Why Mask Data

I’ve been involved in two data masking projects in my time as a database administrator.  One was to mask and secure credit card numbers and the other was to protect personally identifiable information, (PII) for a demographics company.  I remember the pain, but it was better than what could have happened if we hadn’t protected …

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Tips and Tricks- Delphix Express

Delphix Express offers a virtual environment to work with all the cool features like data virtualization and data masking on just a workstation or even a laptop.  The product has an immense offering, so no matter how hard Kyle, Adam and the other folks worked on this labor of love, there’s bound to be some manual configurations …

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Top Reason I’ve Learned Everyone Should Use Delphix- Week 2

I’ve been going through some SERIOUS training in just over a week.  This training has successfully navigated the “Three I’s”, as in its been Interesting, Interactive and Informative.  The offerings are very complete and the knowledge gained is limitless. I’d also like to send a shout out to Steve Karam, Leighton Nelson and everyone else …

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Joining Delphix and Not Fearing Hot Coals

Back in 2012, when I started to build a reputation as a mentor, the goal was not just to create my own path and set it afire, but for others to desire to make their own path before my footsteps cooled. Never Fear Hot Coals This week I joined Delphix.  Many acted as if this was pre-ordained and …

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Buckle Up, Baby!

So after over two years at Oracle, I’m moving on.  Yes, for those of you who haven’t seen the tweets and the posts, you heard right. OK, everyone-  cleansing breath. I worked with great people and did some awesome things in the community, blogged everything Enterprise Manager and talked over 1/2 the Oracle community into buying and doing …

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