Qlik recently announced the debut of Qlik Forts, a hybrid cloud service based on the Qlik Cloud platform that securely extends Qlik’s cloud analytics capabilities to wherever data and compute needs to reside.
Qlik Forts is a hybrid cloud service pre-packaged to run as a virtual appliance on-premises or in any cloud of choice anywhere globally, including leading platforms like AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. Like other Qlik Cloud services, Forts are managed by Qlik to ensure they are always up to date with the latest features. In addition, Qlik Forts can reside on an organisation’s network and behind the firewall, and all applications, data connections and data files in use stay local to the Fort, supporting any data location requirement possible.
“Organisations aren’t experiencing the full potential of cloud analytics since much of their data remains siloed due to regulatory and sovereignty restrictions, data egress and compute costs and laborious orchestration that results in limited user experience. All these barriers keep organisations from creating more value from all their data and realising the benefits of Active Intelligence. With Qlik Forts, we are knocking down every one of these barriers. Unlike other analytics vendors, Qlik never requires customers to move their data to our cloud. With Qlik Forts, we reinforce that flexibility and choice with the ability to deploy Qlik’s cloud analytics right next to their local data as needed, fully aligning with their existing investments, governance requirements and multi-cloud strategies,” said James Fisher, Chief Product Officer at Qlik.
Since Qlik Forts is included in Qlik Cloud, all users and administrators have a single entry point and a consistent, seamless experience when accessing data and insights. With Qlik Forts, organisations can enable every employee with modern cloud analytics anywhere in the world on the organisation’s timeline and unique data requirements.
Qlik Forts eliminates the need to move previously siloed local data for cloud analytics, ensuring the cost savings and performance benefits of SaaS while meeting every governance, jurisdiction or policy requirement. By delivering a seamless, low latency user experience across any cloud, Qlik Forts will accelerate governed use of more relevant data, a key ingredient in achieving Active Intelligence, where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date and trusted data to accelerate business value.