Grafana vs. QlikView

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grafana
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
$0
QlikView
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
QlikView® is Qlik®’s original BI offering designed primarily for shared business intelligence reports and data visualizations. It offers guided exploration and discovery, collaborative analytics for sharing insight, and agile development and deployment.N/A
Pricing
GrafanaQlikView
Editions & Modules
Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
QlikView
Custom
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GrafanaQlikView
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsOn an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.
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Features
GrafanaQlikView
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.0
4 Ratings
5% below category average
QlikView
8.0
67 Ratings
2% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports7.04 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.04 Ratings8.065 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.04 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.2
3 Ratings
2% above category average
QlikView
8.3
66 Ratings
3% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.03 Ratings9.065 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.03 Ratings7.066 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.03 Ratings8.336 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.03 Ratings9.061 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
9.2
3 Ratings
10% above category average
QlikView
7.9
61 Ratings
5% below category average
Publish to Web9.03 Ratings8.048 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.03 Ratings9.056 Ratings
Report Versioning9.03 Ratings7.542 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.03 Ratings7.347 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
7.5
3 Ratings
9% below category average
QlikView
7.3
57 Ratings
10% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.03 Ratings7.754 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.03 Ratings7.546 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.03 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
QlikView
8.2
59 Ratings
4% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.558 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.054 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.054 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
QlikView
8.0
47 Ratings
0% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.044 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
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User Ratings
GrafanaQlikView
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.5
(87 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(29 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.3
(15 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(13 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
GrafanaQlikView
Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
Grafana is a one stop solution for all application monitoring needs. In our organisation, we use nodeJs. We run it using pm2. Since we didn't use Grafana it was hard for us to know if an app has stopped working unless we find it ourselves because our other app components were failing, or someone called us up and told about the situation. We were already using Grafana for monitoring our Ubuntu servers, but we hadn't had set it up for our app monitoring. Somehow we decided to monitor our nodeJs app with Grafana. It's a really good decision we made. We used Grafana nodeJs module "prom-client" for our node app which brought us relief from app failing situations. Since we have implemented Grafana for our Node app, it has helped us to monitor every health aspect of our node app. Now we have set up alerts based on heap-memory, so when heap memory goes beyond a set threshold we get notified and take the right steps ultimately saving our app from crashing and of course from losing business and reputation.
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Qlik
Sales data validations have helped manage our justifications in the past, especially with regard to new product development and new business introduction. It has also been helpful in identifying trends with business impact and direction specific to quarter and monthly sales from ERP data as well as decisions to purchase equipment of staffing based on run rates and product demand.
One thing that can get out of hand is data output - if you aren't careful in your query, you may be overloaded with data dumps and drown in the amount of info you have to filter through. This is a user caution, not a comment on the software itself.
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Pros
Grafana Labs
  • It visualizes metrics very well coming from any well known data source.
  • It sends alerts to collaboration channels when a threshold is breeched.
  • Graphs and dashboards are portable (Graph-as-a-Code).
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Qlik
  • QlikView has a simple, relational data model that's REALLY fast. Filtering and changing data is dead simple results are almost immediately available.
  • The free version of Qlikview is almost completely featured, so you roll a pro-level product out to an entire department for really cheap.
  • QlikView is really flexible--if you can imagine it, you can build it.
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Cons
Grafana Labs
  • Functions to customize values
  • Improved user experience
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Qlik
  • 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
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
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
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
QlikView is very easy to implement. The installation is very straight forward. QlikView has several different data connectors that can connect to different data sources very smoothly. The user interface to build the reports is very easy to understand. This helps to have a smaller learning curve. Something very helpful is that QlikView is a browser application for the end users. So, you don't need to install any applications on the user's computer.
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Reliability and Availability
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
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Performance
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support Rating
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
My experience with the Qlik support team has been somewhat limited, but every interaction I have had with them has been very professional and I received a response quickly. Typically if there is a technical issue, our IT team will follow up. My inquiries are specific to product functionality, and Qlik has been very helpful in clarifying any questions I might have.
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In-Person Training
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
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
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
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 Rating
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
"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
Grafana Labs
Grafana has a direct plugin to Icinga monitoring solution and allowed for easy configuration for us. At the time of implementation, other services did not have such an integration. As we already had a very customized and heavily introduced monitoring solution in place, we needed settings that could plug into the system quickly and efficiently. This was the case with Grafana and allowed us to have all the integrations we needed with services such as Icinga
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Qlik
The only other vendor product that I have worked with that provides a similar experience to Qlikview is Tableau. I would recommend Tableau if your use case is to build a fixed dashboard. You can share reports for free without needing to buy additional licenses. I would recommend Qlikview if your users are looking for a more interactive experience. They can create new objects to represent the data which can't be accomplished as easily in Tableau
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Return on Investment
Grafana Labs
  • Helps us to keep our application and server up all time
  • Dashboards are easy to share with others
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Qlik
  • You can use the free desktop version to do a lot of reporting and analysis work more quickly so the ROI is huge
  • QlikView is great at finding outliers such as data entry errors
  • QlikView is great at helping you quickly discover new insights about your business that can prompt you to take action that can immediately affect your cash flow.
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ScreenShots

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