Qlik showcases UN Sustainability Data at this year’s Gartner BI & Analytics Bake Off

Qlik’s entry at the Gartner Analytics and BI Bake-Off 2022 looked to address the big questions around clean energy and climate change and found some surprising insights.

Once again, Qlik had the honor of being selected to participate in the Gartner Modern Analytics and BI Bake-Off 2022, our 8th year in a row, with involvement reserved for BI vendors distinguished as leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics. We were excited to be presenting live in person in London for the EMEA summit on May 10 and in Orlando for the North American summit on August 23. Josh Good presented in Orlando and Bruno Calver presented at the London event.

The Bake-Off process followed the same format as previous years, with vendors showcasing a range of capabilities to provide a side-by-side view of their differences and strengths, based on a common data set and brief. This year’s dataset was from the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainability Development Goals (SDG). The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Qlik chose to focus on Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and Goal 13 (Climate Change). These goals seem to impact a range of the other SDGs and both goals link to pressing global concerns, making them a timely option for analysis.


This year, Josh and Bruno showcased Qlik Cloud. This provided the opportunity to demonstrate a range of integrated and bundled capabilities on our SaaS platform, including:

We were able to bring many of these capabilities together in an embedded solution with decision science capabilities for the Cool Innovation section. We utilised our open web-based APIs to integrate and embed analytics into a ServiceNow instance combined with Qlik AutoML to simulate a range of outcomes based on user decision making and testing hypothetical scenarios. The solution was designed to highlight the cohesiveness of Qlik Cloud, AutoML and how elements like Qlik Application Automation can drive workflows even after a simulation is ran and the user has selected the best path forward. The greatest part is that all of these components are available now!

Our embedded solution focused on decision science helping users run ML models in real time to test predictions and execute actions that can be assembled in Application Automation.

During the demo we uncovered some great data stories and insights relating to the UN SDG as follows:

  • Access to affordable and clean energy links closely with health outcomes due to the use of dirty indoor cooking fuels, this disproportionally affects women
  • Average global temperatures have increased by around 2 degrees Celsius for all months of the year and there is a clear correlation between Gross Domestic Product and the output of CO2. Whilst this link is weakening due to renewable energy production, is it falling fast enough?
  • Solar power is being used successfully in many African nations, but data collection is poor and so hides the important social benefits of this energy source
  • For most countries we see the use of renewable energy increasing, but nuclear power is likely to be an important part of the low carbon energy mix as shown by France, Sweden and Switzerland

It was a great event and it is always a pleasure showcasing our end-to-end robustness with a platform focused on bringing data from integration to analytics.

To learn more about Qlik’s entry at the Bake Off , watch this video using the link here.

At this year's Gartner BI Bakeoff, Qlik showcases some important insights using UN Sustainability Data.

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