In unusual, interesting (what it means? is it promising or what?) move the two Data Visualization leaders (Panopticon and Qliktech) partners today, see
"to offer enhanced, real-time visualization capabilities for the QlikView Business Discovery platform".
Panopticon's press-release looks overly submissive to me:
"As a member of QlikTech's Qonnect Partner Program for Technology Partners, Panopticon supports QlikView desktop, web, and mobile interactive dashboards and allows users to filter and interact directly with real-time data. By integrating Panopticon into their systems, QlikView users can:
Federate reference and real-time streaming data as well as conflated time series data sets;
Connect to virtually any relational or column-oriented database, including tick databases;
Connect to real-time message queues;
Connect to Complex Event Processing (CEP) engines; and
Make full use of Panopticon’s library of visualizations designed specifically to analyze financial data.
The combined Panopticon-QlikView platform is now available for immediate installation."
Qliktech is trying to be politically correct and its Michael Saliter, Senior Director Global Market Development - Financial Services at QlikTech said, "Our partnership with Panopticon allows us to incorporate leading real-time visualization capabilities into our QlikView implementations. We recognize the importance of providing our clients with truly up-to-date information, and this new approach supports that initiative. Our teams share a common philosophy about proper data visualization design. This made it easy to develop a unified approach to the presentation of real-time, time series, and static data in ways that people can understand in seconds."
While I like when competitors are cooperating (it benefits users and hopefully improve sales for both vendors), I still have a question: Qliktech got a lot of money from IPO, had a lot of sales and hired a lot of people lately; why they (Qlikview Developers) was not able to develop real-time functionality themselves?
Hugh Heinsohn, VP of Panopticon, said to me: "we (Panopticon) don’t see ourselves as competitors – and neither do they (Qliktech). When you get into the details, we do different things and we’re working together closely now"