New Online Qlik Playground Provides Developers Free Access to Explore Rich Visual Analytics

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qlik-logoQlik®, a leader in visual analytics, announced the launch of Qlik Playground™. Qlik Playground is a web-based environment providing an easy way for developers to learn about, use, and experiment with Qlik’s powerful platform, providing access to the QIX Associative Indexing Engine and open APIs for loading, searching, analyzing and visualizing data. Built for developers by developers, Qlik Playground is available now and extends Qlik® Branch – an open source, collaborative community to share and ignite innovation using Qlik’s visual analytics platform.

Learn, Experiment, Play

With Qlik Playground, developers are introduced to the powerful capabilities of the Qlik Analytics Platform, and provided their own sandbox to experiment and try out specific APIs for working with, analyzing, and visualizing data, or explore ready-made samples. By connecting to their own data and accessing public data sets through Qlik’s APIs, developers can get hands-on and see how easy it is to find and explore the relationships that exist within the data, and bring it to life visually.

Qlik Playground is opening up a whole new world for developers with common Web development skills that are not proprietary or require product-specific development training,” commented Speros Kokenes, Director of Visual Analytics at Axis Group, a Qlik Partner. “User interfaces and charts are not limited to product constraints but instead are open to our imagination on how to best support customers’ specialized needs.”

Qlik’s platform and open APIs are designed to work with any software architecture or stack, platform, and language. The query-less approach to data retrieval provides high performance access via a familiar JSON based interface, and simplifies the structure for working with data. Even searching data can be enhanced with the QIX Associative Indexing Engine, creating more powerful and easier-to-use interfaces for web-based applications. Qlik Playground demonstrates how little time and effort is needed to turn data into fully-interactive, data-driven applications, which creates all kinds of new possibilities.

We believe true disruptive innovation is best fostered through openness and exchange,” said Anthony Deighton, Qlik CTO and Senior Vice President, Products. “We want to give developers everywhere the ability to explore the potential of incorporating data and analytics into apps to provide a new dimension of interactive discovery. With Qlik Playground, we create a game-changing platform for developers to accelerate innovation to bring analytics to life.”


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