Qlik Forts accesses data located on-premises, in a virtual private cloud or a public cloud, while meeting governance, jurisdiction and policy requirements, according to the company.
This provides a seamless, low latency user experience across any cloud, accelerating the governed use of more relevant data.
"Organisations aren't experiencing the full potential of cloud analytics since much of their data remains siloed due to regulatory and sovereignty restrictions, data egress and compute costs, and laborious orchestration that results in limited user experience. All these barriers keep organisations from creating more value from all their data and realising the benefits of Active Intelligence," said Qlik chief product officer James Fisher.
"With Qlik Forts, we are knocking down every one of these barriers. Unlike other analytics vendors, Qlik never requires customers to move their data to our cloud. With Qlik Forts, we reinforce that flexibility and choice with the ability to deploy Qlik's cloud analytics right next to their local data as needed, fully aligning with their existing investments, governance requirements and multi-cloud strategies."
Qlik Forts is pre-packaged to run as a virtual appliance on-premises or in any cloud of choice, including AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. All applications, data connections and data files in use stay local to the Fort, thus meeting data location requirements.
Forts are managed by Qlik, so they always deliver the latest features, and they are part of Qlik Cloud so users and administrators have a single point of entry and a consistent experience.
"Qlik Forts is the next big leap in hybrid deployments," said Qlik consultancy Ometis's operations director Alex Walker.
"Having one interface to access apps, data and tools seamlessly and securely across on prem, private cloud, public cloud and/or Qlik's cloud will bring incredible value to anyone's cloud analytics strategies."