Following an independent test in which the performances of the 3 top BI platforms worldwide were compared, Qlik Sense, Tableau and Power BI, the comparative results obtained demonstrate, once again, the huge processing speed and power that Qlik brings. in front of its main competitors.
In the first part of the test, the raw processing speed was measured when loading data from similar sources.
Details here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQhSc8Ne4gE
And the results are extremely conclusive.
The ingesting speed test was performed on a data set of 40 million rows, in almost similar conditions (CPU, storage, network and memory size, speed and load), and the measured results of each competitors are pretty clear in the graphic below:
The net superior performance offered by Qlik compared to the 2 competitors, in perfectly similar conditions of hardware resources, resource loading and volume of processed data is spectacular. As it can be seen on the bars below, the Qlik advantage is not percentages or tens of percentages , but in the the order of 400% and respectively 730% increase in performance.
In the second part of the test, the aim was to develop a functional dashboard interface, similar in capabilities, in the 3 visual analytics platforms.
Details filmed step by step are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t0t_yonz4s
The final results obtained in the 3 platforms are visible here:
The authors’ conclusions is pretty clear: Qlik Sense solution is the best option, both in time to create dashboards and speed of delivering visual analytics (once the dashboard has been created).
As a closing comment, it’s worth underlining that Qlik‘s associative engine, being at least 20 years more mature than the newer entrants (Tableau and Power BI), still has some solid ground ahead in performance.
And all of the above is actually on top of the additional capabilities that Qlik offers in:
- data transformation
- AI-assisted processing
- adaptive dynamic processing
- ultra dynamic interface
(capabilities that we will focus on in later articles)