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Qlik Acquires Kyndi to Advance AI-Driven Business Outcomes


Qlik®, a global leader in data integration, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), has announced the acquisition of pivotal intellectual property (patents and technology) from Kyndi, an innovator in natural language processing, search, and generative AI. This acquisition will support a transformative approach to how organisations interpret and process unstructured data.

As part of the acquisition, Kyndi’s CEO and leading AI experts will join Qlik. This move signifies a substantial advancement in Qlik’s vision of delivering precise, contextually rich answers to complex business questions. The acquisition leverages the combination of Qlik Cloud’s structured data mastery with Kyndi’s pioneering unstructured data technologies, reinforcing Qlik’s position as a transformative market leader in how organisations utilize data.

By embracing Kyndi’s expertise and proprietary technology, Qlik steps forward in unlocking valuable insights from customers’ ever-growing reservoirs of unstructured data, integrating these insights seamlessly with structured data analytics. This move not only continues Qlik’s extensive track record in AI leadership, but also emphasises its commitment to providing comprehensive, enterprise-wide solutions that address the critical need for in-depth analytics across all forms of data.

Getting Value from Data and Analytics through AI

Addressing challenges in current answer engines, Kyndi’s expertise enables Qlik to offer innovative solutions for managing and curating answers, unlocking new use cases for decision-making from a vast spectrum of data sources. This empowers users with comprehensive, quality-assured insights, setting a new benchmark in the data analytics landscape.

James Fisher, Chief Strategy Officer at Qlik, said, “The acquisition of Kyndi’s assets represents a key step in Qlik’s AI vision, supporting our ability to deliver rich, trusted answers from complex business questions. It enhances our established leadership in AI, ensuring that Kyndi’s innovative unstructured data processing combined with our powerful structured analytics will unlock richer and more actionable insights for our customers.”

Ryan Welsh, Founder of and CEO at Kyndi, added, “I’m thrilled to join the Qlik team. Qlik is perfectly positioned to deliver on the promise of generative AI. We have a unique opportunity to enhance how AI-powered insights create value for customers. Introducing our innovations into Qlik’s technology will enable the merging of structured and unstructured data, thereby empowering users with deeper insights and more informed decisions across a wide range of business scenarios.”

Pushing Qlik at the Forefront of the Industry

This acquisition directly addresses the rapidly growing volume of unstructured data in the world. Qlik’s incorporation of Kyndi’s technology into its cloud solutions enriches decision intelligence by providing more comprehensive answers with enhanced context and relevance. This advancement strengthens the management and curation of enterprise data, fostering trust and consistency across organisations while upholding stringent governance and security standards.

Mike Leone, Principal Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, commented, ” Qlik’s acquisition of Kyndi’s assets is a significant move that reinforces its already established AI credentials and vision in the decision intelligence space. Recognising the criticality of enabling the combined analysis of structured and unstructured data, Qlik has positioned itself at the forefront of innovative analytics. By anticipating the surge in unstructured data analysis, this will enable Qlik’s customers to gain better insights that enhance decision-making across various industries.”

This acquisition lays the groundwork for innovative future product announcements, to be revealed at Qlik Connect in Orlando, Florida on 3–5 June 2024. It underscores Qlik’s leadership in generative AI, expanding its capabilities and market presence.