Delphix Review

Makes Agile Development easy with concurrent virtual databases, but comes at a hefty price


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is for database virtualization.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has provided us the ability to apply Agile Methodology for developers. Each developer has their own virtual database from the parent DB, allowing for concurrent development.

Try copying and spinning up a 1 TB database in three minutes, or provisioning forty-two 1 TB databases in three minutes with a script. Also, consolidation in Delphix means that 42 TB in actual databases equates to 3 TB in databases on Delphix.

What is most valuable?

We find the most valuable to be the Delphix Virtualization and Snapshot features. It provides the ability to roll back to a point in time or roll forward without the assistance of a DBA.

What needs improvement?

My only complaint about this solution is the price.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is $370K annually for the Delphix Masking Engine and Delphix Virtualization Engine. This is a bit hefty. After all, it's not made of gold.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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