This topic describes the three tiers of the Delphix Engine's and explains the benefits of the features in each tier.

The Delphix approach to data management for the enterprise is to focus on three tiers of activity and to provide features in each tier that result in an integrated application stack for enterprise data management.

Data Virtualization

Features in the data virtualization tier of the Delphix application stack focus on delivering improved performance for data storage and retrieval through data compression and consolidation.

Block Mapping
  • Patented, flat metadata design scales to unlimited virtual copies
  • 10 - 50x storage reduction and the ability to add parallel environments at little to no extra cost
  • Block-aware compression adds 2-4x data reduction
  • 2-4x storage reduction across virtual copies and backups
  • Intelligent filtering eliminates temporary or empty blocks
  • DB awareness drives 10-20% greater efficiency
  • Drives performance, consolidation: 60%+ I/O load serviced by cache
  • Run 20 Virtual Databases (VDBs) in space of one with good performance

Data Orchestration

Features in the data orchestration tier focus on delivering the right data, at the right time, to the right team.



  • Efficiently synchronize virtual data copies from heterogeneous sources in near real-time
  • Deliver the right data to the right team at the right time
  • Synthesize, record all changes into a continuous TimeFlow
  • Database continuity, superior Recover Point Objective (RPO)
  • Fast database provisioning, refresh, rollback, data integration
  • Reduce data delivery times from weeks to days
  • Promote, demote, consolidate, and recover databases
  • Quickly move data through application, development lifecycle stages
  • Efficient replication to secondary Delphix Engine on-premises or in cloud environments
  • High availability, disaster recovery, backup

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Self-Service Data Control

Features in the self-service data control tier focus on combining easy access to data with fine-grained access control, with the aim of improving team productivity and automating many data management tasks.

Policy Engine
  • Granular, role-based control over user and group rights management
  • Easy alignment with enterprise data management policies
Automation Engine
  • Generation of VDBs from configuration templates and scheduled refreshes
  • Time and labor savings along with independent data access
Self-Service Interfaces
  • Web-based Graphical User Interface, Command Line Interface, and Web Services API
  • Integration with branded portals and other enterprise applications such as ticketing systems
Auditability and Security
  • Comprehensive event logging and reporting with preservation of source security
  • Ensure adherence to internal policies and regulations

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