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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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"Informatica Test Data Management is a complete solution. I'm not very deep in the technical aspect of the solution, but most of the workflows are now completely automated. There are some minor elements where we have to still add manual parts to the implementation."

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

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"Informatica has a data governance suite, and at the moment, there is no connection between the data governance elements, such as the data catalog, and the Informatica Test Data Management software. For example, the data discovery which is part of both solutions is two separate things. If you have a data discovery in the data catalog, then we cannot use it for Informatica Test Data Management purposes and vice versa. The same software vendor, has two different products, with the same functionality. There's was no need to separate things. This is something which was a problem in a use case of the customer where this was the reason why they didn't choose the Informatica solution."

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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:With just those few requirements, I'd opt for a simpler tool such as the one by dScribe from a cataloging point of view.  If validation of the actual data is a requirement then the most complete… more »
Top Answer:Informatica Test Data Management is a complete solution. I'm not very deep in the technical aspect of the solution, but most of the workflows are now completely automated. There are some minor… more »
Top Answer:Informatica has a data governance suite, and at the moment, there is no connection between the data governance elements, such as the data catalog, and the Informatica Test Data Management software… more »
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Overview

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

Informatica TDM empowers testing teams to generate test data sets for both simple and complex test case scenarios; spot and address data privacy risks with a complete library of prepackaged data masking algorithms; and define and reuse test data subset and masking policies across multiple applications and locations without the need to recode.

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Sample Customers
Helvetia, The IMT Group, Hapag-Lloyd, Royal Bank of Canada, Chunghwa Telecom
Vale, Hot Telecommunication
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider9%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider11%
Company Size
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise70%
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Small Business33%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise76%
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BMC Compuware File-AID is ranked 5th in Test Data Management with 1 review while Informatica Test Data Management (TDM) is ranked 7th in Test Data Management with 1 review. BMC Compuware File-AID is rated 9.0, while Informatica Test Data Management (TDM) is rated 7.0. 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 Informatica Test Data Management (TDM) writes "Full featured, responsive support, but data governance integration could improve". BMC Compuware File-AID is most compared with IBM File Manager, Broadcom Test Data Manager, IBM Fault Analyzer for zOS and CA File Master Plus, whereas Informatica Test Data Management (TDM) is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Broadcom Test Data Manager, Delphix and IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management (TDM).

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