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Find out what your peers are saying about CA Test Data Manager vs. IBM Optim Test Data Management (TDM) and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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The data generation is one of the most valuable features because we are able to write a lot of rules. We have some specific rules here in Turkey, for example, Turkish ID IBAN codes for banks.
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.
I like the integration a lot. We use the test matching feature and the ability to make and find data.
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.
Data privatization (GDPR enable), synthetic test data generation, and test data provisioning are its main interesting features.
It removes manual intervention. A lot of the time that we've spent previously was always manually, as an individual running SQL scripts against databases, or manually going through a UI to create data. These solutions allow us to incorporate automation and self-service to eliminate all of our manual efforts.
Data masking features are the most valuable, as non-production environments are used by diverse parties and data privacy has to be guaranteed.
There are different modules for masking. There is a portal and there is a standalone application as well. The standalone application is more old-fashioned. When you write rules on this old-fashioned interface, because it has more complex functions available for use, you can't migrate them to the portal.
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.
When we publish a lot data into the target, sometimes it is not able to handle it.
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 which requires a data expert. This tool definitely requires a senior person to work on this issue, as it might be a challenge for a tester.
Needs improvement on SAP test data generation for SAP testing.
All financial institutions are based on mainframes, so they're never going to go away. There are ppportunities to increase functionality and efficiencies within the mainframe solution, within this TDM product.
I would like to be able to combine different masking functions on the same column map, making more complex masking without the need of writing an Lua procedure.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Part of the licensing is dependent on whether you want to use the portal. It's based on floating users. The other part is dependent on what type of system you are using. We are using mainframe, so we paid good money for a mainframe license.
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.
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 particular company. Make sure of what your requirements for your data are.
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Also Known As
|DataMaker, DataFinder, Fast Data Masker, CA TDM||IBM Optim Test Data Management, Optim Test Data Management, IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management|
|CA (A Broadcom Company)||IBM|
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.
IBM Optim solutions manage data from requirements to retirement. They boost performance, empower collaboration, and improve governance across applications, databases and platforms. By managing data properly over its lifetime, organisations are better equipped to support business goals with less risk.
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