Complete Cloud Compliance

Datica's platform prioritizes security and compliance. Under the hood, we use a Docker-based multi-tenant network across several public clouds, configured precisely to meet the controls within HIPAA regulation and NIST standards.

Platform Integration

Building On The Platform

See how developers use the Datica platform to build compliant applications

Build your product
Build your product
Build your product

Do what you do best. Build your product.

You’re building a product for healthcare. Be it for bettering patient outcomes through analytics or creating the next great telemedicine application.

Git based deployments via the Datica CLI.

You’re ready to get your application live. Whether you’re launching your first application or making a routine product release. Being HIPAA compliant is as easy as “git push”.

Your app is now compliant on Datica.

Once you’re application is live on Datica you’ll enjoy a suite of tools and products to manage your application’s environment. From intrusion detection to backups and much much more.

Datica supports the following community buildpacks
  • Ruby
  • Node.js
  • Clojure
  • Python
  • Java
  • Gradle
  • Grails 3.x
  • Scala
  • Play 2.x
  • PHP
  • Go
Windows architecture support
  • Windows VMs on dedicated accounts
  • Microsoft SQL Server
Support for the following databases
  • Percona/MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
Support for the following utilities
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • RabbitMQ

Additionally, Datica customers can write their own buildpacks or use other third-party buildpacks.

Don't see a listed technology you wish to use? Contact sales to see additional compatability.

Powerful capabilities and features under the hood

  • Quickly deploy IPSEC or TLS VPNs in minutes
  • Nightly backups
  • Proactive security patching. Remember WannaCry? We were patched 1 month prior to it hitting.
  • Automation of network overlays across Docker containers
  • Let’s Encrypt
  • Self-service scaling of internal application and database services
  • Proactive health checks
  • Hot database swaps
  • Enhanced service scheduling with zones

Using the Datica web dashboard is a delightful experience, with a full suite of tools available at your fingertips. The dashboard and CLI make building apps engaging while maintaining security.

Datica Compliant Cloud

Optimized for web and mobile

The dashboard is designed for the best experience on both web and mobile platforms.


Command Line Interface

The Datica CLI gives engineers access to the control they need within the tools they are used to.

Frequently asked questions about our platform

Does Datica own its own server infrastructure?

No. Datica sits on top of the top public infrastructure-as-a-service providers, like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and IBM SoftLayer. We help make their clouds fully HIPAA compliant.

Is Datica SOC2 compliant?


Will I have to re-architect my application to deploy onto Datica’s platform-as-a-service?

It depends what your application architecture looks like. Many customers leverage Datica’s expertise in containerization to help re-architect their applications to be ready for a container-based future. Otherwise if your application already runs in the cloud, chances are it will run on Datica. You can leverage Datica’s Services offering to engage with us to assess your options.

Can I use 3rd party applications?

Usage of 3rd party applications within your architecture is up to you. Many customers leverage 3rd party apps, such as New Relic, within their environments. If you are curious about a specific app, ask our support team.

Does Datica offer SMS capabilities? Notifications? Transactional email?

Datica does not offer any transactional communication tools at this time. In general, those tools are not necessarily compliant—for example, you never want to send PHI over email. For usage of those tools in a compliant way—such as sending a link to a user to login—Datica does not offer those capabilities on the platform.

How is SSL managed?

SSL certificates are managed via our command line utility. We provide an SSL certs command that gives you the ability to install, update and delete certificates as needed. At this time we are not able to provide you with a certificate out of the box. You must purchase the certificate on your own. We recommend digicert for those looking to buy a certificate. For free certificates we recommend Let’s Encrypt.

Does Datica provide staging or test environments?

While we don’t provide any non-compliant environments, customers are more than welcome to deploy multiple applications within multiple environments on the Datica platform. Datica’s approach is to apply our industry-best management of compliance to all customer environments, bar none. Consequently, we do not offer staging environments at a cheaper price point. Customers looking for staging environments typically create parallel environments with fewer dedicated resources.

Do I need to manage my own load balancing? How does Datica manage it for me?

Datica provides load balancing for all customer applications. Our built-in service proxy service is placed as the gateway to your environment. This service load balances requests across containers of the same service to allow horizontal scaling. Typically, this is done via round robin.

Does Datica handle failovers?

Yes. Our Mongo and Redis services have automated failover pathways, while our Postgresql and MySQL services require Datica manual failovers.

Does Datica handle regionalism through their cloud infrastructure partners?

No. We can support Cross Region Replication for S3, but do not have environments that can span regions at this time.

Can I buy CPU cores?

No. Compute resources are fully managed through the Datica platform on top of the various IaaS providers. Customers instead purchase and allocate RAM within their environments.

What is the equivalent EC2 instance for one of your app containers?

Application containers typically reside on an m4.xlarge and can use anywhere from 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16GB of RAM. We can accommodate different types of instances depending on contract size and desired use case.

Does Datica support Windows VMs?


Does Datica support custom deployment models, such as Chef or Puppet?

Yes, although only at certain customer tiers. If your deployment process is dependent upon one of those tools, be sure to talk to a Datica team member about that requirement.

If Datica uses Docker to orchestrate environments, can I bring my own Docker containers?


Do we support Canada deployments?

Yes, Canadian deployments are available on the AWS Montreal AZ. This option is available to all customers.

Do we support international deployments?

International deployments are available for Enterprise Plan customers only. We do not support multi-tenant deployments outside of USA and Canada at this time.

Do we support Oracle DB via RDS?

Yes, we support Oracle via AWS’s RDS availability.

Does Datica have a DMZ network segment isolated from production environments?

Yes. View our policy notes here.

How do I manage a VPN on Datica?

Datica provisions VPNs on behalf of customers on the Platform. Datica’s cloud engineering & support team will provide customers with VPN credentials and information as needed. Customers can manage VPN permissions, ACLs and groups directly in the dashboard.

What are the differences between a site-to-site VPN and a Roadwarrior VPN?

Site-to-site VPNs are used during health system integration to create a permanent connection to a hardware device. Roadwarrior VPNs are provided transient connections, typically to workstations.

How does logging work on the Platform?

Datica provides an ELK stack (elastic search, logstash, and Kibana) to all customers on the Platform. Customers point to our logging endpoints to store their logs.

Does Datica provide an SFTP service?

Datica provides two primary SFTP solutions. Customers needing SFTP should reach out to our cloud engineering & support team.

Does Datica support AWS lambda?

We do not currently support Lambda.

Does Datica support all AWS HIPAA eligible services?

Of AWS’s 57 services, 27 are covered under their BAA as HIPAA Eligible. Of those, almost all have basic support through our platform, but there are a few we do not yet support. Discuss with our team service availability if you have questions about your architecture.

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