Over the past two months, Connector Factory has released more capabilities and connectors for data integration, data analytics and application automation.
Qlik™ Cloud Data Integration
Additional SaaS application connectors
Qlik™ is continuing to expand the connectivity of Qlik™ Cloud Data Integration with a new group of connectors that just got released. These connectors will enable you to gather business data from additional applications that focus on the supply chain, ERP, CRM, and finance:
- Acumatica ERP
- SAP Ariba Analytical
- SAP Ariba Event Management
- SAP Ariba Operational Procurement
- SAP Ariba Operational Sourcing
- SAP Ariba Supplier Data
- SAP Ariba Supplier Risk Engagements
- SAP Cloud for Customer
- SAP Fieldglass
- SAP SuccessFactors Payroll
- Zoho Books
- Zoho CRM
- Zoho Expense
- Zoho Inventory
It was also updated the existing Oracle OPERA connector to support change data capture.
Similar to Qlik™’s previous connector releases, these connectors are Generally Available (GA), covered by Qlik™ standard support policies and are tagged as Preview. If you haven’t already done so, you will need to contact your local support representative to activate the feature flag that enables all recently released connectors in your tenant. The preview tag and feature flag are there because these connectors do not cover all use cases and Qlik™ wants to make sure you have the best experience possible.
Private connections – A private connection (sometimes called a PrivateLink) can be used to ensure your data traffic remains secure and compliant. Qlik™ Cloud Data Integration already supports private connections if Snowflake, Microsoft SQL Server or AWS S3 is the target of a data pipeline. Qlik™ now additionally supports private connections when moving data to Databricks, Microsoft Azure Synapse, Google BigQuery or AWS Redshift.
Qlik™ Data Integration
The recent release of Qlik™ Replicate November 2023 includes a number of security enhancements related to connectivity:
- Snowflake targets (on Google, AWS, or Azure) now support OAuth2 authentication
- The Kafka target now supports certificate + username and password authentication
- Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift Targets now support IAM Roles Anywhere
- MySQL-based targets now support SSL
In addition, Qlik™ Replicate now supports two new target endpoints (Microsoft Fabric Synapse Data Warehouse & Confluent Cloud), a new source endpoint (Google Cloud SQL for SQL Server) and an enhanced Google BigQuery target endpoint.
Qlik™ Analytics Cloud
Amazon Bedrock – This is a platform that hosts a number of generative AI models (or LLMs), including models not just from Amazon but also leading AI startups, so you can choose which LLM is best suited for your use case. Qlik™ now offers the following connectors within the Amazon Bedrock platform:
- AI21 Labs
- Amazon Titan
With these real-time analytics connectors, users can interact with apps and refine context, sending relevant subsets of data to generative AI for a variety of use-cases such as sentiment analysis, few shot learning and classification, data synthesis, summarization, and enrichment, and more. And this is only the beginning – customers can build whatever new use cases they want using generative AI in combination with our engine, and fully controlling the relationship with the third-party models.
Integration with Microsoft Teams
Qlik™ recently released a new app within Microsoft Teams which allows you to explore analytics using natural language. You can ask a question within Teams and Qlik™ will respond with AI-generated visualizations and insights, using data from across your Qlik™ apps. And because you’re in Microsoft Teams, you can easily bring others into the conversation to share and collaborate, as well as access Insight Advisor on mobile devices through the Teams app.
Qlik™ Application Automation
Qlik™ continues to add more connectors and capabilities to no-code cloud service that streamlines workflows between SaaS applications and Qlik™ Cloud.
Amazon Bedrock – enables your automation to interact with any of the text and image models from Bedrock and send the model’s output to any other automation connector or use it as input for another Bedrock model.
OpenAI – A new Chat Completion block enables you to run prompts against OpenAI’s powerful GPT models.
Qlik™ Cloud Services – blocks have been added to enable Qlik™ Application Automation to interact with the Qlik™ Business Glossary.
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