Delphix, the leader in agile data management, today announced a new version of its database virtualization platform, Delphix 3.0. The latest version extends the power of virtualization across the enterprise database landscape with new support for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), a key component of Oracle’s private cloud architecture. According to Gartner Group (Gartner:  “Market Share, All Software Markets Worldwide 2011,” March 29, 2012), Oracle and Microsoft together hold nearly 66 percent of the global market for relational database management systems (RDBMS) that store the majority of the world’s corporate data.

“With our latest release, Delphix can virtualize two thirds of the relational database market,” said Jedidiah Yueh, Delphix CEO. “Whether the data exists in a decade-old version of Oracle, on the newest Exadata machine, or a 30 terabyte Microsoft data warehouse, Delphix can instantly deliver the right data to the right team in minutes—without generating additional hardware cost or operational complexity.”

According to a fresh IDG Research survey to be released tomorrow, 86 percent of senior IT executives at organizations with an average annual IT budget of $423 million said that enterprise application initiatives are of critical or high importance for their businesses. In 2013, 41 percent of IT executives’ budgets will be earmarked for enterprise application projects that are related to business operations and analysis. For the majority of IT executives (52 percent), this represents an increase in the amount of spend they have dedicated toward this function over the last two years. The online survey of 108 IT leaders was conducted by IDG Research on behalf of Delphix between August 30 and September 28, 2012. Delphix software can dramatically improve these application projects.

Virtual Trumps Physical for Application Projects
Delphix-powered virtual databases improve data management SLAs through capabilities that cannot be duplicated on physical infrastructure: self-service provisioning and refresh of multi-terabyte databases in minutes; rollback and recovery of critical databases without restoring from backups or tapes; to-the-second synchronization of multiple databases located in different geographies; and simplified migration of databases across versions and operating systems. The new Delphix 3.0 platform brings these capabilities to a broader segment of the market.

Delphix 3.0 includes:
• Full support for Oracle RAC – In addition to existing support for Oracle versions 9 through 11g and Oracle Exadata, Delphix now fully supports Oracle RAC clusters as virtualization sources and targets. Customers can quickly create virtual copies of Oracle RAC databases with full functionality for faster and more accurate application testing.
• Virtualization of Microsoft SQL Server databases and clusters – Delphix creates read-write virtual copies of Microsoft SQL Server databases with full functionality using a simple self-service interface. Delphix 3.0 brings near-instant provisioning, refresh, rollback and synchronization to enterprise-class Microsoft databases and clusters.
• Web Services APIs for management and integration – Delphix 3.0 can be easily integrated into existing management tools, such as system monitoring, runbook automation and other widely used operational tools.

“As a leading healthcare provider, the move to Health Care Reform (HCR) increases our application and data testing needs,” said Bharani Krish, IT executive at Molina Healthcare. “We expect Delphix 3.0 for SQL Server to accelerate our data testing and application lifecycle.”

Delphix 3.0 is available today as a software virtual appliance. To learn more, visit