Generators transform the data in a source database column.
Generators are Tonic's core configuration item for assigning a transformation to sensitive data--protecting privacy while enabling utility.
Tonic offers a variety of generators suited for handling different types of data. For the full list of generators, see the Generator reference.
When considering which generators to use, it's helpful to be familiar with the following options which are shared by many of Tonic's generators:
  • Consistency: For ensuring the same input value maps to the same output value--across multiple columns, tables, and databases (even of different types)
  • Linking: For column which have an inter-dependency or correlation which should be maintained in the output
  • Differential Privacy: For ensuring the output does not reveal anything attributable to a specific member of the input dataset.
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