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Mastering QlikView by Stephen Redmond

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Using Direct Discovery

Traditionally, QlikView has been a totally in-memory tool. If you want to analyze any information, you need to get all of the data into memory. This has caused problems for many enterprise organizations because of the sheer size of data that they wanted to analyze. You can get quite a lot of data into QlikView—billions of rows are not uncommon on very large servers, but there is a limit. Especially in the last few years where businesses have started to take note of the buzz around Big Data, many believed that QlikView could not play in this area.

Direct Discovery was introduced with QlikView Version 11.20. In Version 11.20 SR5, it was updated with a new, more sensible syntax. This syntax is also available in Qlik Sense. What ...

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