Lavastorm Signs On as QlikTech Partner
Published: April 24, 2012
by Alex Woodie
Lavastorm Analytics, a developer of tools that helps users understand how data flows across their business, has joined QlikTeck's partner program. While neither vendor's software runs on IBM i, they are widely used by customers in the midrange space.
QlikTech has made a name for itself over the last several years with its focus on developing low-cost business intelligence tools that are easy to use. The success of its flagship QlikView product line helped fuel the recent resurgence of in-memory analytic products--and also helped drive an IPO on Nasdaq. While the company's software runs on Windows, it is used to process ERP data held in DB2/400 and every other major data store.
Lavastorm Analytics is not so easily explained. The multi-function Lavastorm suite, which was created by a group of MIT graduates, does many things, including: ETL work, SQL editing, report and dashboard building, cross-referencing programs and databases, and building business rules. While it's often used in a business intelligence environment, its real forte is analyzing the flow of data within a business. In this way, it could be used for isolating hard-to-spot problems in business process flows, such as customer order validation.
Lavastorm and QlikTech aren't strangers. The companies' products have been used together in the past, with Lavastorm doing the back-end work of discovering how an organization uses data, and QlikTech doing the front-end query work and building reports.
Now that Lavastorm is a member of QlikTech's Qonnect Partner Program, the connection between the two companies is official. Representatives with the companies say the newly minted partnership will deepen the integration of their products, which will help customers.
"We have heard from some of our largest customers that they get major benefits from using our products in conjunction with the QlikView Business Discovery platform," Dan Donovan, Lavastorm's head of partner development, says in a press release. "By joining QlikTech's partner program, Lavastorm will be able to bring this proven value to more organizations that are seeking to harness the full potential of their data to analyze, optimize, and control their business processes."
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