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Question: Need comparative study for Archiving Software
Answer: Hello, This from the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement on Delphix, who was a Leader in that MQ along with IBM and Informatica. I updated a few things such as our headquarter move and anything else that was dated. I'd be happy to send you the full report if you'd like - just let me know. ----------------------------------------------- Delphix, headquartered in Redwood City, California, offers the Delphix Dynamic Data platform. The platform supports Oracle E-business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards, Baan and SAP application environments, as well as IBM DB2, Oracle, SQL Server and other databases. The offering works through copy data management, meaning it creates and manages virtualized copies of the database/application environment and provides management controls, including retention and access, as part of the life cycle. Delphix has recently seen an upsurge in SAP archiving opportunities, and is providing governance and data modeling capabilities to support financial services for Dodd-Frank compliance initiatives. Delphix is largely sold by a direct sales force through which pricing is offered in server- and term-based models. Support for DB2 on z/OS and SAP Hana are on the roadmap. Delphix announced in 2017 partnerships with AWS and Azure for accelerating data migration to the cloud. In Gartner's Data Masking Magic Quadrant, Delphix was recognized as THE ONLY solution solving for masking and data distribution challenges. Hope that helps.
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"The most valuable feature is creating virtual databases.""It's really easy to install.""Delphix's data distribution is powerful. It's easy to distribute data with this solution. The main advantage of Delphix is that it generates copies of data.""The most valuable feature is VDB provisioning."

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"I like the features compared to other tools. This tool is more flexible to use than other tools like an Oracle product or SAP product. I think IBM tools are more flexible, and this tool is also a good product."

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"Delphix is quite expensive.""As a commercial model, it's very good. However, maybe it would be nice for Delphix to integrate with some other platforms.""This product should be extended and made to be a more comprehensive storage solution.""Could be improved with richer reporting capabilities."

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"I think it could be more secure. I don't have experience with the security aspects concerning PII data, but I think it can still be streamlined a little more. It could also have some more features, and the initial setup could be more straightforward."

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    it_user722664 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user722664 (Managing Consultant - Data Management Services and GDPR at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees)
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    Hi,

    I can’t help re Delphix but see below for IBM Optim and Informatica archive solutions.

    Need archival software comparison for IBM OPTIM,Informatica ILM, Delphix.

    - What database it will support?
    Both IBM and Informatica will support all the main DBs, mainframe and distributed.
    IBM have a tool called Federated server which helps connect to any obscure databases you may have. Informatica might need a little more fiddling and has had issues around connecting to obscure
    data sources.
    Both are now archiving unstructured data but be careful around cloud (SFDC etc), they may not be as far ahead as they claim. Try before you buy.
    SAP can be a problem.

    - Performance
    Would not choose one over the other re performance. To an extent it’s down to the kit you provide and often clients look to save here especially where kit performance affects license.

    - System Requirements
    Again similar although the Informatica solution may have higher needs, probably looking at a min 8 core server to run the software. Often clients are looking at cheapest option they can get away with.
    Will need at least 1 repository data base created which has to be either DB2, Oracle or SQL server. Might need a separate server for that.
    Compression rates are excellent for both.
    Both will need storage for archive files.
    I recommend getting a detailed breakdown on the infrastructure required up front and how it might impact performance.

    - Cost
    You are likely looking at 6 figure sums for both, also think about services for getting you going which is likely a 4-6 week project.
    If you buy at an end of quarter you might get better discounts.
    They may be licensed slightly differently from IBM to Infa so comparing like for like may need some investigation.

    - Support
    Interesting one in both cases. Informatica have been running down both development and support for Archiving which was a bought in product and does not integrate with its Powercenter toolset. IBM
    have ‘outsourced’ development and support for Optim.
    I would be more worried about Informatica at this point.

    - Recommendation to use which one and why
    I would tend towards IBM but make sure you understand whats happening re development and support moving forwards.
    I would definitely get a PoC run to prove it can achieve your main (especially obscure) requirements. Surprise Surprise Sales will promise the earth but the reality can be very different especially
    around connecting to certain Data sources.
    Neither tool is aimed at users, you will need a techy. You can automate many of the processes but will need ongoing BAU/management.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Delphix's data distribution is powerful. It's easy to distribute data with this solution. The main advantage of Delphix is that it generates copies of data.
    Top Answer:Delphix is quite expensive. At the same time, you'll get a good return on investment if you implement it effectively and distribute it widely.
    Top Answer:I don't personally use Delphix. I use it in the context of jobs for my customers. I have provided feedback to Delphix to let them know what my current customers need and ways to improve the product… more »
    Top Answer:I like the features compared to other tools. This tool is more flexible to use than other tools like an Oracle product or SAP product. I think IBM tools are more flexible, and this tool is also a good… more »
    Top Answer:You have to pay yearly for the license, which comes at a reduced cost. The monthly payment option for a shorter project duration is also good.
    Top Answer:I think it could be more secure. I don't have experience with the security aspects concerning PII data, but I think it can still be streamlined a little more. It could also have some more features… more »
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    Overview

    Delphix enables IT organizations to support upscaling their development processes and shortening development cycles by providing self-service to production-like data using automated masking of personal information. The Delphix Dynamic Platform enables IT Operators to move, manage, and secure enterprise data on-premise, in a cloud, or both. Developers, testers, and data analysts get production-quality data within minutes and have control over bookmarking, versioning, refreshing, restoring, branching, and sharing their virtualized data. With easy access to virtualized data, enterprises can accelerate time-to-innovation while reducing storage costs and data risk.

    With the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform, your data is:

    • Fast: Provision data securely and in the required environments in minutes instead of hours, days, or months to enable IT transformation.

    • Secure: Protect sensitive data in adherence with security policies and ensure regulatory compliance.

    • Everywhere: Move and manage data from any environment – on-premises, cloud, or in hybrid environments – and seamlessly provision data where required.

    The Delphix Dynamic Data Platform provides a collaborative platform for IT Operators and data consumers, ensuring that sensitive data is secured and that the right data is made available to the right people, when and where they need it. For more information visit www.delphix.com

    IBM Optim solutions manage data from requirements to retirement. They boost performance, empower collaboration, and improve governance across applications, databases and platforms. By managing data properly over its lifetime, organisations are better equipped to support business goals with less risk.

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    Delphix is ranked 1st in Test Data Management with 4 reviews while IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management (TDM) is ranked 6th in Test Data Management with 1 review. Delphix is rated 8.8, while IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management (TDM) is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Delphix writes "Provides a huge reduction in storage requirements; ability to create environments from snapshots". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management (TDM) writes "A flexible test data management solution with a lot of features ". Delphix is most compared with Actifio, Broadcom Test Data Manager, Denodo, Informatica Persistent Data Masking and Rubrik, whereas IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management (TDM) is most compared with Broadcom Test Data Manager, Informatica Persistent Data Masking, Informatica Test Data Management (TDM) and Tricentis Tosca.

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