Broadcom Test Data Manager Valuable Features

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 these 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. In addition, TDM has automation. CA has most features that complement the whole testing cycle. CA TDM has open APIs. If we are going to use a set of Excel data and pull out the feed and we want to help the Service Virtualization by providing a set of dynamic responses to the request that that service layer is getting, how do we do that? We can use the API layer at the moment the whole process stabilizes, after three months or so. In other tools, that takes longer. This open API capability is good in CA TDM. View full review »
VarshaBarde
Practice Head - Digital Testing at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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 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. All of that is really helpful. View full review »
Güzen Erözel Muslu, M Sc.,Istqb
IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 patches in a limited time frame. For performance testing, we needed large amounts of data. The effort for data generation for this purpose has also decreased specifically. Depending on security politicies and regulations we have to obey, we needed masked production data for testing. With the help of this tool, considering data integrity we can mask the data in a variety of ways (like shuffling, using seed list, using functions etc.) View full review »
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FrontLin0598
Front Line Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 data. E.g., if the data is not there, there are multiple forms and variables through which data can go through and so we can generate it. 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. Essentially, my one test runs like 100 sets of data, I just click one test and it runs with 100 sets of data. I like the integration a lot. We also use the test matching feature and the ability to make and find data. View full review »
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