Today's business environment is fiercely competitive, and enterprises are pressed to keep pace with fast-changing market demands, new opportunities, and competitive threats—or fall by the wayside. The critical need for timely and accurate business intelligence has driven interest in real-time data warehousing. Real-time data warehousing continuously supplies business analytics with up-to-the moment data about customers, products, and markets—rather than the traditional approach of confining analytics to data sets loaded during a prior day, week, or month.
Qlik is a leading provider of data integration and solutions. Qlik Replicate, our simple, universal and real-time data integration platform, powers both bulk and real-time data integration processes for thousands of businesses worldwide, across all major industries.
Qlik Replicate is designed to feed data from diverse operational source systems—such as relational databases, mainframes, or SAP enterprise applications—to on-premises data warehouse platforms (Exadata, Teradata, Netezza, etc.) and to cloud-based data warehousing services (including Amazon Redshift and Azure SQL Data Warehouse). Qlik Replicate natively supports real-time data warehousing through its high-performance on-demand bulk data loading capabilities, in addition to its scheduled bulk loading features.
Unlike some data integration solutions for real-time data warehousing, Qlik Replicate log-based change data capture (CDC) technology protects operational data system performance – and avoids administrative overhead – by eliminating the need for source agent software. Qlik Replicate CDC functionality works with any major RDBMS, supporting several methods of fresh data transfer. These include transaction-by-transaction, optimized real-time batching and message-encoded streaming that seamlessly supports Apache Kafka. Qlik Replicate also integrates with native data warehouse loaders to optimize real-time data transfer.
With Qlik Replicate it's easy to configure and execute bulk and real-time data warehousing feeds with no need for manual coding nor detailed knowledge of source or target APIs—thereby empowering data architects and data warehouse administrators to quickly add new feeds to satisfy changing business requirements.
For the best results in agile real-time data warehousing, many forward-thinking enterprises use Qlik Replicate in tandem with Qlik Compose. Qlik Compose is a data warehouse automation solution that enables data architects to design, create, maintain, and manage ongoing changes in data warehouse and data mart structures while eliminating manual ETL coding. Using Qlik Replicate together with Qlik Compose DWH automation technology brings an unprecedented level of agility to enterprise data warehousing operations and positions businesses to thrive in markets that require real-time business intelligence.