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Kamil Czarnecki
Real User
Senior System Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Oct 10 2017

What is most valuable?

* Masking of data. * There are lots of filters, templates, vocabularies, and functions (which are very fast) to mask data according to your... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This tool is super fast and it has solved many of our issues. It is also much better than many other solutions which are on the market. We've... more»

What needs improvement?

If you want to automate something, you need to figure it out. There is no easy way (software is only for Windows). I am missing a lot of... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We didn't use any other resolution, we simply needed to have it implemented and we tried to figure it out. We looked at the market for what we... more»

What other advice do I have?

We did a proof of concept with TDM to see if the solution fits our needs. We did it for a couple of months, did some testing, did some analysis,... more»
SnrSpeci572907
Real User
Senior Specialist at Cox Automotive
Feb 13 2017

What is most valuable?

A lot of people, when they first started looking at the tool, started immediately jumping in and looking at the data masking, the data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When I look at the return on investment, there are not only huge financial gains on it. In fact, when I recently ran the numbers, we had about... more»

What needs improvement?

It's cool that right now with this tool, they're doing a lot of things to continuously improve it. I think Test Data Management as a strategy... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We knew we needed to invest in a new solution because our company was dealing with a lot of transformations. Not only do we still have a large... more»

What other advice do I have?

It’s not something that I would often give, but I do give this a perfect rating. We've been able to solve any of the data issues that we were... more»
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Adam Topper
Real User
Senior Test Data Management Specialist at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 04 2018

What is most valuable?

TDM has tons of great solutions involved in one package. For me personally, what I find to be most valuable is its ability to do synthetic data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits of doing something like the data creation is that you are going to be able to totally have control of your data from the get-go.... more»

What needs improvement?

As the solution continues to evolve, the one thing I like about it is the API-friendly layers that they have added into the realm. So, I just... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

My company decided to invest in Test Data Manager because we were going through a large transformation. We were doing both a legacy system... more»

What other advice do I have?

It is not an easy thing to give a 10 on a scale of one to 10 for ratings, but I have to say, I think the TDM solution is a 10. Most important... more»
QualityAbd92
Real User
Quality Assurance at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 05 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features to us is synthetic data generation. We generate a lot of synthetic data for our performance testing and bulging up our performance environment to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has really changed the culture in the company because nobody could ever imagine generating millions of records. Even production systems have just a couple of million records.... more»

What needs improvement?

The solution can really improve on non-relational data structures because that's a big industry use case which we are foreseeing, with non-relational database structures. I talk... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor, my personal requirements would be: the tools should be stable and there should be a knowledge repository for it. When you see the PPT presentation, it just... more»
Braja Pradhan
Real User
Client Partner at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Feb 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature I see is how to have a centralized view of the test data; how efficiently you can use the test data across different... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Now, though, my company is going through a process to be more agile, which is basically the theme of a recent CA conference I attended. While we... more»

What needs improvement?

I think one thing we would like to see is how quickly it can be used like a SaaS product. You can just plug in incoming data that we have from... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were previously using several products, including some in-house products. From my previous experience working with CA, I knew some of the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Use this product with a proof of concept for your organization. The product is very agile. It can fit into small and big organizations, so don't... more»
Stan Detrick
Real User
Solutions Architect at American Express
Dec 31 2017

What is most valuable?

* I am able to maintain metadata information based off of the structures and * I am able to generate and manage synthetic data from those.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to create a testing environment that is repeatable. And we can manage the data so that our testing becomes automated, everything... more»

What needs improvement?

The interface based, on our unique test case - because we are extremely unique platform - could be better. We have to do multiple steps just to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We didn't have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

The most important criterion when selecting a vendor is support. And obviously it comes down to: Do they offer the capabilities I'm interested... more»
FrontLin0598
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... 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... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... more»
Wesley-Miller
Real User
AVP Quality Assurance at GM Financial
Feb 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Test Data Manager allows you to do synthetic data generation. It gives you a high level of confidence in your data that you're creating. It also... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have certain aspects of our data that we have to self-generate. The VIN number is one that we have to generate and we have to be able to... more»

What needs improvement?

I would probably like to see improvement in the ease of the rule use. I think sometimes it gets a little cumbersome setting up some of the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

When you have to generate the amount of loan volume that we need – 50 states, various tax laws, etc. – I needed a solution that I can produce... more»

What other advice do I have?

I think from my synthetic generation, a lot of times generating synthetic data can be cumbersome. TDM, with some of the rules aspect of it, you... more»
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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.

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