Broadcom Test Data Manager Pros and Cons

Broadcom Test Data Manager Pros

Prabhakar Das
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The combination of extract, mask, and load, along with synthetic data, is what is generally needed by any of our clients, and CA TDM has really good compatibility in both of the areas.
CA is one of the few tool suites that has end-to-end features. Whatever role you are playing, whatever personality you are trying to address, it has that feature. For example, CA Service Virtualization goes hand-in-hand with TDM.
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VarshaBarde
Practice Head - Digital Testing at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The synthetic data generation is really good... You can write rules and create permutations and combinations according to your needs. Or you can take a snippet of the Prod data and replicate it.
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Güzen Erözel Muslu, M Sc.,Istqb
IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The data generation is one of the most valuable features because we are able to write a lot of rules. We have some specific rules here in Turkey, for example, Turkish ID IBAN codes for banks.
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FrontLin0598
Front Line Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the integration a lot. We use the test matching feature and the ability to make and find data.
When I run my App Test, I can directly connect with TDM. I can publish all my data into one table in TDM, then run my App Test directly.
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Broadcom Test Data Manager Cons

Prabhakar Das
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It has a feature called TDM Portal, where testers can find test data by themselves, based on multiple models. They can reserve the data so that it belongs to one group or individual. Obviously, that data is not available to anybody else... This feature is for one environment. But if a different group of testers wanted that data for a different environment, they can't use it via CA TDM. That feature doesn't exist.
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VarshaBarde
Practice Head - Digital Testing at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The integration with various utilities is also really important. That still has to happen. That's a major area for improvement.
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Güzen Erözel Muslu, M Sc.,Istqb
IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are different modules for masking. There is a portal and there is a standalone application as well. The standalone application is more old-fashioned. When you write rules on this old-fashioned interface, because it has more complex functions available for use, you can't migrate them to the portal.
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FrontLin0598
Front Line Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we publish a lot data into the target, sometimes it is not able to handle it.
The relationship between cables needs to be added.
A lot of research, data analysis, and work needs to be done on the source system in the tool which requires a data expert. This tool definitely requires a senior person to work on this issue, as it might be a challenge for a tester.
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