Alibaba Cloudstarts to charge for the sensitive data protection feature of Data Management (DMS) on November 4, 2021.

Official release time

November 4, 2021

Feature changes

The following table describes the changes of the sensitive data protection feature after it is officially released.

Category Flexible Management and Stable Change modes Security Collaboration mode
Before the official release After the official release Before the official release After the official release
Data security overview Not supported Supported Not supported Supported
Sensitive data identification Not supported Allows you to perform the following operations:
  • Use the built-in identification templates for laws and regulations to automatically identify sensitive data.
  • Manually mark the security levels of sensitive data.
  • Customize identification templates based on business rules.
Only allows you to manually mark the security levels of sensitive data. Allows you to perform the following operations:
  • Use the built-in identification templates for laws and regulations to automatically identify sensitive data.
  • Manually mark the security levels of sensitive data.
  • Customize identification templates based on business rules.
Data de-identification Not supported Allows you to perform the following operations:
  • De-identify data.
  • View the fields to which a specific de-identification algorithm applies.
  • Change multiple associated de-identification algorithms at a time.
Only allows you to de-identify data. Allows you to perform the following operations:
  • De-identify data.
  • View the fields to which a specific de-identification algorithm applies.
  • Change multiple associated de-identification algorithms at a time.
Fine-grained access control. Not supported Not supported Supported Only allows you to manage the permissions on a total of three fields of moderate and high sensitivity levels.
Note For more information about the sensitive data protection feature, see Overview.

Billing

  • Specific database instances are createdbefore November 4, 2021 and managed in Security Collaboration mode. In addition, the security levels of the sensitive data in these database instances are marked. In this case, you can still use the sensitive data protection feature for these database instances free of change for one month. If you continue to use this feature for these database instances, you will be charged based on the pay-as-you-go billing method starting from December 4, 2021.
  • The sensitive data protection feature supports the subscription and pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods. For more information about billing standards, see Pricing.

Operation suggestions for the database instances created before November 4, 2021

  • Before December 4, 2021:
    • If you no longer need to use the sensitive data protection feature for these database instances, you can disable the feature for them to avoid additional charges. For more information, see Disable the sensitive data protection feature.
    • If you need to use the sensitive data protection feature for these database instances, you can purchase a resource plan for sensitive data protection. To do so, perform the following operations: In the top navigation bar of the DMS console, move the pointer over the Purchase icon icon and select DMS Renewal and Upgrade. In the dialog box that appears, click Go to sell to buy to go to the buy page.
  • Upon and after December 4, 2021:
    • If you no longer need to use the sensitive data protection feature for these database instances, you can disable the feature for them to release the corresponding pay-as-you-go resources.
    • If you need to use the sensitive data protection feature for these database instances, you can purchase a subscription plan for sensitive data protection as needed and release the corresponding pay-as-you-go resources.
      Note For more information about the billing standards for the sensitive data protection feature, see Pricing.