The upgrade, QlikView 7, supports Intel's x64 and Itanium 64-bit platforms, which remove the 4 gigabyte memory limit of 32-bit systems. QlikTech said support for 64-bit processors has resulted in sub-second respose times on queries, the ability to process bigger datasets performed by more users.
QlikView 7 doesn't require aggregating records for analysis, as cube-based OLAP tools do. Instead, QlikView queries records in memory, calculating measures quickly and across multiple dimensions. The software loaded data as quickly as 4 million recors per second during the testing phase, QlikTech said.
The improved software supports ad hoc queries, analysis and reporting through a single platform. It supports a Web browser-based client that does require any software installation on individual PCs.
A QlikTech spokesman put pricing for a typical QlikView 7 deployment in the "mid to high five figures."
QlikView 7 was beta tested by more than 80 companies and other organizations. QlikTech is based in Lund, Sweden, with U.S. headquarters in Raleigh, N.C.