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Introduction This post shows how to create a DataGuard standby database using V2P. The article uses a VDB as the source instance, however the procedure will also work with a V2P created directly from a dSource. It should be noted, This procedure is neither officially supported or tested by Delphix, as such cannot be guaranteed to function as described in future versions. Instructions are provided as a guide only and should be tested and verified against specific Delphix and Oracle versions being used in your environment.  Any VDB refresh/rewind operation performed after the standby is created will result in the DataGuard log transport failing. In ...
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Innovation and digital transformation rely on digital resilience to turn business disruption into revenue opportunities. This article was originally published on the Delphix website here  April 14, 2021. With the massive market disruptions of the past year, organizations realized that digital processes, infrastructure, and applications require resilience to quickly respond to disruptions. Whether caused by market conditions, legacy technology, or external threats such as ransomware, built-in resilience to meet these challenges has risen to the top as a digital transformation key performance indicator (KPI).  What is Digital ...
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Application development in the cloud adds unique hurdles that further burdens legacy test data practices. Here are 3 best practices for test data management that ensures data delivery and security will meet the needs of modern application development in the cloud. This article was originally published on the Delphix website here  March 30, 2021. Cloud programmability provides DevOps teams with unparalleled flexibility in application development. When infrastructure is code and CI/CD pipelines are automated, enterprise development teams can establish repeatable software delivery processes to optimize workflows and improve productivity. ...
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Learn how to maintain access to your most critical enterprise data and remediate your data estate after a cyberattack. This article was originally published on the Delphix website here  March 10, 2021. Ransomware made history in 2020 after a cyber attack on a German hospital led to the death of a patient.  Hackers  invaded 30 servers at University Hospital Düsseldorf, crashing systems and forcing the hospital to turn away emergency patients. A woman in need of urgent care was rerouted to a neighboring hospital 20 miles away but did not survive.  The healthcare industry, specially, is highly targeted and vulnerable because personal ...
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As Data literacy increases, Delphix enables privacy compliant analytics and accelerates AI/ML projects while making business operations compliant with regulations. This article was co-written by Alex Hesterberg and Hims Pawar Background Delphix Aligns with the Top 3 Priorities for Data and Analytics Leadership* Creating a data-driven culture. Developing a data and analytics strategy. Standing up a data/ information governance program. * Gartner 2021 data and analytics survey( here- https://www.gartner.com/en/publications/data-analytics-top-priorities-for-it-leadership-vision-2021 ) ...
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Delphix’s new extensible masking connectors and algorithms can transform data for more data sources, including MongoDB Atlas, Salesforce, HANA, and Snowflake. This article was originally published on the Delphix website here  March 3, 2021. If we go back to the launch of our masking technology just a few years ago, virtually all customer demand was for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server since our primary business proposition was driven by virtualizing copies of data via self-service for those specific databases. Over the years though, this has dramatically changed.  As more companies have taken on digital transformation projects, ...
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Beginning with the introduction of our modern, Java-based extensible algorithm approach in the 6.0.3.0 release , Delphix has been creating new and improved versions of our existing algorithms.  We would like to provide formal notice of deprecation and planned End-of-Life (EoL) for the older algorithm versions and to inform customers that they should start planning their transition to the new and improved algorithms.  While both old and new algorithms will be available in releases up to July 1, 2022, the EoL algorithms will be removed from all Delphix releases shipped after that date. The below table provides more information on when and which algorithms ...
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Nearly 90% of AI/ML projects never make it to production. Learn about the top data challenges data scientists are facing in 2021. This article was originally published on the Delphix website here  March 2, 2021. In 2020, CIOs and IT teams rushed to build digital capabilities to meet the surge of online demand caused by the pandemic. In 2021, established industry leaders continue to feel the urgency to transition to digital as consumers demand improved online experiences.  Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can massively speed up the time to understanding and adapting to customer needs, but only if the data ...
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Read about how our integration solution with AppDynamics allows enterprise teams to reproduce data-related issues, perform root cause analysis, develop and test fixes, and drastically shorten the time to restore services. This article was originally published on the Delphix website here  February 24, 2021. Outages are still a terrifying threat to enterprises today. According to Gartner, the average cost of one minute of system downtime is $5,600, which extrapolates to well over $300,000 per hour.   Companies today spend millions on plans every year without dealing with the underlying issues at play—namely, an ineffective data ...
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Introduction Legacy Custom Algorithms (formerly known as Mapplets) will be EOL and removed from all Delphix Masking releases shipped after July 1st, 2022 . This guide explains how to check if you are using a Legacy Custom Algorithm, deprecated with the February, 2021 Deprecation/End-of-Life Notice - Legacy Masking Features/Version Support announcement, and how to convert them to an equivalent configuration using other supported options. How to identify if you are affected You can check if you have any legacy custom algorithms installed either through the GUI or API. Using the GUI Login to the Masking Engine. Navigate ...
