Qlik Playground Provides Online Big Data Visualization
QlikTech International AB, which offers Big Data visualization products and services, has launched a new playground to help Web developers try out its Qlik Analytics Platform.
The Qlik Playground lets developers go online to work with the company's QIX Associative Indexing Engine and its open APIs, which are provided to help developers load, search, analyze and visualize data.
Developers can sign up (for free) to gain access to the playground, which the company said was "built by developers for developers."
"Playground gives you one-of-a-kind access to Qlik's Engine and APIs," its site says. "As a no-cost, low-commitment way to make your data work for you, Playground gives you the tools to learn from others in the environment, and find out how Qlik's Engine and APIs allow you time to spend on the coding you enjoy doing."
Qlik said the playground extends its open source community, called Qlik Branch, designed to let developers share and collaborate on community projects that leverage Qlik products.
One of those products, the Qlik Analytics Platform, is a focus of the new playground. The company said the platform lets developers create visual analytics projects for any device or app running anywhere.
"Qlik's platform and open APIs are designed to work with any software architecture or stack, platform and language," the company said in a statement. "The query-less approach to data retrieval provides high performance access via a familiar JSON based interface, and simplifies the structure for working with data. Even searching data can be enhanced with the QIX Associative Indexing Engine, creating more powerful and easier-to-use interfaces for web-based applications. Qlik Playground demonstrates how little time and effort is needed to turn data into fully-interactive, data-driven applications, which creates all kinds of new possibilities."
David Ramel is editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine and Application Development Trends Magazine.