Informatica Persistent Data Masking Review

Offers good structure and platform masking features but data discovery needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

We have a lot of applications with different functionality. We use Informatica mainly for sensitivity tests. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the structure masking and platform masking. 

I also like that for Salesforce integration we can use Informatica Cloud. For on-premise, normally we do the SQL server database.

What needs improvement?

I don't see where it has much room for improvement. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this solution for the last two years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have a team of 10 users on-premise. Their roles are doing the initial analysis for identification.

We don't currently have plans to increase usage. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a seven out of ten. 

It's not a perfect ten because the data discovery isn't that good yet for Salesforce. We have another tool that we use for this. It may be a problem because Salesforce on the cloud. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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author avatarData Scientist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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We are using data discovery for on prem databases (Oracle, Microsoft sql, and DB2) and it is working really fine.
I guess the secret is in tuning and adjusting the data and metadata patterns.