Broadcom Test Data Manager Benefits
If you take DevOps as an example, suppose development has happened and the binary code has been deployed to a certain server. To do continuous testing or continuous integration, you need the test data. CA TDM has a feature where it can generate the required data beforehand and keep it with your test cases however you need it. If you are using JIRA it will put the test data in JIRA. If you are using ALM it will give data to HPE ALM. Once you are running your test cases in an automated way, the data is already there. And the data provided will work for all the results. For example, if you want to do a set of automated scenarios, it will work with that. If you want it to work with various regression cycles, it will work with that. And the same data, or maybe a different set of data that you provide, will work with the unit cycles as well. CA has the ability to provide all the data on-demand as well as on the fly. View full review »
While we are testing, when there is data that's not accessible or we need to quickly generate data, TDM comes in handy. We can create batch files as well. We can write scripts which automatically create data and we can integrate it with the automatic Dev scripts. This feature is very good. We have used these kinds of features for smaller solutions, although not at a very large scale, because of the complexities involved in the enterprise-level data. View full review »
CA TDM is valuable for us because we use relational databases where it's problematic to sustain the relationships, foreign keys, and indexes. TDM obeys all the relationships and does the masking and data generation according to those relationships. Also, the testing team is using TDM to write the rules. Using this tool, our knowledge of data discovery skills has increased. That is an advance for our company. In terms of performance testing, before TDM, preparing the data and data generation took a week for 20,000 sets of data. Now, with TDM, it takes just one day, which is great. We haven't had much experience with masking yet, we are in the adaptation phase, but data generation has increased our performance by about 60 percent. View full review »
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