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Qlikstu
Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

Qlik Data Gateway vs Qlik Data Transfer

Hi Everyone

Would somebody be able to explain to me in their own words what the main differences / advantages / disadvantages are between Qlik Data Gateway and Qlik Data Transfer. For example:

You would use Data Gateway if....

and vice versa

Thanks in advance.

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Marcus_Spitzmiller

Hi, Qlik Data Gateway is the way to go if it meets the need.  It gives you a pull-like experience through to on-prem datasources with no load script changes other than to update your LIB statement.

Qlik Data Transfer is most useful if you have existing folders of QVDs and you need to push them into Qlik Cloud, or perhaps it addresses some connectivity requirement that Qlik Data Gateway doesn't support (roadmap is still being built out). 

In all, would look for Qlik Data Gateway to meet the need first, then look at Qlik Data Transfer after that. 

Hope that helps

Marcus 

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Ray_Strother
Support
Support

Hello ,

The Data Gateway , has more functionality and is more secure. Review the link and notes below.

Article links:

1. Data gateways


https://help.qlik.com/en-US/cloud-services/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Sense_Hub/Gateways/direct-access-g...


Note:

Businesses commonly enforce strict firewall policies that block external access to their data sources. This presents a challenge when such businesses need to access their data from the cloud for analytics. Qlik Data Gateway - Direct Access overcomes this challenge by eliminating the need to open inbound firewall ports. Operating behind your organization’s firewall, the Direct Access gateway allows Qlik Sense SaaS applications to securely access behind-the-firewall data, over a strictly outbound, encrypted, and mutually authenticated connection.



2. Installing Qlik DataTransfer



https://help.qlik.com/en-US/cloud-services/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Sense_Hub/QlikDataTransfer/install...



Note : Qlik DataTransfer supports encrypted communications but is not FIPS compliant (Federal Information Processing Standards). Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS - Government (US) users can use it in their implementation pending their own risk review.
Marcus_Spitzmiller

Hi, Qlik Data Gateway is the way to go if it meets the need.  It gives you a pull-like experience through to on-prem datasources with no load script changes other than to update your LIB statement.

Qlik Data Transfer is most useful if you have existing folders of QVDs and you need to push them into Qlik Cloud, or perhaps it addresses some connectivity requirement that Qlik Data Gateway doesn't support (roadmap is still being built out). 

In all, would look for Qlik Data Gateway to meet the need first, then look at Qlik Data Transfer after that. 

Hope that helps

Marcus 

Qlikstu
Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III
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Great answer @Marcus_Spitzmiller  thank you! 🙂 

QFabian
Specialist III
Specialist III

thanks ! @Marcus_Spitzmiller 

QFabian