IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management (TDM) Review

Provides a data growth solution. Does not support new test data generation.


What is most valuable?

  • Data growth solution
  • Data masking and test data management
  • Data decommission

What needs improvement?

The tool does not support new test data generation.

Optim tool is helpful to extract (subset and mask) the data from a production-like environment. The test data generation is not part of IBM Optim.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Sometimes, we have had deployment issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Only very rarely have we encountered stability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is good.

Technical Support:

Technical support is not bad.

How was the initial setup?

The latest version of Optim with designer and manager are quite complicated, but this includes various features.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: My company is an IBM Premier Business Partner.
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