Security & Confidentiality

As a pure-play cloud offering, security, confidentiality, availability and the privacy of data are fundamental to Qubole. Not only do we leverage the inherent capabilities of public clouds in these four areas, but we provide additional capacities on top of that.

  • Stronger compliance
  • All data resides in user cloud accounts
  • Strong encryption throughout QDS
  • Flexible and granular user access roles
  • Transparent availability and performance reporting
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Security & Compliance

How we safeguard
your data

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Information on service
availability and performance

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Legal and Compliance

Legal and Compliance

Information on the technology,
legal compliance and privacy of
your data

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HIPAA Compliance

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GDPR Compliance

General Data Protection Regulation

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Security and Compliance

Qubole takes the Security and Confidentiality of our customers and users seriously through advanced security systems, resources, and policy strategies designed to detect and avoid gaps that may lead to security or confidentiality concerns in the Qubole Data Service. Qubole continuously monitors compliance to security and confidentiality.

The Qubole Shared Responsibility Model



Responsibility for Security “of the Data” in the Cloud

Customer Data

Data Encryption

User Management

Infrastructure Identity & Access Management

Qubole Groups & Role Definitions

Data Residency


Responsibility for Security “of the Platform” in the Cloud

Secure Access to Data Platform

Secure Transport of Commands

3rd Party Attestation/Validation (SOC2, HIPAA, PCI)

Operating System, Firewall Configuration

Metadata Security

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Cloud Provider

Responsibility for Security “of the Cloud”


Availability & Redundancy



Encryption Technology, Key Management Capabilities

3rd Party Attestation/Validation (SOC2, HIPAA, PCI)

More information on how QDS is secure


Qubole is committed to ensuring that the Qubole Data Service will be available 99.9% of the time, not including scheduled, communicated maintenance windows. Qubole continuously monitors our commitment to availability and provides transparent status updates.

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Legal & Compliance

Qubole understands that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our customers’ information are vital to their business operations, as well as to our own success. We use a multi-layered approach to protect that key information, constantly monitoring and improving our application, systems, and processes to meet the growing demands and challenges of security for cloud-based products.


Privacy Policy

Data Residency Compliance

For customers with local residency compliance requirements, we have dedicated, isolated tiers of our product hosted entirely within the following regions.

AWS Germany (Frankfurt) region

(EU Directive 94/46/EC on Data Protection)

AWS India (Mumbai) region

(Information Technology Act 2000 (21 of 2000) section 43A subsection 6 and 7)