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Delphix Extensibility Support (KBA5571)



KBA# 5571

Delphix’s products are designed to be extensible, to provide additional functionality beyond what is shipped by Delphix Engineering. This extensibility can be leveraged by customers directly, via third-party partners or via engagement with Delphix services. There are specific policies in place to cover each form of extensibility. 

Custom Algorithms (Formerly Known as Mapplets) Support

The Delphix Masking Engine ships with commonly used algorithms for masking data. When a customer needs to mask in a way that is not supported by the baseline product, a custom algorithm can be commissioned from the Delphix Technical Services team.

  • Custom algorithms are developed by the Delphix Technical Services team and installed on behalf of the customer.

  • Custom algorithms are designed to work with a specific version of the Masking Engine. Validation for future versions can be coordinated by engaging a new or extended contract with the Delphix Technical Services team.

  • Customer-written custom algorithms are not supported by Delphix.

  • Support for custom algorithms is generally a customer responsibility.  At the time a custom algorithm is delivered to a customer by Delphix Technical Services, the custom algorithm will be handed over to the customer or a designated third party for on-going maintenance and support.  If the customer wishes the Delphix Technical Services team to provide such maintenance, this must be coordinated with the Delphix Technical Services team under an engagement/project.

Extensible Masking Connectors

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Delphix ships with connectors for commonly used data sources (Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, etc). When a customer needs to mask a data source that is not covered by what exists in the product, an extensible connector may be used. Extensible connectors can be configured by the customer, a Delphix Partner or Delphix Professional Services by providing a JDBC driver (specifically, type 4) for that data source. 

  • The underlying API and framework that Extensible Connectors use will be supported by Delphix.

  • Delphix Masking’s Extensible Connector framework is designed for use with standard  JDBC drivers, but compatibility can not be guaranteed. Detailed information about extensible connectors and technical compatibility can be found in the release documentation.

  • Data source specific issues that arise while attempting to mask using an Extensible Connector are not supported by Delphix. 

  • Delphix cannot provide guidance on the performance of third-party JDBC drivers.



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