Kibana vs. QlikView

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kibana
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Kibana allows users to visualize Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack so you can do anything from tracking query load to understanding the way requests flow through your apps.N/A
QlikView
Score 7.9 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
KibanaQlikView
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
QlikView
Custom
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KibanaQlikView
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
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
KibanaQlikView
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
9.0
5 Ratings
7% above category average
QlikView
8.3
63 Ratings
1% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.02 Ratings8.847 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.05 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.03 Ratings7.557 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
5.7
5 Ratings
34% below category average
QlikView
8.0
63 Ratings
1% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.05 Ratings8.162 Ratings
Formatting capabilities7.04 Ratings7.563 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration3.04 Ratings8.159 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.336 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
8.8
2 Ratings
5% above category average
QlikView
7.9
58 Ratings
6% below category average
Publish to Web9.52 Ratings8.447 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.52 Ratings8.254 Ratings
Report Versioning9.01 Ratings7.840 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.01 Ratings7.347 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
8.8
4 Ratings
7% above category average
QlikView
7.6
54 Ratings
6% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.04 Ratings8.151 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.52 Ratings8.044 Ratings
Predictive Analytics10.01 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
-
Ratings
QlikView
7.8
56 Ratings
10% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings7.256 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.151 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
-
Ratings
QlikView
7.4
45 Ratings
8% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.942 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.627 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.336 Ratings
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User Ratings
KibanaQlikView
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(83 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
7.7
(2 ratings)
3.4
(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
KibanaQlikView
Likelihood to Recommend
Elastic
Kibana integrates seamlessly with Elastic Search which gives us access to parse and analyze data generated from our systems in order to make decisions. Also, Kibana helps us create insightful reports and dashboards that give us insights into the end-users usage on the system and helps us find the root cause of issues as well.
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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
Elastic
  • Fast searches with powerful index.
  • Beautiful data visualizations.
  • Real-time observability.
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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
Elastic
  • Some performance issues with large datasets.
  • Linking to dashboards makes extremely long urls.
  • Lack of reports.
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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
Elastic
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
Elastic
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
Elastic
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
Elastic
No answers on this topic
Qlik
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support Rating
Elastic
We did not use the official Kibana support. Documentation was easy enough to follow.
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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
Elastic
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
Elastic
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
Elastic
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
Elastic
Kibana has a better usability experience, the core features I was using existed in all of them. I liked more in Kibana how you can easily create dashboards, charts, and reports without the need to be a tech person.
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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
Elastic
  • Issues that affect checkout experiences for customers are able to be prioritized and solved quickly.
  • We are able to more efficiently use resources due to the automation of reporting alerts. Decreasing employee resources needed.
  • Visualization allows us to quickly share issues and explain to coworkers in order to escalate issues that can cost our bottom line.
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Qlik
  • Generate quick reports for requirements that don't require complex calculations. ROI was fine, but Tableau software was much more intuitive for non-technical users on our team
  • When putting Qlikview reports side by side with Tableau, we ended up delivering Tableau reports since they were quicker to generate and required no technical expertise
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ScreenShots

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