Qlik has announced that it has been named a Hot Vendor in the 2015 Value Index for Analytics and Business Intelligence from Ventana Research.

Of the 15 vendors evaluated for this index, Qlik is the only data discovery to be recognised as ‘hot’, with Qlik Sense being noted as innovation that is built on a “a powerful modern architecture that is cloud-ready and includes responsive design on mobile devices.

Qlik is focused on the next transformation as the data discovery category matures to governed, user-driven creation. In September 2014, Qlik introduced general availability of Qlik Sense, the first device-independent, self-service visualisation and discovery product engineered for enterprise-class governance and performance.

Built on a modern architecture and powered by the patented, industry-proven Qlik data indexing engine, Qlik Sense gives users the unrestricted ability to create personalised data analyses and explore the relationships that exist in data to reveal connections instantly.

Qlik Sense is designed to serve audiences equally without compromise: business users gain the intuitive experience they need, developers gain boundless possibilities for what they can create and IT gains centralized control for management and governance.

“Qlik was an early pioneer in developing a substantial market for visual discovery that enables end users to easily access and manipulate analytics and data,” notes Tony Cosentino, vice president and research director of Ventana Research.

“The modern architecture of Qlik Sense – together with the company’s partner ecosystem and its professional services organisation – gives Qlik a competitive position. The service partner relationships, including those with major systems integrators, are key to the company’s future since analytics is as much about change management as technology.”

Over these years of continued innovation and changing the face of BI, Qlik maintains its commitment to become the de facto global standard for how people gain insight from their data. With Qlik’s patented core technology, associative experience, and collaboration and mobile capabilities, users can ask and answer streams of questions on their own or in teams and groups, wherever they happen to be working.

Users can continue to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions and they gain rapid time to value in deployments that can be productive in just days or weeks.

“There are many BI tools on the market, and more are on the way. Many of these products are marketed based on one key attribute: they look great,” says Anthony Deighton, Qlik CTO and Senior Vice President of Products.

“But it’s important to consider the real value that can be unlocked through BI throughout the enterprise from business groups to IT departments. Helping real people solve real problems requires more than just great looking visualisations. With Qlik, data discovery is visually appealing but also dynamic to encourage out-of-the-report thinking wherever you may be.”