Thanks Gary for taking time to respond.
I looked into SDD and it talks about distributing masked data to another engine so that we segregate users specific to their roles to target engine.
In the document, it refers to masking steps involved in SDD and talks about "Masking engine masks the dSource data into a VDB". Is this technically creating a VDB and then applying masking over the VDB or creating a masked VDB straight out of the dSource.
I keep asking this repeatedly because I'm interested in knowing the sequence of activities as it helps me estimate the latency in provisioning masked VDB.
With the term "provision masked VDB" I keep getting confused if its about a "copy on write" for masked data blocks followed by VDB links to the masked & unmasked data blocks.