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 features that are the most used by the customers and partners are, at the moment, for GDPR, so obviously data encryption and data reduction. Our customers also like the partitioning option."
"The most valuable feature is the data encryption option for columns and tables."
"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."
"It is really constrained as an environment because you cannot change something that would be useful. It is a very good product because it is very similar to what you have on-premises. Yes, it is constrained, but it is expected because it is a platform as a service so it has to be constrained."
"Having a single command to encrypt a table would be an improvement."
"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."
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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.
Oracle Advanced Security provides data encryption and strong authentication services to the Oracle database, safeguarding sensitive data against unauthorized access from the network and the operating system. It also protects against theft, loss, and improper decommissioning of storage media and database backups.
Broadcom Test Data Manager is ranked 3rd in Data Masking with 2 reviews while Oracle Advanced Security is ranked 6th in Data Masking with 2 reviews. Broadcom Test Data Manager is rated 7.6, while Oracle Advanced Security 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 Oracle Advanced Security writes "Has good data encryption and data reduction but the solution is constrained ". 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 Oracle Advanced Security is most compared with IBM Guardium Data Protection, Microsoft BitLocker and Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Enterprise. See our Broadcom Test Data Manager vs. Oracle Advanced Security report.
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