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Frequently Asked Questions

We compiled a list of the most common questions we hear concerning Transparent Data Virtualization, Gluent Data Platform, and its pieces. Review our various FAQ topics to the right to find answers to your questions. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please reach out to us at, we would be happy to help.

Technical Details

Gluent Data Platform supports the use of encryption both at rest and in flight for all communication between its components. Privileges for service/system accounts used by Gluent Data Platform are assigned on a least privilege principle. Access to data in the backend system via Gluent Query Engine is managed via privileges in the RDBMS system.

Gluent Data Platform’s architecture allows for a variety of installation patterns. Some lightweight components must be installed on the RDBMS server(s) to support Gluent Query Engine, but there are multiple options for installing the remaining components such as Gluent Offload Engine. These components can be installed on shared or dedicated servers, physical or VM, on-premises or in the cloud. The exact configuration depends on your existing environment, target platform, and security requirements.

No, there are no specific hardware requirements for Gluent Data Platform. Hardware can be deployed as shared or dedicated servers, physical or VM, on-premises or in the cloud. Gluent provides pre-configured VM images on various cloud providers’ marketplace platforms but these, too, are customizable.

Gluent Data Platform has multiple licensing models designed to meet your needs.

  • On-premises perpetual licenses
  • On-premises subscription licenses
  • Cloud-based licenses

Detailed pricing descriptions can be found in our Licensing Guide

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