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Prabhakar Das
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 01 2019

What is most valuable?

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 these areas. CA is one of the few tool suites that has end-to-end… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

There are multiple things which can be improved in CA TDM. 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… more»

What other advice do I have?

There are, let's say, five market-standard tools you can choose from. If you choose CA TDM, you need to bring out all your questions for your PoC journey. You have four weeks to get answers to whatever questions you have. There is a set of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Apart from CA TDM, I've used IBM InfoSphere Optim, which was number-one TDM tool for quite some time, and I've used Delphix. Now, a couple of more tools have come into the market, like K2View. At one point in time, about two years back, CA… more»
VarshaBarde
Real User
Practice Head - Digital Testing at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The entire tool is good and I like the synthetic data generation, that's really good. It's valuable because you don't have Prod data so, instead, you can create multiple copies of similar data. You… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

The UI could be improved and I see they are going to web-based. That's still in progress but I really hope all of that happens pretty soon and the entire UI gets migrated from the desktop to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The problem is that the cost of this tool is pretty high. Even if an organization likes the tool, at times it becomes difficult for us to sell the license. CA provides licenses for different utilities… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have been acquainted with this tool for three-and-a-half years and, since it was acquired by CA, we have worked pretty closely with CA to give feedback on what is expected out of the tool. We have… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

IBM Optim is one competitor as is Informatica. IBM has come up with the synthetic data feature in the last years although I don't recall the name of the tool they acquired. Informatica vs IBM Optim… more»
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Güzen Erözel Muslu, M Sc.,Istqb
Real User
IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The tool has strong data generation functions. When we needed special function that is not in the list, the support team has generated these functions and added with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Part of the licensing is dependent on whether you want to use the portal. It's based on floating users. The other part is dependent on what type of system you are using… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

It's important to know the requirements of your system, for example, the security policies you have to observe. The requirements may include a concern about relational or… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at IBM Optim and Informatica TDM.
Real User
Front Line Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 05 2018

What is most valuable?

We can always get different sets of data and obtain the most recent data. They have production refreshers, where we can get data subsets of that data and to do our testing. We can also lock it down for a particular user's test or generate… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Know all the data requirements before buying this product. There are a lot of features for this tool, which may or may not be useful to a particular company. Make sure of what your requirements for your data are.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution before TDM.

What other advice do I have?

I would certainly recommend this product, because of the vast variety of data it provides for testing and its different features, like subsetting and cloning. I have heard of products which can do cloning and similar stuff, but there are… more»
Matthew Malec
Real User
Domain Manager at KeyBank National Association
Feb 02 2018

What is most valuable?

Currently the data mining, complex data mining, that we do out there. Any sort of financial institution runs along the same challenges that we face in that referential integrity across all databases, and finding that one unique customer… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is that it removes manual intervention. A lot of the time that we've spent previously was always manually, as an individual running SQL scripts against databases, or manually going through a UI to create data. These solutions… more»

What needs improvement?

I think the biggest one will be - all financial institutions are based on mainframes, so they're never going to go away. Opportunities to increase functionality and efficiencies within the mainframe solution, within this TDM product… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were not using a previously solution. It was all home-grown items that we did out there, so a lot of automated scripting and some performance scripting that we did, in addition to manual efforts. As we looked at what the solutions were… more»

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate it about an eight. It provides the functionality that we're needing. There are always opportunities for improvement and I don't ever give anyone a 10, so it's good for our needs.
Jyotirmay Mishra
Consultant
Senior Project Manager /Senior Solution Architect at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
May 23 2018

What do you think of Broadcom Test Data Manager?

What is our primary use case?

Test Data Management solution for our DevOps model, which is very useful. Data privatization (GDPR enable), synthetic test data generation, and test data provisioning are its main interesting features.

How has it helped my organization?

On-time production and real time data for DevOps testing environment and CI/CD pipeline.

What is most valuable?

Data privatization, provisioning, and generation for DevOps and CI/CD pipeline. 

What needs improvement?

More features on Big Data environment data privatization.  Synthetic data generation on domain specific.  SAP test data generation for SAP testing.

For how long have I used the solution?

Still implementing.

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What is Broadcom Test Data Manager?

CA Test Data Manager offers an automated solution to one of the most time-consuming and resource-intensive problems in Continuous Delivery - creating, maintaining and provisioning of the test data needed to rigorously test evolving applications. CA Test Data Manager uniquely combines elements of data subsetting, masking and synthetic, on-demand data generation to enable testing teams to meet the agile needs of the organization.

Also known as
CA Test Data Manager, DataMaker, DataFinder, Fast Data Masker, CA TDM
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