A One-Slide Summary of the Differences Between TDE and Always Encrypted


The folks on Twitter liked this, so sharing it here:

It’s a one-slide summary from a SQL Critical Care client’s deck, so obviously it’s abridged, but I think it does a pretty good job of summing things up.

Some highlights of the conversation:

A solid 20 minutes of my talk from last year’s Summit, summed in one slide. Well, done, @BrentO! Could be simplified further to: TDE – what you do for compliance but not actual security, and Always Encrypted – what you do for actual security but not compliance

— Daniel Mallott (@DanielMallott) July 30, 2020