Qlik’s Mozaic acquisition adds decentralized data management

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Qlik announced the acquisition of Mozaic Data on Tuesday to enhance its customers’ ability to take a decentralized approach to data management and view data as a product. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mozaic, a startup in its beta testing stage, is developing an AI-driven platform that enables users to distribute data management across different domains within their organizations, rather than centralizing it with a single team. Its tools ensure that data products are made available to everyone within the organization in a secure manner, leading to informed decision-making.

Qlik gains a proven platform with Mozaic that will help customers rapidly build, deploy and manage data products with flexibility in mind.
Mike LeoneAnalyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

This approach is gaining momentum as organizations recognize the inefficiencies of centralized data management. Analyst Mike Leone from TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group believes that Qlik’s acquisition of Mozaic is a wise move. He noted, “Qlik gains a proven platform with Mozaic that will help customers rapidly build, deploy and manage data products with flexibility in mind, helping the broader business consume data in a more efficient, personalized way.”

Qlik, a longtime BI specialist, has been acquiring companies to add analytics and data management capabilities. This includes the recent acquisitions of Podium Data in 2018, Attunity in 2019, Blendr.io in 2020, and Talend in early 2023.

The traditional centralized approach to data management has created bottlenecks and inefficiencies within organizations, especially as data volumes and types continue to grow. This has led to a shift towards decentralized approaches such as data mesh and data fabric, which view data as a product.

Mozaic’s capabilities align with this trend, enabling domain-centric, AI-driven data management. Analyst Kevin Petrie from Eckerson Group believes this acquisition is significant for Qlik, as it focuses on creating, governing, and managing data products, providing a new level of stakeholder involvement in data usage.

By integrating Mozaic’s tools with Qlik’s platform, customers will be able to develop, deploy, govern, and secure domain-based data products in the cloud, stored in a data product marketplace for widespread access within the organization.

Analysts foresee this acquisition accelerating data deployment and utilization, particularly in cloud platforms such as Amazon Redshift, Databricks, Google BigQuery, Microsoft Fabric, and Snowflake.

State of Qlik

Qlik’s acquisition of Mozaic reflects its commitment to addressing challenges in the data lifecycle, particularly in data quality and security. By decentralizing data management and emphasizing quality and security within each domain, Qlik aims to provide flexibility, scalability, and reliability in data product development.

With a series of acquisitions over the past five years, including Talend earlier this year, Qlik is focused on assimilating and rationalizing its technologies to strengthen its data management and analytics offerings.

Eric Avidon, a senior news writer for TechTarget Editorial with over 25 years of experience, covers analytics and data management.

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