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

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What is data discovery?

So we've already mentioned the new style of BI that Qlik pioneered, data discovery, a few times. In this section, we'll look at that in more detail.

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 Processing (OLAP)
  • Decision Support Systems (DSS)
  • Management reporting
  • Ad hoc query and reporting

Do we really need an additional label for something that in principle is the same thing? The answer is yes.

There is a fundamental difference between older technologies and data discovery, and it is in the approach. Most of the preceding tools are oriented towards technology, but data discovery ...

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