This update covers new offerings, features, and functionality changes delivered in November.
You can deploy virtualized datasets natively within your Kubernetes applications via the Delphix Kubernetes Driver. This solution can save significant infrastructure costs and provide ephemeral data to your teams more efficiently.
It’s now significantly easier to mask thousands of tables with Delphix Masking in Microsoft Azure Data Factory
Additional classifiers and algorithms will allow you to discover and mask more sensitive data.
Delphix Kubernetes Driver: Virtual databases can be provisioned into containers through Helm charts and kubectl commands using a new, pre-built DCT integration. Teardown of these containers can also be automated, enabling ephemeral infrastructure for Kubernetes-based applications.
Engine Performance Reports: New Continuous Data and Compliance reports have been added to improve the central management of engine infrastructure performance. You can now view allocated resources and track performance for all connected engines, including disk latency, network latency, and throughput.
Hyperscale Compliance Jobs: DCT now has support for creating, managing, and executing Hyperscale Compliance jobs. The concept of Engine Pools has been introduced along with several other enhancements to refine the overall experience.
User Experience Improvements: Several enhancements including customizing the columns across all tables, increased color contrast for better accessibility, simplified navigation across tabs, and a variety of visual style improvements.
Replication Tag Inheritance: DCT now offers API-based simplified tag management for parent/child replication deployments, optionally syncing source tags to a target replica.
Oracle and SQL Server Source Linking: Linking sources for Oracle and SQL Server is now supported in the User Experience, along with creating bookmarks.
Terraform Provider: A new Terraform resource facilitates creating and deleting Oracle dSources. This expands on the existing data source support with the provider.
Password Vault Support for MariaDB/MySQL: Supported password vault platforms may now be used to authenticate the connections to MariaDB and MySQL databases.
Extended Email Algorithm: A new email algorithm has been introduced that allows for chaining existing algorithms to produce a combination of name and domain. For example, this will allow the chaining of existing first name, last name, and domain algorithms. This differs from the “Email Unique” algorithm in that the “Email Unique” algorithm aims to generate a unique email address with a string of characters rather than a standard human-readable name. The details of “Email Unique” can be found in the documentation.
Masking User Experience Improvements: The masking user experience overhaul continues with an update to the environment's ruleset page.
New Classifiers: In Automated Sensitive Data Discovery, classifiers identify different data types. We've added new classifiers for gender, sexual orientation, house number, marital status, language, ethnicity, blood type, prescription drugs, companies, job titles, and departments.
New Secure Lookup Algorithms: To pair with the new classifiers, we've added new Secure Lookup Algorithms for marital status, language, ethnicity, blood type, prescription drugs, job titles, and department.
SAP HANA: The JDBC Driver version 2.18.13 for SAP HANA SP07 is now supported.
NFS Encryption: Using encryption over NFS between Continuous Data engines and the target and staging hosts is now supported. Please consult with your account team as to whether this is an appropriate fit for your needs.
MySQL on Linux: Manual Ingestion has been renamed to Staging Push to standardize on Dephix’s established ingestion architectures. Strengthened the refresh and snapshot workflow to minimize occasional failures. Please review the upgrade path for installation guidance.
Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS): Updated our virtual database provisioning hooks to support the Solaris operating system. We recommend this release to all users as it contains various bugs and security fixes.
Couchbase: We have added support to define multiple buckets, configure RAM sizes, and the ability to ingest multiple full backups. Additionally, the connector will now report data source sizing.
Microsoft SQL Server Backup: We have enhanced the useability of data ingestion from Microsoft SQL Server on Azure by dynamically modifying the Access Control Lists (ACLs) for files and folders that different staging and target environment users own.
(Tentative) Documentation Updates: We have made broad improvements across multiple areas of our documentation, including the Delphix Glossary, General Topics, and PostgreSQL.
Resume Masking jobs: DCS for Salesforce jobs can now be resumed in case of errors. Resuming only masks previously unmasked records and skips all masked ones.
Expanded Masking Job User Experience: A new job details page includes masking progress information, masking record counts, a resume feature, metadata summary, and others.
Data Flow Parameterization: In collaboration with Microsoft, it is now easier to rapidly deploy masking across thousands of tables in a single Azure Data Factory (ADF) pipeline, letting users manage relevant metadata as parameters. We’re releasing templates to expedite the deployment process for common data sources, starting with Snowflake.
This section includes all the software products shipped in November and their release dates. All of these are available now on the Delphix download site:
SQL Server Backup Connector
November 10, 2023
Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Connector
November 15, 2023
Delphix Kubernetes Driver
November 17, 2023
Terraform Provider for Delphix
MySQL on Linux Connector
November 21, 2023
Microsoft SQL Server Backup Connector
November 28, 2023
Data Control Tower
November 29, 2023
ESXi 6.5 and 6.7
Delphix will end-of-life (EOL) VMware ESXi versions 6.5 and 6.7 in alignment with VMware's End of Technical Guidance slated for November 15, 2023.
------------------------------Michael TorokDigital Customer Experience, Senior DirectorDelphix------------------------------