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We performed a comparison between BMC Compuware File-AID and Broadcom Test Data Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Test Data Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed BMC Compuware File-AID vs. Broadcom Test Data Manager report (Updated: August 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"I like the ability that it has to format copy books in a presentable manner. So, you will be able to see the starting offset in length of each field within the layout."

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"The combination of extract, mask, and load, along with synthetic data, is what is generally needed by any of our clients, and CA TDM has really good compatibility in both of the areas.""The synthetic data generation is really good... You can write rules and create permutations and combinations according to your needs. Or you can take a snippet of the Prod data and replicate it.""CA is one of the few tool suites that has end-to-end features. Whatever role you are playing, whatever personality you are trying to address, it has that feature. For example, CA Service Virtualization goes hand-in-hand with TDM.""Broadcom TDM's best feature is the self-service portal."

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"Technical support has gotten better over the years, though there's always room for improvement."

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"It has a feature called TDM Portal, where testers can find test data by themselves, based on multiple models. They can reserve the data so that it belongs to one group or individual. Obviously, that data is not available to anybody else... This feature is for one environment. But if a different group of testers wanted that data for a different environment, they can't use it via CA TDM. That feature doesn't exist.""The integration with various utilities is also really important. That still has to happen. That's a major area for improvement.""Broadcom TDM takes a long time to import documents, which wastes time that could be spent on other things."

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  • "The cost of this tool is pretty high... CA provides licenses for different utilities like masking but even if you break it up, the pricing is still high."
  • "I would rate Broadcom TDM's pricing as four out of five."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like the ability that it has to format copy books in a presentable manner. So, you will be able to see the starting offset in length of each field within the layout.
    Top Answer:Technical support has gotten better over the years, though there's always room for improvement.
    Top Answer:We use it to update data in Compuware File-AID for IMS and File-AID MBF. We also use it in test cases. Compuware File-AID can be used for DB2 as well.
    Top Answer:Broadcom TDM's best feature is the self-service portal.
    Top Answer:Broadcom TDM takes a long time to import documents, which wastes time that could be spent on other things. It also hasn't evolved much in the last ten years. In the next release, Broadcom should add… more »
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    Also Known As
    CA Test Data Manager, DataMaker, DataFinder, Fast Data Masker, CA TDM
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    File-AID is Compuware’s cross-platform file and data management solution that enables developers and QA staff to quickly and conveniently access necessary data and files instead of hunting around for them. In turn, developers devote less time to data-related tasks and spend more time developing new functionality and managing production problems. Rightsizing your test data provides confidence to make code changes without unintended consequences.

    File-AID gives developers the ability to:

    • Effectively manage files and data across platforms
    • Access all standard file types regardless of record length or format for application integration
    • Automatically compare data files or objects to simplify the test results validation process
    • Reformat files by easily modifying an existing file format instead of starting from scratch
    • Extract and load related subsets of data from multiple databases and files
    • Ensure all test conditions are met by selecting the precise application test data you need
    • Customize test data for a particular application and specific conditions
    • Automate these activities using tools you already own, such as Jenkins

    CA Test Data Manager offers an automated solution to one of the most time-consuming and resource-intensive problems in Continuous Delivery - creating, maintaining and provisioning of the test data needed to rigorously test evolving applications. CA Test Data Manager uniquely combines elements of data subsetting, masking and synthetic, on-demand data generation to enable testing teams to meet the agile needs of the organization.

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    Sample Customers
    Helvetia, The IMT Group, Hapag-Lloyd, Royal Bank of Canada, Chunghwa Telecom
    Manheim, Arag
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Insurance Company10%
    Financial Services Firm45%
    Transportation Company20%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Insurance Company14%
    Comms Service Provider5%
    Company Size
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise90%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise80%
    Buyer's Guide
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    BMC Compuware File-AID is ranked 5th in Test Data Management with 1 review while Broadcom Test Data Manager is ranked 4th in Test Data Management with 3 reviews. BMC Compuware File-AID is rated 9.0, while Broadcom Test Data Manager is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of BMC Compuware File-AID writes "Easy to use and integrate, and can map out control sections within load modules or program objects". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Broadcom Test Data Manager writes "Enables continuous testing and integration by generating the required data in advance". BMC Compuware File-AID is most compared with IBM File Manager, IBM Fault Analyzer for zOS and CA File Master Plus, whereas Broadcom Test Data Manager is most compared with Delphix, IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management (TDM), IBM Security Guardium Data Protection, Informatica Test Data Management (TDM) and Tricentis Tosca.

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