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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is the gold standard for text-based search. Across large data sets it performs admirably, and we will certainly make it our first choice search solution in the future. For a use case where needs are simple and regular database queries might suffice, Elasticsearch may or may not provide any benefits.
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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

Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Elasticsearch
QlikView
6.2
Customizable dashboards
Elasticsearch
QlikView
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Elasticsearch
QlikView
6.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Elasticsearch
QlikView
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.4
Publish to Web
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.4
Publish to PDF
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.5
Report Versioning
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Elasticsearch
QlikView
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Elasticsearch
QlikView
5.9
Predictive Analytics
Elasticsearch
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Elasticsearch
QlikView
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Elasticsearch
QlikView
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
Elasticsearch
QlikView
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Elasticsearch
QlikView
5.9
Dedicated Android Application
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Elasticsearch
QlikView
7.4

Pros

Elasticsearch

  • Effortless to set up. Literally set the memory thresholds for Java and start throwing JSON formatted records in to the database, it "Just Works". Even clustering is automated as the cluster finds other ElasticSearch servers on the network and assigns each a name.
  • Very simple to use interface either through it's RESTFUL API (ala Curl) or via its speedy protocol on port 9300. Once records are added, the very easy to use Apache Lucene syntax is supported to extract data.
  • It's search capabilities are fast on huge datasets, even on very modest hardware. Our organization operates in the hundreds of servers taking thousands of requests a second, each with it's own log w/ a 2 week retention. The ElasticSearch server we recently decommissioned was Pentium 4 Netburst class Xeon, it rarely skipped a beat.
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QlikView

  • QlikView allows you make data-backed visualization very easily. The format of these visualizations is completely up to you and your team.
  • QlikView can show your data in many type of graphs as well as show the actual numbers associated with graphical points.
  • We use QlikView to access data on Microsoft SQL Server, but other data sources are supported. Check out the QlikView documentation to determine if they can use data in formats that you need to perform analysis on.
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Cons

Elasticsearch

  • If you want to explode Elasticsearch's capabilities, you need to have a medium-high SQL and Database knowledge.
  • The user interface is heavy in Java requirements, and sometimes you can get some lag displaying heavy results for heavy queries.
  • It will be helpful if you can construct Logstash queries with a drag&drop based user interface.
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QlikView

  • We found that QlikView can be a bit slow in supporting some forms of encryption. It is web-based and we needed to upgrade all of our server to not support the older SSL and TLS 1 protocols, only support TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. However, QlikView could not run with TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. We had to wait over six months to get a version that would handle the newer TLS versions.
  • There are so many options with QlikView that you can get lost when developing a visualization. There are still items I have not yet figured out, such as labeling a graph with the name of a selected detail item.
  • QlikView works by pulling the data it is going to use for visualization into its database. I am a security reviewer and I need to make certain that PII and PHI is not pulled by QlikView for a visualization, otherwise this could become a reportable indecent.
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Likelihood to Renew

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We're pretty heavily invested in ElasticSearch at this point, and there aren't any obvious negatives that would make us reconsider this decision.
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QlikView

QlikView 8.8
Based on 29 answers
Ease of use, ability to load from pretty much any data source. today I created an application that loaded time sheets from excel that are not in a table format. With Qlik's "enable transformation steps" I was able to automate loads of multiple spreadsheets and multiple tabs easily. Could not do that with any other tool.
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Usability

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch 10.0
Based on 1 answer
To get started with Elasticsearch, you don't have to get very involved in configuring what really is an incredibly complex system under the hood. You simply install the package, run the service, and you're immediately able to begin using it. You don't need to learn any sort of query language to add data to Elasticsearch or perform some basic searching.If you're used to any sort of RESTful API, getting started with Elasticsearch is a breeze. If you've never interacted with a RESTful API directly, the journey may be a little more bumpy. Overall, though, it's incredibly simple to use for what it's doing under the covers.
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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

Elasticsearch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 4 answers
QlikView server is very stable, with minimal errors and rare outages.
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Performance

Elasticsearch

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

Elasticsearch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Elasticsearch

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

Elasticsearch

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

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
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QlikView

QlikView 7.4
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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Alternatives Considered

Elasticsearch

ES does not compete with the above packages but compliments them. By automating and mining logs, you are able to get a sense of the business process, marketing data or whatever else you need to capture and mine. The potential energy stored within Elasticsearch makes it a great tool to include in your DevOps toolbox.
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QlikView

QlikView has a great capability of handling complicated, heterogeneous and raw data and convert them into consumable form by performing basic ETL operations in comparison to Tableau and Power BI.
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Return on Investment

Elasticsearch

  • Improved the speed of our website
  • Improved the user experience by providing highly efficient text search
  • We're using it for logging, which makes it easy to query the errors and solve them
  • It takes time to understand the advanced queries in Elasticsearch
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QlikView

  • When I implemented QlikView as a customer, we generated huge ROI with Excess and Obsolete Inventory analysis. QlikView enabled the kind of analysis and the kind of visibility that was never possible before.
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Pricing Details

Elasticsearch

General

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

Elasticsearch Editions & Modules

Elasticsearch
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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