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Hybrid options for Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS

Posted on: 26th October 2021, 4:18 pm

Following this week’s launch of Qlik Forts, there’s now an array of hybrid options for Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS and it can be hard to keep track. As such, we’ve put together a list of the main ones to consider, their key use cases and things to watch out for. They’re in rough order of how “SaaSy” they are. It’s worth noting that you can combine more than one option and some may need additional licensing.

QSE SaaS with QSE on Windows – disconnected environments, just shared licence

  • Simplest set up, can be useful for transitioning to SaaS.
  • Watch out for duplicate licence consumption – this can be avoided by setting up single sign on using the same Identity Provider.

QSE SaaS with QSE on Windows – shared licences, app distribution

  • If you have QSE on Windows already, this is a good way to push your apps to SaaS for end users to consume.
  • Good way to save on infrastructure costs on-premises, driving all end users to SaaS.
  • Watch out for duplicate licence consumption – this can be avoided by setting up single sign on using the same Identity Provider.

QSE SaaS with QSE on Windows – shared licences, data sync using Qlik DataTransfer

  • If you have QSE on Windows already, this is a good way to push your QVDs to SaaS for transform, front-end app development and/or self service
  • Good way to save on infrastructure costs on-prem, doing some/all transforms and directing all end users to SaaS.
  • Watch out for duplicate licence consumption – this can be avoided by setting up single sign on using the same Identity Provider.

QSE SaaS with Qlik DataTransfer on Windows

  • If you have on-prem data sources that you can’t open up to Qlik’s cloud infrastructure directly, then you can use Qlik DataTransfer.
  • Watch out for some of the limitations of Qlik DataTransfer like not being able to update data loads or do incremental loads easily. Consider using Qlik Sense Desktop to maintain apps that create QVDs for Qlik DataTransfer to schedule and upload.

QSE SaaS with Qlik Forts

  • If you have data residency requirements – i.e. your data has to remain on your own cloud / own data centre – then this allows you to do this whilst using the Qlik Sense SaaS admin experience in a mostly transparent way.
  • VPN
  • Watch out for the limitations of Qlik Forts – not all features in Qlik Sense SaaS are in Qlik Forts as part of this initial release.
  • Be careful thinking that this may be a cheap way to increase the capacity of your Qlik SaaS environment. There are additional considerations around this and you might want to consider Qlik’s additional or dedicated capacity.

QSE SaaS with Hybrid Data Delivery

  • If you have purchased Qlik Data Integration (specifically Replicate & Enterprise Manager), then this is a great option as this is available at no extra cost. If not, you need to purchase QDI.
  • You’d use this if you want near real-time and/or highly efficient data replication to Qlik SaaS and/or your Snowflake data warehouse (this functionality also came out today).

If you’d like to find out more about the hybrid options for Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS and how they could suit your deployment, get in touch with the Ometis team today.

 

By Alex Walker

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