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Encryption of data inside performance warehouse

Hi,

I have a customer that has the following question:

Is the data stored inside the performance warehouse encrypted or is it clear text?

Reason is that they do not want a DBA to be able to read the data straight from a management tool.

Thanks!

KR,
Kristof

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roman_spitzbart
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

We store it in clear text - but I would argue not a lot of the data that is stored there is useful. Are they really concerned about their DBAs being able to read a table with millions of entries and seeing the name of a BT or the splitting it uses? But theoretically - yes, names and text fields are clear text and not encrypted.

It sounds like a concern where the best way of addressing is to explain what is stored in the session storage vs. the performance warehouse.

Hi Roman,

I did exactly that: explain that there should rarely be any sensitive data inside the PWH (unless they start splitting by Credit card or something like that). But they wanted an answer anyway.

Thanks!

KR,
Kristof