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Data Source Support

The Delphix Masking service supports profiling, masking, and tokenizing a variety of different data sources including distributed databases, mainframe, PaaS databases, and files. At a high level, Delphix Masking breaks up support for data sources into two categories:

  • Dedicated Delphix Connectors: These are data sources that the Delphix Engine can connect to directly using built-in connectors that have been optimized to perform masking, profiling and tokenization.

  • FEML Sources: FEML (File Extract Mask and Load) is a method used to mask and tokenize data sources that do not have dedicated Delphix Connectors. FEML uses existing APIs from data sources to extract the data to a file, masks the file, and then uses APIs to load the masked file back into the database.

Dedicated Delphix Connectors

The Delphix Engine has dedicated masking connectors for the following data sources:

  • Distributed Database: DB2 LUW, Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, SAP ASE (Sybase), PostgreSQL, MariaDB

  • Mainframe/Midrange: DB2 Z/OS, DB2 iSeries, Mainframe data sets

  • PaaS Database: AWS RDS Oracle, RDS PostgreSQL, RDS MYSQL, RDS MariaDB, RDS MS SQL Server

  • Files: Excel, Fixed Width, Delimited, XML

For a detailed view of all the versions, features, etc Delphix supports on each data source - see the sections below.

DB2 LUW Connector

Introduction

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows is a database server product developed by IBM. Sometimes called DB2 LUW for brevity, it is part of the DB2 family of database products. DB2 LUW is the "Common Server" product member of the DB2 family, designed to run on the most popular operating systems. By contrast, all other DB2 products are specific to a single platform.

Support Matrix

The Delphix DB2 LUW connector supports the following versions of DB2 LUW:

Version Linux Unix Windows
9.1 Supported Supported Supported
9.5 Supported Supported Supported
9.7 Supported Supported Supported
9.8 Supported Supported Supported
10.1 Supported Supported Supported
10.5 Supported Supported Supported
11.1 Supported Supported Supported

Available Features

The DB2 LUW connector supports profiling and masking/tokenization features. Below is a list of which options are and are not available for jobs using the DB2 LUW connector:

Feature Availability
In-Place Masking Mode Multi-Tenant Available
Streams / Threads Available
Bulk Update Available
Batch Update Available
Drop Indexes Available
Disable Trigger Unavailable
Disable Constraint Unavailable
Identity Column Support Unavailable
On-The-Fly Masking Mode Restart Ability Available
Truncate Available
Disable Trigger Unavailable
Disable Constraint Unavailable
Create Target Available
Profiling Multi-Tenant Available
Streams Available

Oracle Connector

Introduction

Oracle Database (commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle) is a multi-model database management system produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation.

Support Matrix

Version Linux Unix Windows AWS RDS
10g Supported Supported Supported N/A
11gR1 Supported Supported Supported N/A
11gR2 Supported Supported Supported Supported
12c Supported Supported Supported Supported
12cR2 Supported Supported Supported N/A
18c Supported Supported Supported N/A

Available Features

The Oracle connector supports profiling and masking/tokenization features. Below is a list of which options are and are not available for jobs using the Oracle connector:

Feature Availability
In-Place Masking Mode Multi-Tenant Available
Streams / Threads Available
Bulk Update Available
Batch Update Available
Drop Indexes Available
Disable Trigger Available
Disable Constraint Available
Identity Column Support Available
On-The-Fly Masking Mode Restart Ability Available
Truncate Available
Disable Trigger Available
Disable Constraint Available
Create Target Available
Profiling Multi-Tenant Available
Streams Available

MS SQL Connector

Introduction

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. As a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications—which may run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network (including the Internet).

Support Matrix

Version Linux Unix Windows AWS RDS
2005 N/A N/A Supported N/A
2008 N/A N/A Supported N/A
2008 R2 N/A N/A Supported Supported
2012 N/A N/A Supported Supported
2014 N/A N/A Supported Supported
2016 Supported N/A Supported Supported

Available Features

The MS SQL connector supports profiling and masking/tokenization features. Below is a list of which options are and are not available for jobs using the MS SQL connector.

Feature Availability
In-Place Masking Mode Multi-Tenant Available
Streams / Threads Available
Bulk Update Available
Batch Update Available
Drop Indexes Available
Disable Trigger Available
Disable Constraint Available
Identity Column Support Available
On-The-Fly Masking Mode Restart Ability Available
Truncate Available
Disable Trigger Available
Disable Constraint Available
Create Target Available
Profiling Multi-Tenant Available
Streams Available

PostgreSQL Connector

Introduction

PostgreSQL, often simply Postgres, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with an emphasis on extensibility and standards compliance. PostgreSQL is developed by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, a diverse group of many companies and individual contributors. It is free and open-source, released under the terms of the PostgreSQL License, a permissive software license.