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Introduction The Database Rule Set options to specify a Table Suffix, Add Column, Join Table, and List on a table have been deprecated and will be removed from the product. This article describes how to identify if you are using these options, and, if so, how to convert them to an equivalent configuration using other, supported options. Background The Masking Engine allows a rule set table’s setting to be customized. These settings can be edited using the Edit Table Settings dialog  (Rule Set -> Edit -> Edit Table). This dialog is shown in the following screenshot: Note: This dialog is only applicable for database rule sets. ...
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Delphix and Big-ID Product Snapshot & Overview All logos are registered trademarks and property of corresponding owners. Introduction  Data masking has never been more relevant. With data breaches continuing to make headlines and the emergence of stringent data privacy regulations, businesses across all industries must manage their data with greater caution and sensitivity. Not protecting personal, health, and sensitive information in compliance with data privacy regulations, such as GDPR, LGPD, and HIPAA, results in heavy fines and lasting reputational damage. Exacerbating the challenge of protecting confidential ...
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Delphix’s new extensible masking connectors and algorithms can transform data for more data sources, including MongoDB Atlas, Salesforce, HANA, and Snowflake. Co-authored with @David Wells . This article was originally published on the Delphix website here  March 03, 2021. ​ If we go back to the launch of our masking technology just a few years ago, virtually all customer demand was for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server since our primary business proposition was driven by virtualizing copies of data via self-service for those specific databases. Over the years though, this has dramatically changed.  As more companies have taken ...
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Hi all,  Wow, where did the first half of this year go? It's starting to feel like we will actually be able to meet our customers very soon, September maybe for EMEA. I for one, just cannot wait to get our there again, and really meet with colleagues which I've never met, and customers and partners which we've not met properly for nearly 18 months now. Zoom/Teams has been great, but you cannot convince me that for certain meetings that a better outcome would have been achieved in a Face-to-Face setup. Anyway, back to the fact it's one-day before our 2nd Data Company Conference. If it's half as good as last year's event then we are in for a real treat. I'm really ...
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A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Rahim Çetinel from Accuras to congratulate him on being the first Partner to achieve all 3 Mastery Certificates on the new revamped Delphix Partner program training.  Here's Rahim's view of Delphix and the Partner Training Program. Gary: Congratulations, Rahim on achieving Mastery for Services Virtualization and Masking and Mastery in Sales Engineering. That’s an impressive accomplishment and the first Delphix partner to achieve all 3 available mastery certificates.  Before we talk about the training course and Delphix can you give a me a little bit of background about yourself and how you came to be working at Accuras ...
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We were moving to a new data center and wanted to take this opportunity to build out our Delphix environment with the latest fixes and features. We knew the latest Delphix software version contained many performance enhancements and addressed all issues our customers were experiencing with our older implementation.    The Delphix team helped us every step of the way. When they heard that we planned to not only upgrade but to move, they helped us architect a new environment and recommended that we create a parallel environment to remove downtime and risk. Delphix met with us several times to answer questions about hardware configuration, helped us install ...
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We're thrilled to launch digital credentials as part of the new Delphix Academy for Partners training program—designed to recognize demonstrated expertise of the Delphix platform. This article was originally published on the Delphix website here  March 22, 2021. Finding the right data professional and expertise are vitally important for enterprises today. A staggering 9 out of 10 organizations say they’re not achieving optimal productivity due to a lack of data skills.  Our mission at Delphix is to help unlock the data potential for our customers around the world and help every company transform into a data company. Our partners ...
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Delphix Dashboards App for Splunk Getting Started   Prerequisites Splunk version 7.x or later. One event type index named delphix_events . One metrics type index named delphix_metrics . Delphix Engine 5.3.x or later. Delphix Dashboards app from Splunkbase (https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4946/).   Steps: I nstall the Delphix Dashboards app on Splunk. Configure Splunk HEC Token.  Configure Splunk integration on each Delphix Engine. Install the Delphix Dashboards App on Splunk (Step 1) Launch Splunk, and then select Apps>Install app from file . Browse to the Delphix Dashboards app ...
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This guide explains how to check if you are using one of the features in the February, 2021 Deprecation/End-of-Life Notice - Legacy Masking Features/Version Support announcement. The following resources provide helpful information on the new extensible algorithms: Extensible Algorithms in the Masking documentation. The Extensible Masking Algorithms community.  Further custom algorithm queries are handled through your Customer Success representative. Please reach out to them so they might direct you to the appropriate resources or services. Legacy Custom Algorithms (Custom Mapplets) You can check if you are using any ...
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Consumer goods and retail companies can drive ERP innovation with automated compliant data delivery for ERP modernization. Here’s how. This article was originally published on the Delphix website here  January 25, 2020. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are often the most expensive IT investment for retail and consumer goods organizations. These applications form the digital backbone of those organizations and impact all aspects of business from automating and managing day-to-day activities to integrating core systems with customer-facing processes.  But many companies today still struggle with an inflexible ERP system ...
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