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Score 7.7 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

QlikView

QlikView is well suited for scenarios where a heavy data is involved or heterogeneous data is there which also requires some manipulation/ cleansing or application of business rules. Also, if the UI dashboard involves complicated formulas to be worked upon, QlikView is well suited.However, if there is a need to quickly create some dashboards where the developer has little knowledge on database/ scripting and also there is no data manipulation required for input data, other technologies other than QlikView can be considered.
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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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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

QlikView
7.1
Elasticsearch
Pixel Perfect reports
QlikView
6.3
Elasticsearch
Customizable dashboards
QlikView
8.1
Elasticsearch
Report Formatting Templates
QlikView
7.0
Elasticsearch

Ad-hoc Reporting

QlikView
7.5
Elasticsearch
Drill-down analysis
QlikView
8.0
Elasticsearch
Formatting capabilities
QlikView
7.6
Elasticsearch
Integration with R or other statistical packages
QlikView
7.4
Elasticsearch
Report sharing and collaboration
QlikView
7.1
Elasticsearch

Report Output and Scheduling

QlikView
6.9
Elasticsearch
Publish to Web
QlikView
7.2
Elasticsearch
Publish to PDF
QlikView
6.8
Elasticsearch
Report Versioning
QlikView
7.1
Elasticsearch
Report Delivery Scheduling
QlikView
6.7
Elasticsearch

Data Discovery and Visualization

QlikView
6.6
Elasticsearch
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
QlikView
7.9
Elasticsearch
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
QlikView
5.3
Elasticsearch
Predictive Analytics
QlikView
6.8
Elasticsearch

Access Control and Security

QlikView
7.6
Elasticsearch
Multi-User Support (named login)
QlikView
7.8
Elasticsearch
Role-Based Security Model
QlikView
7.6
Elasticsearch
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
QlikView
7.4
Elasticsearch

Mobile Capabilities

QlikView
6.7
Elasticsearch
Responsive Design for Web Access
QlikView
7.0
Elasticsearch
Dedicated iOS Application
QlikView
5.4
Elasticsearch
Dedicated Android Application
QlikView
7.5
Elasticsearch
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
QlikView
7.0
Elasticsearch

Pros

  • in memory application
  • AQL i.e auto association
  • QVD
  • conditional hide n show feature
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  • Lightning fast
  • Easily scalable
  • Powerful feature set
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Cons

  • 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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  • Setting Java memory thresholds can be a pain for those not accustomed to things like Eden Space & Old Generation which can lead to over allocation, or more likely, under allocation. Apache Solr had a similar issue. It would be nice if the program would take an extra step and dogfood it's own advice by analyzing the system & processes to return a solid recommendation for that configuration. The proper configuration information is outlined in the documentation, it would be nice if that was automated.
  • The only health check that ElasticSearch reports back is a "red" status without any real solid information about what is going on, though its usually memory thresholds or disk I/O. I am currently on ElasticSearch 1.5 so that may have changed for newer versions. When the status goes "red", I as the administrator of the software, feel like I lose control of whats going on which should rarely happen. Something more verbose would eliminate that.
  • This is more of a critique of the ElasticStack in general. The whole top to bottom stack is starting to get feature creep with things that are better suited in other software and increasing the barrier for entry for people to get started with setting up a robust logging infrastructure. ElasticSearch as a storage search engine, is pretty streamlined, but I can see that the tools that comprise the ELK Stack are going to require a certification with constant study at some point. During major release for Logstash a while back, it literally took a month to learn a new language because Elastic completely changed the syntax. For a medium sized organization of only a couple of admins, that is a pretty high bar where time is money. They really should work on refining/automating the tools & search engine they have, instead of shoehorning/changing things on to an already rock solid foundation.
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Likelihood to Renew

QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
Assuming they give me a good deal :-)
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Elasticsearch10.0
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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Usability

QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
QlikView is built in such a way that makes it extremely easy to use - for developers, designers, and users.
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Elasticsearch10.0
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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Reliability and Availability

QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
QlikView server is very stable, with minimal errors and rare outages.
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Performance

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

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

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

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

QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
Once we implemented QlikView, we didn't have to revisit it even though the amount of dashboards has increased
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Elasticsearch9.0
Based on 1 answer
Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
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Alternatives Considered

It's easier to learn than Pentaho.
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We've not tried any other products as Elasticsearch is the best fit for our requirements.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Most of elasticsearch is free except few things which most of the organizations can live without or have a workaround. Not having to pay splunk whole bunch of money is a huge ROI right there.
  • Indexing the logs and making it searchable has a huge impact on the way we operate. Developers no longer have to log in to the system to know what's happening. Especially when we have hundreds of servers, having a central place for all the logs is essential to operate the system.
  • It's really easy to set up and maintain even in a scale. Its hot and warm cluster notion is awesome. The self-maintenance makes a huge impact on the need for system admins.
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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.

Elasticsearch

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Elasticsearch Editions & Modules
Elasticsearch
Additional Pricing Details