Qlik Partners With Snowflake To Access SAP Data

Qlik and Snowflake have announced the launch of a new joint solution that enables faster ingestion and on-boarding of analytics-ready SAP data into Snowflake. This is achieved via Qlik Data Integration for accelerated data pipeline creation and ongoing data streaming.

Near real-time data

The solution offers near real-time and continuous ingestion of SAP data into Snowflake’s platform, allowing customers to treat SAP data like any other data source with the agnostic and automated data pipeline creation capabilities of Qlik Data Integration.

Qlik says its SAP data integration and analytics expertise offer support for all core and industry-specific SAP modules, including the decoding of SAP proprietary data structures.

This unlocks analytics for previously unavailable or hard-to-access data from either legacy on-premises SAP environments or ones that were migrated already to run on a cloud platform.

The joint solution also enables the use of Qlik Data Analytics with Snowflake for insight generation, including pre-packaged dashboards for a variety of SAP business functions, or the use of other third-party BI and analytics tools based on customer preference.

According to Babu Kuttala, the chief data and analytics officer at ABB, the solution allowed his organization to accelerate enterprise decision-making with timely access to real-time global data.

“The combination of Qlik’s data integration platform feeding Snowflake’s modern data cloud with SAP and other data sources is unlocking the hidden value of our data at scale, helping us create deeper insights faster,” said Kuttala.

The integrated solution will make it simpler and easier for joint customers and system integrators to deploy a trusted solution for delivering SAP data into Snowflake for analysis and action, says Chris Atkinson, global partner chief technology officer at Snowflake. Atkinson observed that Snowflake is seeing more customers accessing SAP data in their analytic efforts in the Snowflake Data Cloud.

“We are seeing significant growth in customer demand to get more value from their SAP data leveraging the agility, flexibility, and cost advantages of cloud analytics,” said Itamar Ankorion, the senior vice president of technology alliances at Qlik.

“Customers and system integrators leveraging Snowflake can quickly and confidently deploy this joint solution with Qlik to easily accelerate time to value, driving more insights and action.”

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