Provide dependable quality data for testers and developers that is actually usable without the hassle.
Production data is extensive, and when it comes to working with multiple copies, data maintenance is a serious cost. Production data represents only 10% to 20% of the test data needed. Data representing negative outliers or probability scenarios required for effective testing in production data are missing. Therefore, this inadequacy often causes new costs and defects to arise later in the software development life cycle.
The health and quality of enterprise applications depend on a long and detailed testing process. Today’s Continuous Testing approaches and DevOps business practices accelerate the delivery of applications consumed with a great appetite to the market on time and with the desired performance. Experts’ failure to access the data they need in the right formats often causes projects to be delayed during the testing process. Sometimes these tests are delayed during intermediate stages, but the delay cost comes more heavily in later application development stages.
Management of test data is extremely critical. Low-quality data, manual acquisition of data, and data privacy invite another fundamental problem. Organizations may have to manage the test data to be used in applications and move the data to non-production environments to be used in tests by masking it with some sub-settings. Even if it’s a temporary situation, this is also a method to reduce infrastructure costs and increase compliance.
DevOps team, which must use sensitive information for testing, will continue to be concerned about compatibility and data privacy. This point is where CA Test Data Manager helps address all these concerns. It also prevents costs arising from being traversed and kept in an insecure environment.
Today’s test and development teams working with agile methods prefer to work with the data presented to them securely. CA Test Data Manager automates organizations’ test data management while enabling faster delivery of test data. If you want to create synthetic test data from scratch, reduce test cycles from weeks to days, and increase compliance, CA Test Data Manager can be the right choice for your organization. CA Test Data Manager offers excellent working flexibility to DevOps teams to protect personal data that includes privacy under the Personal Data Protection Law.
Why does test data have to be protected?
Why is test data important for organizations? While applications using the internet and mobile platforms are becoming widespread, companies are looking for ways to be more productive with their lean and agile application development processes. There are some problems in getting data from the production environment in the use of test data, which is vital for applications.
Insufficient scope of testing is one of these problems. Production data is extensive, and when it comes to working with multiple copies, data maintenance is a serious cost. Production data represents only 10% to 20% of the test data needed. Data representing negative outliers or probability scenarios required for effective testing in production data are missing. Therefore, this inadequacy often causes new costs and defects to arise later in the software development life cycle.
Test bottlenecks mean a waste of time and money. While the team managing the application development process tries to comply with sprint deadlines, waiting for test data leads to valuable time losses. Finding, copying, or manually generating production data is a slow process and prone to errors.
Production data contain sensitive and personal information. Creating multiple copies of production data and storing it in various locations on multiple devices increases the likelihood of a serious data breach. Due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDP) or Turkey’s compliance regulations such as the Personal Data Protection Act (KVKK), companies must strictly protect production data.
The need for clean and reliable data
CA Test Data Manager offers users a rich visualization and comprehensive analysis of test data. With CA Test Data Manager, organizations can better define and model the exact data used in rigorous tests. CA’s prima solution allows organizations to discover and reserve test data, create synthetic test data from scratch, shorten test cycles, and check their compatibility. Users can directly link test data to test cases and store them as reusable assets in a test data warehouse. As the data flows, full versions can be created by cloning them using virtual or traditional methods. Thus, different application development teams can work on test data in parallel. Teams conducting application development tests can save the time they spend creating test data with CA Test Data Manager and focus on their work.
Testers working with CA Test Data Manager can request and supply test data in minutes via a web-based portal. High-performance data masking can alter millions of lines of data at great speed. Automatic data discovery and profiling protect the privacy and improve data compatibility from different databases and application environments.
CA Test Data Manager allows you to link your data to specific test cases and automatically synchronize data with changing test requirements. Reusability is a feature that makes CA Test Data Manager attractive to the user. Test data is stored centrally as reusable assets with predefined rules and data models. CA Test Data Manager automates manual tasks such as data masking, data generation, data cloning, and provisioning.
CA Test Data Manager provides version control of data, data inheritance, test matching, and data cloning. Testers can work on multiple releases in parallel without disrupting each other’s data. CA Test Data Manager reveals that data attributes are available exactly, how they relate to each other, and what new data you need to create for testing with coverage analysis and data visualization. CA Test Data Manager provides a comprehensive list of combinable SQL functions, seed tables, and default and system variables. Use it to create data for all major relational database management systems (RDBMS) and complex file structures and types.
BT Bilgi, suggests CA Test Data Manager to many IT shops, DevOps teams, and CIOs sensitive to data privacy issues and requiring quality test data for all testers and developers.