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Qlik Data Gateway - Direct Access provides an encrypted connection to Qlik Cloud , allowing Qlik Sense SaaS applications to securely access and analyze data that resides behind your organization's firewall., without compromising your enterprises' network security. No matter if your protected data is on-premises or in a virtual private cloud, Qlik Data Gateway - Direct Access provides a sure way to analyze that data in Qlik Sense SaaS safely and securely. 

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Organizations of all levels are making significant investments to digitize and modernize business systems and operations to better take advantage of the cloud. But not every company can just pick up and move every single part of their business. Whether its regulatory or strict firewall policies, some operations, and data must remain behind a firewall or within a virtual private cloud (VPC). 

Customers that fall into this category get stuck in the middle between wanting to adopt SaaS offerings but keeping data where it is. Luckily, Qlik has made it possible for customers of Qlik Cloud to deploy a full enterprise SaaS analytics environment with safe, secure access to data that lives and breathes behind a firewall.  

Qlik Data Gateway - Direct Access provides an encrypted connection to Qlik cloud that allows Qlik Sense SaaS applications to securely access and analyze data that resides behind your organization's firewall. No matter if your protected data is on-premises or in a virtual private cloud, Direct Access provides a secure way to analyze that data in Qlik Sense SaaS. 

Qlik Cloud offers enterprise-grade solutions for data ingestion into Qlik Sense SaaS with respect to governed access of internal data landscape(s) of an organization - no matter where the data resides,  in the cloud or somewhere behind a firewall. 

How it Works 

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The Qlik Data Gateway acts as a bridge from data sources into Qlik Cloud, allowing Qlik Sense SaaS application to securely access and analyze data behind a firewall or within a VPC. 

The Data Gateway is installed on a system in an organization’s network behind a firewall and allows secure encrypted connections between data sources and the Qlik Cloud tenant. The Data Gateway establishes a mutual authenticated and encrypted connection using HTPPS.  

Qlik Cloud sends a query to the gateway and the gateway relays the query to the defined data source which is configured with a connector. The data is then streamed directly from the data source to Qlik Cloud – it’s important to know that the data is always in transit and never physically resides on the data gateway.  

For a tour, please check out the Connect and Learn pane on the bottom right of your hub or inside of the QMC by going into the Data Gateway portal from the Configuration pane on the left. 

 

Connect and Learn 

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Qlik Management Console (QMC) 

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Qlik Data Gateway and Direct Access makes SaaS analytics consumption possible for customers with data that must remain on-premises or within a VPC.  

Qlik Cloud supports all types of data landscapes with safe solutions that accelerate cloud adoption and provide the innovation needed for our customers to pursuit their next chapter of analytics greatness.  

Try Direct Access today with our demo app - here 

Register for the Do More with Qlik Archive to see the Data Gateway - Direct Access and Direct Query webinar on demand, available soon. 

 

11 Comments
Michael_Tarallo
Employee
Employee

Let us know what you think!

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stevedark
MVP
MVP

This really is a game changer for us encouraging clients to move to SaaS from on premise QlikView and Sense implementations. Existing methods of moving data and apps, such as Qlik Data Transfer, do work well - but they kind of feel like a workaround. This feels like the right way to be getting on-premise data to the Cloud.

Thank you Qlik!

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paulcalvet
Partner - Creator III
Partner - Creator III

A really good feature !

It was the missing piece for us to switch all our Business developers to Qlik Cloud

The configuration is well documented and the setting is simple.

Thanks !

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jfkinspari
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

A super feature needed to do a smooth transition to SaaS for many customers.

I'm missing a ODBC connection feature, that let's the Qlik gateway connect to on-prem sources using an ODBC connection installed on  gateway server. Does it exist or is it underway? @QlikProductUpdates @Michael_Tarallo 

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Carl_Hunter
Partner - Creator III
Partner - Creator III

@jfkinspari I agree. ODBC is a must, and also ability to access flat files from file shares (excel/csv)

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AndyTSG
Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

I love the Gateway, however, it is seriously compromised when you also have flat files or ODBC files required for the same user in that you cannot have the Gateway and QDT on the same server, which you need when you have multiple systems feeding the same tenant. After all isn't this what Qlik is all about, multiple disparate data sources.

Therefore, OBDC and folder access via the Gateway is a necessity not a 'nice to have'.

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BigAlMcDonald
Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

I noted when doing some digging for logs that there is reference to odbc in the data gateway program data folders, having that and folder access would solve many headaches that our clients have, are both on the roadmap?

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BigAlMcDonald
Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

Went and had a quick search on ideation, I can't believe there isn't a topic for either of these suggestions, so i created one for each...

 

please like and comment so this gets noticed...

 

https://community.qlik.com/t5/Suggest-an-Idea/ODBC-Connector-for-Qlik-Data-Gateway/idi-p/1979758

 

https://community.qlik.com/t5/Suggest-an-Idea/Folder-Access-for-Qlik-Data-Gataway/idi-p/1979754

Many thanks

 

 

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chadwatson
Contributor III
Contributor III

This features is a huge help for us, thank you! 

I installed this last week and I see that it is version 1.1.1. When I logged on to the Management console today, I had a message letting me know of a newer version. However, I think I may already have the latest version. How do I know what the current available version is?

Thank you

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AlexOmetis
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

@chadwatson - good point. I hadn't seen that there was a v1.1.1 and only got that notification when I went to the Data Gateway area in the Qlik Management Console. v1.1.0 is the latest listed on the Help site Changelog: Setting up Qlik Data Gateway - Direct Access ‒ Qlik Cloud

Will there be Release Notes published in the usual place (Release Notes | Qlik Community)? I see Qlik Data Gateway in the list there but no actual Release Notes. 

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