When evaluating Test Data Management, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?

Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
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Ronald D'Souza - PeerSpot reviewer
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Top 5
Dec 3, 2021

1. Capability to discover data from data source and categorize them automatically + having the capability to add or define your own categorization

2. Capability for classifying the data in your data source in Prod and allowing the extraction of the subset of data meeting your testing requirement at the same time sanitizing the data to ensure Personal Identifiable Information is not compromised

3. What is my requirement for the data for bug fixing or getting missing data or getting data for new apps

E.g. Getting a valid Social Security number that is usable but has no actual entity to be identified to, Generating a Visa card dummy number that will pass visa validation but is not a valid card

4. Have the capability to deal with relational data and nonrelational data or flat-file based data - Generate or Obfuscate

5. Can my data mask relatable data across database or DB tables, e.g if 2 databases hold user records have a key to identify an entry that is common in both databases then use that key? Can I maintain referential integrity across all dB e.g If a user table has Jim as a name and he is obfuscated to Jack then all the fields that hold the name be obfuscated to Jack is a true test of Referential integrity?

6. Ease of use and how easy it can be scripted via Automation tools or call to API because most of the requirement for Test data is for Testing hence it would be nice to call API to meet certain rules for data requirement and provide that concise information to a tester.

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Aug 6, 2019

Data privacy tools to protect the sensitive data, test data "golden copy" administration and monitoring module, natively supported DB, bookmarks feature for easily rollback to a point in time.

Real User
Mar 19, 2021

Covering all data sources including DH, streaming, and message based.

reviewer939240 - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 4, 2018

Data Integrity and Data privacy and Data Sync up across all multiple systems

Oct 31, 2016

Reduce data for copying (Virtual)

Real User
Jul 5, 2021

Test data selection and swift availability for all dev/test purposes. 

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Mar 24, 2021

More data Source and tools for managemet data  

Real User
Feb 8, 2017

To improve their products, software development teams leverage many innovations: Agile, DevOps, big data, cloud, and mobile. Testing is part of this, and testing tool vendors. you may want to check out a Forrester report found here: https://www.ca.com/us/collateral/industry-analyst-report/agile-test-data-management-the-new-must-have.register.html

it_user532032 - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 13, 2016

Copying speed and automation

Aug 31, 2016

Data security

Test Data Management
What is TDM (test data management)? Test Data Management (TDM) refers to the supervision and administration of enterprise architectures, methods and policies to successfully manage the value of the data and information lifecycle in-house or from outside vendor sources. TDM makes use of data sets produced to mimic actual data that is used by systems and applications developers to perform valid and rigorous system tests. True production data cannot be used for testing due to security...
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