Qlik opening APIs for Open Source world

|January 27, 2015 0
Wants to be disruptive with providing open access to how enterprises interact with and extend Qlik Sense to create web sites, visualizations, applications

BANGALORE, INDIA: Qlik, a player in data discovery, has announced an extended commitment to the developer and open source communities with the launch of Qlik Branch. Designed as a collaborative workspace and open exchange, Qlik Branch claims to provide anyone – customers, fans, developers, and partners – simplified access to the open and powerful APIs of QlikSense and QlikView for better and easier integration with home-grown and third-party web technologies and applications.

In Gigaom Research’s recent report by David Card, “Ranking the disruption potential of industry forces”, open source and general creative commons is listed as one of the top ranked potential highly disruptive forces. The report goes on to say, “No doubt ‘platform’ itself is another overused concept, but the new ingredient for the proven recipe of APIs, cloud-based services, ecosystems, and network effects is market adjacency — the idea that a platform with its roots in one market sector can migrate to another.”

Qlik Branch states it is disrupting the Business Intelligence industry norms and fostering collaboration and innovation by providing open access to how enterprises interact with and extend Qlik Sense to create web sites, visualizations, applications, and more. Because all projects are shared under open souce licensing, not only can users create and post solutions, but they can also find solutions and download extensions with complete source code for free. Solutions posted on Qlik Branch will not require official Qlik support as is provided in certifications on Qlik Market. The Qlik Developer Relations team will be on hand to support the sharing and exchange of ideas.

Qlik Branch is live with over 2000 registered users and 100 projects in its debut featuring extensions, mash-ups, web applications, and more.

“We are not precious about what the best visualization is to solve a problem. Just like our corporate culture, we believe true disruptive innovation is best fostered through openness and exchange,” said Anthony Deighton, Qlik CTO. “We want to give developers everywhere the ability to explore the potential of Qlik Sense to create and share offerings that provide an added dimension to the user experience. With Qlik Branch, we create a game-changing platform for developers to accelerate innovation to bring the best ideas to market.”


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