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Status Future consideration
Workspace Optim
Created by Guest
Created on May 14, 2021

Provide UDF functions on an EC2-hosted PostgresSQL DB

SHORT-TERM (1-2 months): Ideally, we are looking for EC2 support for PostgreSQL versions 11 and 12 . To be honest, we do not need the full set of functions. What we require ASAP is the following subset of functions:

  1. HASH Provider with sha-256 - We need a hash provider for hash lookup functions for Address and Name fields masking as we need relevant data. Here we are using sha-256 as we need to get unique seq values for more than 5-6 million member data and it needs to be repeatable and consistent.

  2. Affinity - we are using for format preserving on number data like telephone and fax numbers and here we are not using sha-256 nor the encryption.

  3. NID - for SSN, MEDICARE and HICN

  4. EMAIL

LONG-TERM (starting July/August): We are working with the internal team that is building a new Data Access Layer in an AWS-Managed Cloud. They are looking for de-Identification support in their target-state architecture which includes PostgresSQL Aurora and Presto. We are looking for either:

  • Optim Test Data Management UDF Functions written for Lamdba that we can use with Aurora and Presto

  • Other Hybrid Cloud offering(s) that will provide this support this year

Needed by Date Jun 30, 2021