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Qlik announces support with Cloud Data Integration for Microsoft Fabric

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Tom Griggs

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With ever increasing data complexity, sources, and targets, enterprises are rightly trying to simplify their data stacks and workflows. Organizations want to build out their data fabrics with elements that work together, rather than spend time integrating various solutions.

This is what Microsoft is aiming for with Microsoft Fabric – bringing together multiple solutions and providing integrated components to support a unified modern data platform with data lake, lakehouse and data warehouse experiences that empower users with a seamless experience for data and AI. Of course, what drives the payoff for this type of unified user experience is having the right data from the start.

For example, users may push data from the warehouse directly into a Microsoft 365 application. The ease of this type of activity in Microsoft Fabric makes it doubly important to ensure that the data inside the system is analytics and AI ready from the very beginning.

That’s exactly where Qlik and Microsoft Fabric are providing value to our mutual customers. As a key launch partner with Microsoft on the release of Fabric our customers can trust that the Qlik Cloud Data Integration platform will continue to deliver the industry's widest array of diverse data sources, with transformation service directly to Fabric in real-time with low or no-code capabilities. This includes the widest spectrum legacy on-prem, hybrid, SAP, and Mainframe. The same award-winning solutions we’ve always delivered in Microsoft Azure and Synapse can now be explored and expanded within Fabric.

With Qlik, Microsoft Fabric customers will be able to:

  • Automate low-latency data ingestion from complex and varied data sources including SaaS applications, SAP, Mainframe and many more

  • Build their end-to-end data warehouse with integrated ELT transformations

  • Automate those transformation workloads for ready-to-use data

  • Combine Qlik with the power of Microsoft’s data engineering experience to support complex transformations for LMM and AI initiatives

  • Simplify ELT models and SQL processes, removing any manual coding requirements

Diagram of a workflow for Data Fabric for Modern Architectures with Microsoft Fabric

Qlik Cloud Data Integration connector to Fabric also complements Fabric Data Factory by simplifying the data ingestion process from the start, helping customers feel more confident in the workflows they are building and leveraging through Fabric. To learn more about combining Qlik and Microsoft Fabric in the resources below.


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