Relational databases use DDL statements to define structures such as tables to store data and functions to store code. Monitoring, auditing and logging changes to DDL are key components of a database security program, especially when supporting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions such as SAP, PeopleSoft, and the Oracle E-Business Suite. 

The options for DDL auditing include:

  • Standard auditing
  • System Triggers
  • Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack
  • Third party tools such as Imperva and Guardium
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