Introducing Delphix Engine 4.2
The engineering team here at Delphix has worked tirelessly over the last 9 months building the next generation of the Delphix Engine. As release lead, I have had the privilege to oversee the evolution of the release from its conception to its public debut and beyond. Delphix Engine 4.2 - codenamed "Fhloston" - boasts a wealth of new features and improvements to existing functionality. I've distilled some of the most exciting enhancements below to give you a "fhlavor" of the future.
New Hypervisor and Cloud Support
The Delphix Engine now runs on more hypervisors than ever before.
SQL Server Clustered Databases
Users with underutilized SQL Server Failover clusters rejoice! We've added support for provisioning virtual databases to SQL Server Failover Cluster instances.
Oracle Live Sources
With virtual databases, Delphix provides read-write access to data from a source database at fixed point in time. With new Oracle Live Sources, Delphix also provides read-only access to continuously fresh, near-current data contained in source databases.
Virtualizing Unstructured Files
Loose files can now be virtualized immediately upon creation using the new "empty vFiles" feature, thereby eliminating the need to duplicate purely virtual data outside of Delphix.
Enhanced Replication User Experience
We've completely revamped the replication screens to create a new, streamlined replication user experience designed for simplicity and optimized for common replication tasks.
SQL Server Direct Backups
Prior to 4.2, ingesting SQL Server source databases into Delphix relied on database backups taken by specific SQL Server backup software. In Delphix 4.2, the requirement for third-party backup software has been lifted. Delphix can now stand-in for or replace an existing backup agent.
JetStream Storage Usage UI
JetStream users now have even more visibility into the utilization of their Engines. We've added comprehensive charts and graphs depicting the space usage breakdown for all JetStream objects. For a comprehensive list of new features peruse the Delphix Engine 4.2 Documentation. It has been a distinct honor to work with our team of talented engineers as they pushed the frontier of our already cutting-edge platform.
I am exceedingly proud to announce the product of their labor as it enters the world!