Prabhakar DasSenior Consultant at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is data discovery. This is the most exciting feature for all of the banks."
"The most valuable features are the structure masking and platform masking."
"The integration with various utilities is also really important. That still has to happen. That's a major area for improvement."
"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."
"I have encountered some issues using the substitution, which is one of the techniques of data masking."
"The data discovery isn't that good yet for Salesforce. We have another tool that we use for this. It may be a problem because Salesforce on the cloud."
"The cost of this tool is pretty high... CA provides licenses for different utilities like masking but even if you break it up, the pricing is still high."
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.
De-identify, de-sensitize, and anonymize sensitive data from unauthorized access for application users, business intelligence, application testing, and outsourcing.
Broadcom Test Data Manager is ranked 3rd in Data Masking with 2 reviews while Informatica Persistent Data Masking is ranked 4th in Data Masking with 2 reviews. Broadcom Test Data Manager is rated 7.6, while Informatica Persistent Data Masking is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Broadcom Test Data Manager writes "Enables continuous testing and integration by generating the required data in advance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica Persistent Data Masking writes "Data transformation and test management features allow us to work with unstructured data". Broadcom Test Data Manager is most compared with Informatica Test Data Management (TDM), IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management (TDM), Tricentis Tosca, Delphix and Compuware File-AID, whereas Informatica Persistent Data Masking is most compared with Protegrity Data Security, IBM Guardium Data Protection, Delphix, IBM InfoSphere Optim and Imperva SecureSphere Database Security. See our Broadcom Test Data Manager vs. Informatica Persistent Data Masking report.
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