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Qlik Introduces True Hybrid Cloud Analytics with Qlik Forts

Enhances active intelligence by activating more data for analysis while meeting data regulatory needs and protecting existing IT investments.

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Qlik today debuted Qlik Forts, a new hybrid cloud service based on the Qlik Cloud platform that securely extends Qlik's cloud analytics capabilities to wherever data and compute need to reside.

Whether data is located on premises, in a virtual private cloud, or in a public cloud, 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 governance, jurisdiction, or policy requirements. By delivering a seamless, low-latency user experience across any cloud, Qlik Forts will accelerate governed use of more relevant data.

Qlik Forts is a hybrid cloud service pre-packaged to run as a virtual appliance on premises or in any cloud anywhere in the world, including leading platforms such as 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. Qlik Forts can reside on an organization’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.

Qlik Forts: Breaking Down Cloud Analytics Data Silos

“IDC's market research shows that currently about 80 percent of organizations have data distributed across hybrid, on premises, and cloud environments,” said Dan Vesset, group VP, analytics and information management at IDC. “The data estate is not becoming any less complex in the foreseeable future and that has real consequences. Organizations that are challenged by data silos report to us lower levels of data literacy, less trust in data, and lack of actionable information."

Since Qlik Forts is included in Qlik Cloud, all users and administrators have a single point of entry and a consistent, seamless experience when accessing data and insights. With Qlik Forts, organizations can enable every employee with modern cloud analytics on the organization’s timeline and unique data requirements.

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