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Learning Qlik® Sense The Official Guide by James Richardson, Henric Cronström, Christopher Ilacqua

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Chapter 2. What is Data Discovery?

We've seen how the BI market is changing rapidly and how new demands have transformed the way that users look at analysis. In this chapter, we will examine the new discovery-based approach to business intelligence, which is rapidly emerging and has defined Qlik® Sense.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The Qlik® philosophy
  • The approach to data discovery
  • The importance of the empowered user
  • How a user really interacts with data
  • The difference between traditional BI and data discovery

Why do we need data discovery?

Over the years, there have been many names of the different business intelligence methods and tools, such as:

  • Executive Information Systems (EIS)
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Online Analytical ...

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