikview provides a variety of pre-built objects that gives designers flexibility to represent data in multiple ways.
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Cons

  • The cost of Amazon Aurora when compared to a simple MySQL instance is considerably higher, so we really need to look at and run some performance tests to compare if the performance improvements are worth the extra cost.
  • Although backup restores are a rare feature to use, when we need them it is always painful to restore our data. We are always searching for a database service to provide new and innovating features in terms of data recovery. For instance, being able to search on backup information to see if the needed data is there. It is a very common need to compare the hot data with the backup data, for example to fix some database data that a malfunction application wrongly updated.
  • Since aurora is an Amazon relational database service there is no way to run a dev database on a local storage for tests and development.
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  • Qlikview has its own database and management system. Developers are required to build a new data model to get data into Qlikview.
  • Qlikview's web application requires significant memory and processing power from the browser. Complex dashboards can crash your browser if you're running too many things at once.
  • Qlikview dashboards look relatively outdated.
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Likelihood to Renew

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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
Qlikview is a solid tool for any organization looking for a in-memory dashboard tool.
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Usability

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QlikView9.8
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

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QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
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Performance

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QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

No score
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QlikView2.1
Based on 7 answers
They are still building it out. Just recently I received a contact for an escalation manager. I used to just call my sales guy.

Response times vary
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In-Person Training

No answers on this topic
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

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QlikView8.0
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

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QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
"Implementation" can mean a few things... so I'm not sure that this is the answer you want.... but here it goes:To me, implementation means: "Is the user interface intuitive and can I produce meaningful reports with ease?"On that score, I'd say YES. The amount of training required was minimal and the results were powerful.The desktop implementation is a simple, "blank" interface just waiting for your creativity. The pre-populated templates give you a reasonable start to any project -- and a good set of objects to "play around with" if you're just getting started.Finally, note that the "implementation" I used was baked into QuickBooks 2016 Enterprise -- called "Advanced Reporting"..... That integration makes it ultra useful and simple.
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Breadth of Deployment

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Not applicable to our firm as we are small consulting firm.
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Alternatives Considered

Unlike proprietary solutions like Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon Aurora does not need proprietary licensing, so we can use this budget to get cloud solutions with high availability and performance, at a similar rate. When compared to MySQL or Postgres SQL, it allows us to have a database system always updated with the most current features and security best practices without having to worry about it. In normal database systems like MySQL to keep the database system up to date we need to have someone always looking for new upgrades.As it relies on MySQL there is no extra formation for a team that is already used to a MySQL solution.
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Our shortlist included Tableau, a newer version of Microsoft's SSRS and Qlikview.

We also knew what Micro Strategies and Business Objects had to offer from our experiences with them at other companies, and knew what we could afford. We eliminated them on price and the complexity of set-up.

We liked QlikView's in memory, associative model, and self-service capability.

With "in-memory", everything that gets consumed from a dashboard is loaded in memory so it is incredibly fast. Although Qlik touts its mobile distribution capabilities, that was not a huge differentiator for us, but is something we are now exploring. Microsoft and and BO do have in-memory capabilities now.

The associative model is patented by QlikView. Basically it starts to understand the associations in your data, e.g. if A=B and B=C, then A=C. It means you can build a Qlikview model very quickly. In traditional data warehousing, you work with users and understand their requirements, refine the data model, start to physicalize it, tune it, build ETLs. It's a 3 month at best delivery cycle. That doesn’t work here at this company. Our business users will not wait for you. Our business is dynamic, we are launching new products all the time. Instead of going through an arduous process, you just load data into QlikView and build an associative model. It link things up. If it doesn’t work, you can change things very quickly. You don’t have to write data definitional language. Where you get into trouble, is if you load very large data sets into QlikView, memory not as abundant. They are releasing a tool called data explorer which allows you to do a hybrid approach – load some in memory and some in database. If data is going into frequently used dashboards it goes into memory. If infrequent access is required and the data set is very large, it makes sense to leave it in the database.

We also have a company called DataRoket that builds connectors for us, e.g. load this relational data into QlikView. They have built adapters for QlikView-Hadoop integration
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Collaboration and Sharing

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QlikView6.1
Based on 24 answers
The entire app can be shared. It has basic reporting, session sharing and attached note/comments, bookmarks, and some form of chat. But it lacks reporting, scheduling, and distribution unless integrated with QNprinting.
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Data Integration

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QlikView8.8
Based on 24 answers
Because qlikview acts more similar to a SQL database than spreadsheet/Excel software, it is great and adding new data sources and updating data from varied data sources such as OBDC-compliant databases, CSV, and Excel files. It can also connect to other software via export or OBDC connection. The script file allows data cleaning and ETL all in one location and across the entire data field.
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Return on Investment

  • The customers where we implemented Amazon Aurora database don't need to have an employee specialized in features and security upgrades.
  • The database replication and schedule for backup tasks are much easier, so less prone to errors.
  • We have never had a database downtime on our applications, which is essential for our customer business.
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  • Faster Lead conversion
  • Business Users being very satisfied
  • High level executives love the way data is being presented through QlikView.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Aurora

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon Aurora Editions & Modules
Amazon Aurora
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.