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September 2023 Product Updates

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  • 1.  September 2023 Product Updates

    Posted 09-29-2023 07:11:00 AM
    Edited by Michael Torok 09-29-2023 07:12:28 AM
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    Welcome to our September update! We're excited to share new offerings, features, and functional changes delivered this month. We're committed to continuously enhancing the Delphix platform to provide you with the best experience and meet your data management needs. This announcement highlights critical updates across product areas.


    Three Key Highlights

    • Hyperscale operations can now be viewed through a new Data Control Tower user interface.
    • Hyperscale Compliance can now mask MongoDB, enabling the processing of massive data sets at scale.
    • Continuous Data engines may now be quickly updated to Elastic Data engines with the new storage migration functionality.
      Hyperscale Orchestrator

    Data Control Tower (DCT)

    • Hyperscale Compliance User Experience: Hyperscale Compliance can now be managed in Data Control Tower. Hyperscale orchestrators can be registered with DCT to provide visibility to engine clusters and mount points. Masking jobs and job execution history can be viewed with pre-built reports. This is available in a controlled release, so please contact your account team to activate this feature.
    • DCT for Self-Service Users: The DCT Developer Experience is the successor to Continuous Data Self-Service. We’ve introduced the ability to lock VDBs and create point-in-time bookmarks to support your migration from Self-Service.
    • UI-based Custom Hook Support: You now can add custom hooks to a VDB at provision time as part of the provision wizard UI and update them under a VDB’s detail page such that they will execute during refresh operations.
    • Compliance Job Execution Metrics Report: A new report has been added to display all recent job executions, including DCT-initiated, engine-initiated, and hyperscale-initiated jobs and relevant compliance metrics.
      Job Executions


    Continuous Compliance

    • Document type masking support for Delimited File Fields (JSON and XML): Increasingly, XML and JSON data are stored in delimited file fields, often due to exporting a database table to a delimited file. Now, these fields can be assigned an appropriate file format, so fine-grained masking of the XML or JSON can be performed.
    • Improved Ruleset Auditing: We have enhanced our audit logging to include all items in a ruleset upon its deletion.
    • Masking UI Revamp: The database and JSON inventory pages have been completely revamped, with a number of ease-of-use enhancements like filtering, sorting, column-resizing, and overall performance improvements. We highly recommend upgrading to take advantage of this improvement. 
    • SAP Accelerator: Various enhancements to streamline the rollout of our scrambling templates.


    Hyperscale Compliance

    • MongoDB: MongoDB databases can now be masked with Hyperscale Compliance with horizontal-scale speed. 


    Continuous Data

    • Delphix Elastic Data Engine Migration: Continuous Data Engines using all-block storage may now be migrated to Elastic Data engines using object storage. Previously, this was only accomplishable via replication.
    • Export an Oracle non-multitenant or PDB snapshot to a physical Oracle ASM or Exadata database: This feature enables you to export data from an Oracle non-multitenant PDB snapshot or timeflow point to a physical Oracle database that uses Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM). This feature is especially useful for Oracle target environments running on Exadata or ExaCC systems.
    • Oracle VDB Provision to a Different Patch Version: You may now provision a VDB with a different Oracle patch version than the source. This will allow you to test Oracle patches on VDBs before committing to production.
    • SQL Server Provisioning Performance: We are enhancing the vDB provisioning performance for SQL Server by eliminating the need to run the checkpoint operation.
    • Improved Access Control List (ACL) Update time for SQL Server Filestream Files: During SQL Server transaction log ingestion, the time to update ACL on filestream files is longer than the transaction log interval, causing delays. We are opting to skip checking ACLs during VDB operations to overcome this issue.
    • Downloadable Fluentd Logs: The fluentd integration allows Continuous Data events to be exported to various supported third-party systems. You can now download Fluentd logs for analysis to better debug using those systems.
    • Changed Support Policy for Cloud Instance Types: Previously, we provided guidance on specific cloud instance types. Given the proliferation of instances and the speed at which the cloud vendors update these, we have moved to a system of general guidance–describing which families of instances are recommended and minimum requirements. These can be found in the documentation.
    • IBM Db2 Connector: SSL/TLS connections are now supported with HADR dSources. In addition, we have revised our linking process to guide configuration based on the ingestion method more clearly.
    • MySQL/Linux Connector: The creation, rollback, and refresh actions of VDBs are blocked when the target environment’s installed MySQL version is not the same as the dSource’s installed MySQL version. The Managed Source Data report and TB usage calculations now report on MySQL data.
    • Couchbase Connector: Couchbase v7.1.x Community and Enterprise Editions are now supported.


    Compliance Services for Azure

    • (Beta) Automatic Sensitive Data Discovery as a Service: This beta offering will allow you to profile and mask data in a single Azure Data Factory pipeline or split these into two separate pipelines depending on the desired review workflow. If interested, please contact 


    September Product Version Releases

    This section includes all the software products shipped in September and their release dates. All of these are available now on the Delphix download site:

    SAP Accelerator
    September 8, 2023
    Data Control Tower
    September 13, 2023
    September 20, 2023
    IBM Db2 Connector
    September 21, 2023
    Continuous Data
    September 21, 2023
    Continuous Compliance
    September 21, 2023
    Hyperscale Compliance
    September 26, 2023
    MongoDB Hyperscale Compliance Connector
    September 26, 2023
    MySQL/Linux Connector
    September 29, 2023

    End of Life and Deprecations

    Legacy Profiler

    The legacy profiler for databases is now deprecated. It will reach End of Life and be removed from Delphix Continuous Compliance in twelve months.

    At Delphix, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions to simplify your data management processes. The monthly updates represent our dedication to continuously improving our platform and providing the tools you need. We encourage you to explore these new features and utilize the latest software releases to unlock your test data management capabilities. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months!


    Delphix Team

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    Michael Torok
    Digital Customer Experience, Senior Director