Application Testing Simplified with IBM Test Data Management
With the emergence of agile software development processes and cloud testing environments,
businesses have to catch-up with the pace at which technology is advancing. This is especially true in the
area of software testing and test data management, because that is where huge volumes of data get
generated continuously. Organizations therefore have the inevitable need to adopt effective and
efficient strategies and solutions for test data management with complete processes and procedures to
govern test data.
But more often than not, IT departments in organizations find it hard to create and maintain test data.
This gives rise to the creation of unorganized and sometimes incomplete or redundant test databases,
which not only add to the organization’s costs but also fail in their purpose. It is to overcome this
ongoing challenge that industry experts like IBM have developed comprehensive test data management
solutions. IBM InfoSphere Optim has been specially designed to help organizations create highly
fictionalized, accurate, and right-sized databases that reflect the test cycle from start to end. This
enables organizations to do away with expensive cloning processes, and to identify and correct defects
much earlier in the development process.
Designed with the capability to scale across databases, applications, hardware platforms and operating
systems IBM Optim offers the ideal means for organizations to manage test data. Moreover, by adopting
IBM Optim, organizations can accelerate their test and release cycles, improve the quality of their
products, secure the testing environment, and dramatically bring down costs.
By adopting IBM Optim test data management solutions, organizations gain the capability to:
Generate databases that are of the right size and suit the right purpose
Automate the comparison of test results and identify hidden errors if any
Simplify the testing process by refreshing and maintaining ‘production-like’ test environments
Ensure privacy and security by masking test data
Accelerate time-to-market by shortening test cycles
Every organization has to adopt newer technology from time-to-time in order to keep pace with market
changes. Likewise, for better test data management and improved software product quality,
organizations have to adopt a robust test data management solution like IBM Optim, which can not only
simplify the testing process with its built-in yet customizable frameworks, but also ensure that the
management of test data is done in an efficient and effective manner so as to produce desirable results.
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