Data delivery delay hinders application teams, limiting work on new features or project re-prioritization based on pressing business requirements. And if teams try to speed up the process by using inferior data sets, they risk compromising code quality and data security.
Delphix delivers data to application development teams on demand, helping them quickly stand up, refresh, and tear down environments and move easily among the most important projects.
Delphix for Application Development
Running as a virtual machine on any server, cloud, or flash storage, Delphix connects to a production data source, virtualizes and compresses it, and maintains an updated, versioned copy of the source. When a developer, tester, or automatic test routine needs access to the data, Delphix provides a fully independent, read-writeable copy that can be spun up or torn down in minutes. It can be shared among teams and branched and versioned just like code, eliminating the dependency on slow, physical ticketing systems to deliver key data. This virtual copy can also be refreshed in minutes to provide accurate data for the latest development version and deployed at scale to enable full automatic testing on existing hardware at any point in the development cadence. With these capabilities, bugs are discovered early and easily, accelerating development and avoiding outages.
Kick off projects faster
Slow legacy processes for delivering environment data delay provisioning and stall development projects before they begin.
By delivering virtual data to application teams up to 100x faster than legacy processes, Delphix reduces spin-up time from months to minutes, enabling application teams to better serve business needs.
Test more effectively
Without full, current production data, testing misses edge cases and serious bugs, and so software ships at lower quality. Because legacy methods can't deliver full production data efficiently, test teams often end up subsetting data, creating synthetic data, or using infrequent, out-of-date copies of production data.
Delphix delivers full, fresh, and faithful copies of production data on demand, so every test runs at its full potential. Testing then "shifts left" in the development timeline, so IT teams can find bugs earlier and fix them more easily, improving both delivery schedules and code quality.
Keep production data secure
The most effective tests need full copies of production data, but that data usually contains sensitive information that must be protected in keeping with regulations or business policies. Masking products added onto legacy systems are too slow to deliver data in a timely way, so they often remain unused.
Delphix integrates protection automatically and provisions masked data just as quickly as exposed data, enabling full security at speed.
Align data and code for project parallelization
IT organizations struggle to supply separate data environments for each project line under development. This leaves developers stuck drawing on limited communal resources, which are never fully suited to the project's particular needs.
With Delphix, each developer can have the data that their project needs. Furthermore, with Delphix agility, it's easy to spin up and tear down these environments, so that teams can switch between projects as easily as they can work in parallel.
Maintain consistency from beginning to end
As projects move through the development life cycle or pass from one team to another, each handoff requires time to align disparate environments, slowing down the delivery schedule.
Delphix enables teams to easily share their virtual data environment states and even promote them back to a physical state, so that pre-production, testing, and production proceed smoothly and consistently.