CA 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 »
Adam Topper
Senior Test Data Management Specialist at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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 creation. I love that because it has a lot of flexibility and you do not have to worry about one specific database or how you are going to manage all the data points. What you can do is instead of taking everything from production and wondering what you are going to get from there, you can just create it all from the get-go yourself. That is a beautiful thing to be able to do. There is other stuff that they are working on right now, and that includes things like the vTDM or Virtual Test Data Management. That is where they have the ability to do test data clones. It is really neat because after doing some of that creation, or if you are going to do some subsetting, then you have a great looking database. What you can do now is you can take really small copy, actually a full size copy but really small in size, and you can send that out to any of your testers to be able to use personally for their testing. That is cool because it gives them an expanded way to do their testing. They can do tons of unit tests, functional tests, and destructive tests, and they do not have to worry about the environment around them, because this is just their copy. 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 »
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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 »
Stan Detrick
Solutions Architect at American Express
* I am able to maintain metadata information based off of the structures and * I am able to generate and manage synthetic data from those. View full review »
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 »
Yasar Sulaiman
QA Director at Sogeti UK
The most valuable feature is the Portal that comes with the tool. That helps make it look much more user-friendly for the users. Also its ease of use - even for developers it's not that complicated. It gives us the ability to * mask the data * sub-set the data * synthetically generate test data * create test data for specific business case scenarios and more. View full review »
Carlos Fula
Systems Architect at Global Bank Corporation
They are able to provide some technical data, then provide that data to multiple teams for testing purposes. That is the most value for us. View full review »
Mario Diliberto
Lead Test Data Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The masking of data has really been key for us to be able to replace PII with fake values. To be able to model the data, then subset it based upon a set of drivers that I use. View full review »
Matthew Malec
Domain Manager at KeyBank National Association
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 piece of information that meets all the criteria that we're looking for. All the other functions are fabulous as far as sub-setting, data creation. View full review »
Irina Ginesin
Senior Dev manager at T-Mobile
The most valuable feature of this solution is data quality, that ability to provide data for testers and developers that is actually usable. View full review »
it_user558576
Engagement Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The synthetic data generation. It generates the data. By default you get the data but then you have to modify the data. There, I find that it does that amazingly well. I have not seen that feature as capable in other tools. View full review »
Mike Strange
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The flexibility * The ability to view the data the way we want it. View full review »
Patrick Carter
Software Developer Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It saves us time from generating the same amount of data in real-time. View full review »
Jyotirmay Mishra
Project Manager /Senior Solution Architect at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Data privatization, provisioning, and generation for DevOps and CI/CD pipeline. View full review »
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