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Qlik and Databricks partnership advances cloud analytics

Qlik has announced two significant enhancements to its partnership with Databricks that make it easier for customers to combine Qlik's solutions and Databricks to advance their cloud analytics strategies.

First is the launch of the Databricks Lakehouse (Delta) Endpoint, a new capability in Qlik Data Integration, which will simplify and improve customers' ability to ingest and deliver data to the Databricks Lakehouse.

Second is the integration of Qlik Cloud with Databricks Partner Connect, enhancing the Qlik Data Analytics trial experience with Databricks. Both deepen and expand the ability of customers to combine Qlik and Databricks in their efforts to leverage the cloud for impact, the company states.

Roger Murff, VP of Technology Partners at Databricks, says, “We’re excited about the potential of Qliks Databricks Lakehouse (Delta) Endpoint to seamlessly and efficiently deliver the data customers need to drive more value from their investment in the Databricks Lakehouse. And, with Qlik Analytics now integrated with Databricks Partner Connect, we are making it even easier for customers to discover, use and share data-driven insights across their organisations.”

Leveraging Databricks SQL, Qlik's Databricks (Delta) Endpoint optimises the continuous and real-time data ingestion through Qlik Data Integration into Delta Lake on Databricks.

This gives organisations the ability to cost effectively drive more data from a wide range of enterprise data sources, including SAP and Mainframe, into the Databricks Lakehouse while leveraging their cloud provider of choice such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure, the company states.

Qlik has also recently integrated Qlik Cloud with Databricks Partner Connect. Databricks customers can now experience Qlik Sense SaaS within the Databricks Lakehouse Platform through an existing Qlik tenant or a free Qlik trial.

The experience includes automatic configuration of connectivity to the customers Databricks environment, making it easier for Databricks customers to experience Qlik Cloud first hand.

According to the company, both the new Databricks Lakehouse (Delta) Endpoint and Partner Connect integration demonstrate Qlik's commitment to supporting customers like J.B. Hunt in their efforts to combine Qlik and Databricks for impact.

Joe Spinelle, Director of Engineering and Technology at J.B. Hunt, comments, “We’re seeing more demand for real-time data related to shippers and carriers in order to provide up-to-the-minute information on how they are performing. Qlik and Databricks help us to meet those demands."

Itamar Ankorion, SVP of Technology Alliances at Qlik, says, “As they migrate more and more to the cloud, Databricks customers want strategic partners that make it as easy as possible to deliver and analyse data for impact.

"With our new Databricks Lakehouse Endpoint and Databricks Partner Connect integration, Qlik is clearly demonstrating its alignment with Databricks and our dedication to the Databricks community to deliver an amazing experience that furthers their overall data strategies.”

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