CEO: Tanel Poder
Gluent's mission is to "liberate" data from the confines of proprietary data silos and make it accessible through new, distributed big data systems.
Gluent develops data virtualization technology that makes possible what the Dallas-based startup calls "hybrid data" computing. The Gluent Data Platform offloads data from traditional relational database systems to Hadoop, while still providing access to that data.
The vendor's system creates a way for businesses to leverage the flexibility and scalability of cloud-based or on-premises Hadoop clusters while boosting query performance and reducing storage-area network and relational database license costs, according to the company.
Founded in late 2014, Dallas-based Gluent was recognized as a Gartner "cool vendor" in data management and took second place in the Strata + Hadoop World Startup Showcase in March.