November 11th, 2015

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Delphix supplies software that accelerates application development by 20-80%. Delphix accelerates application development by eliminating the #1 bottleneck which is provisioning environments. Provisioning environments is a bottleneck when those environments require large data sets like an Oracle database or SQL Server database. Delphix provisions these data sets in minutes for almost no extra storage using thin cloning technics and automation. Delphix provides a self-service interface where developers and QA can provision securely masked production databases in minute for almost no storage by using a technology called virtual data.

What happens when you deliver data 100x faster?


Today, application projects rarely meet schedules or budgets due to data-related challenges. Delphix transforms application projects by enabling access to data from any point in time, in minutes, and as a self-service. The result? Your developers and testers work faster, better and applications get to market faster— and you gain the competitive advantage. 

What Delphix Does


Delphix eliminates the number one bottleneck in IT, as considered by many, which is provisioning data to backup, business analysis, and application development environments.  Similar to the way virtual machines create virtual copies of physical computing resources, Delphix can create multiple virtual data clones with a single, compressed copy of  data. Each copy is effectively a full-size read/write copy that takes up no additional space until the copy is modified. Copies can be provisioned at any point in time down to the second from the multi-week time window of changes collected from the source.


Backup: 30 days of backup in the size of the original data recoverable down to the second in minutes including replication to other sites
Masking: integrated masking to obfuscate sensitive data on data copies
Automation: fully automated collection, compression, purging of data from source and push button provisioning of full clone copies in minutes


Self Service – developer interface with developer functionality and ability to refresh multiple components such as application tier, binaries, databases at the same point in time.
Branching of data – create parallel data environments to share between QA and development
Refresh and rollback – refresh to latest data or rollback to run A/B tests and recover from errors


How Delphix Works


The Delphix DaaS software platform first captures data from key enterprise applications. Next, it controls data across the application lifecycle, with functionality to version data as it changes, mask sensitive data for compliance, and manage user access. Finally, it creates copies for use by developers, testers, and business analysts.


Delphix copies behave just like regular data sources, but can be provisioned in 1/100th of the time and take up 1/10th the infrastructure. Moreover, Delphix keeps track of data changes over time so copies can be reset to a prior state, refreshed to the latest version, or bookmarked at specific points in time. 


Real World Results


The world’s largest and most sophisticated enterprises use Delphix to  lowers operational costs, improves productivity, and allows teams to quickly release application functionality that drives the business.

Drive revenue and competitive differentiation by delivering application projects 50% faster
Realize a 1,000% increase in test cycles and 50% less re-code with self-service data access
Decrease sensitive data exposure by 90% through better governance and security



One insurer running Oracle EBS used Delphix to:

Deliver revenue-generating insurance products 50% faster
Cut system refresh time from 5 weeks to 2 days
Accelerate integration testing across 20 core apps by 99%


They used Delphix to accelerate migration from HP to HCL data centers, realizing:

80% reduction in application “Lift and Shift”
30% faster project completion
50% lower ongoing server and storage charges


One retailer used Delphix to accelerate mobile app development, achieving:

30% revenue increase from mobile app purchases
Daily release cycles instead of monthly
5X increase in productive test cycles for existing systems


More information about Delphix

Delphix is the #1 copy data virtualization company in the industry in use at a 100 of the Fortune 500

Delphix is the most powerful product to improve development output and quality in the 20+ years I’ve been working with databases. It improves development by eliminating the enormous infrastructure, bureaucracy and time drag that it takes to provision databases for development environments. Development environments depend on having a copies of production databases and Delphix allows provisioning in a few minutes with almost no storage overhead by sharing duplicate blocks among all the copies.

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Delphix is used by the  #1 companies in their industries such as Walmart, Cisco, Facebook, Ebay, Pfizer, New York Life. The median gain we have seen on app dev teams from eliminating the process barriers of provisioning is a 2x application output increase not to mention storage savings and IT personnel improved efficiencies.


I’m not sure if you can imagine the ease and savings of virtualizing databases. Database Virtualization gives:
  1. Project acceleration  as developers and QA can get copies in minutes
  2. Project parallelization as each developer can have their own copy and QA can run tests in parallel
  3. Project stability as errors can be caught using full copies instead of subsets
  4. Production protection with recovery from logical corruptions in minutes
  5. Storage savings
Delphix is software. Delphix installs on any x86 box, supports any Oracle OS (as well as SQL Server) and uses any storage.  The source database is copied onto the Delphix machine with RMAN APIs, the data is compressed and Delphix handles capturing new changes on the source database and provisioning of virtual databases. Virtual database can be provisioned from the original source  at any second  or any SCN  during the source retention window which is typically 2 weeks. Then you can make as many copies as you want  for almost free.

Delphix is used by

  • Fortune #1 Walmart
  • #1 pharmaceutical Pfizer
  • #1 social Facebook
  • #1 US bank  Wells Fargo
  • #1 networking  Cisco
  • #1 cable provider Comcast
  • #1 auction site Ebay
  • #1 insurance New York Life
  • #1 chip manufacture Intel

The list goes on.

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