Support Matrix

Version Linux Unix Windows AWS RDS
9.2 Supported Supported Supported N/A
9.3 Supported Supported Supported N/A
9.4 Supported Supported Supported Supported
9.5 Supported Supported Supported Supported
9.6 Supported Supported Supported Supported
10 Supported Supported Supported Supported
11 Supported Supported Supported Supported

Available Features

The PostgreSQL connector supports profiling and masking/tokenization features. Below is a list of which options are and are not available for jobs using the PostgreSQL connector:

Feature Availability
In-Place Masking Mode Multi-Tenant Available
Streams / Threads Available
Bulk Update Available
Batch Update Available
Drop Indexes Unavailable
Disable Trigger Unavailable
Disable Constraint Unavailable
Identity Column Support Available
On-The-Fly Masking Mode Restart Ability Unavailable
Truncate Available
Disable Trigger Available
Disable Constraint Available
Create Target Available
Profiling Multi-Tenant Available
Streams Unavailable

MySQL / MariaDB Connector

Introduction

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). MySQL was owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB. MySQL is now owned by Oracle Corporation.

MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system intended to remain free under the GNU GPL. Development is led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation.

A MySQL Connector may be used to connect to either a MySQL or MariaDB database instance.

MySQL Support Matrix

Version Linux Unix Windows AWS RDS
5.5 Supported Supported Supported Supported
5.6 Supported Supported Supported Supported
5.7 Supported Supported Supported Supported

MariaDB Support Matrix

Version Linux Unix Windows AWS RDS
10 Supported Supported Supported Supported

Available Features

The MySQL connector supports profiling and masking/tokenization features. Below is a list of which options are and are not available for jobs using the MySQL connector:

Feature Availability
In-Place Masking Mode Multi-Tenant Available
Streams / Threads Available
Bulk Update Available
Batch Update Available
Drop Indexes Available
Disable Trigger Unavailable
Disable Constraint Unavailable
Identity Column Support Available
On-The-Fly Masking Mode Restart Ability Unavailable
Truncate Available
Disable Trigger Unavailable
Disable Constraint Unavailable
Create Target Available
Profiling Multi-Tenant Available
Streams Available

SAP ASE (Sybase) Connector

Introduction

SAP ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise), originally known as Sybase SQL Server, and also commonly known as Sybase DB or Sybase ASE, is a relational model database server product for businesses developed by Sybase Corporation which became part of SAP AG.

Support Matrix

Version Linux Unix Windows
15.03 Supported Supported Supported
15.5 Supported Supported Supported
15.7 Supported Supported Supported
16 Supported Supported Supported

Available Features

The SAP ASE (Sybase) connector supports profiling and masking/tokenization features. Below is a list of which options are and are not available for jobs using the SAP ASE connector:

Feature Availability
In-Place Masking Mode Multi-Tenant Available
Streams / Threads Available
Bulk Update Available
Batch Update Available
Drop Indexes Available
Disable Trigger Available
Disable Constraint Available
Identity Column Support Available
On-The-Fly Masking Mode Restart Ability Available
Truncate Available
Disable Trigger Available
Disable Constraint Available
Create Target Available
Profiling Multi-Tenant Available
Streams Available

DB2 Z/OS and iSeries Connectors

Introduction

DB2 for z/OS and iSeries are relational database management systems that run on IBM Z(mainframe) and IBM Power Systems.

Support Matrix

Version z/OS i-Series
7.1 N/A Supported
7.2 N/A Supported
7.3 N/A Supported
9 Supported N/A
10 Supported N/A
11 Supported N/A
Mainframe Supported N/A

Available Features

The DB2 for z/OS and iSeries connectors support profiling and masking/tokenization features. Below is a list of which options are and are not available for jobs using the DB2 and z/OS and iSeries connectors:

Feature Availability
In-Place Masking Mode Multi-Tenant Available
Streams / Threads Available
Bulk Update Available
Batch Update Available
Drop Indexes Unavailable
Disable Trigger Unavailable
Disable Constraint Unavailable
Identity Column Support Unavailable
On-The-Fly Masking Mode Restart Ability Unavailable
Truncate Available
Disable Trigger Unavailable
Disable Constraint Unavailable
Create Target Unavailable
Profiling Multi-Tenant Available
Streams Available

AWS RDS Oracle Connector

Introduction

Oracle Database is a relational database management system developed by Oracle. Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle Database deployments in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, you can deploy multiple editions of Oracle Database in minutes with cost-efficient and re-sizable hardware capacity.

Support Matrix

Version Support Level
11.2.04 Supported

Available Features

The AWS RDS connector supports profiling and masking/tokenization features. Below is a list of which options are and are not available for jobs using the AWS RDS connector:

Feature Availability
In-Place Masking Mode Multi-Tenant Available
Streams / Threads Available
Bulk Update Available
Batch Update Available
Drop Indexes Available
Disable Trigger Available
Disable Constraint Available
On-The-Fly Masking Mode Restart Ability Available
Truncate Available
Disable Trigger Available
Disable Constraint Available
Profiling Multi-Tenant Available
Streams Available

Files Connector

Introduction

Much of the time data will live outside of databases. The data can be stored in a variety of different formats including Fixed Width, Delimited, etc.

Support Matrix

File Type/Format Support Level
Excel (.xls and .xlsx) Supported
Fixed Width Supported
Delimited Supported
XML Supported
JSON Not Supported