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Senior Informatica Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The product provides four main features: Data discovery to profile data and mask sensitive data. Data subsetting to take a subset of production data from all schema tables while preserving referential integrity. Data masking to create masking... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I did the implementation for many clients. It is mostly used to mask production data and get values that are realistic but not real. With this, they create development and testing environments with data that looks like it’s real. Developers... more»

What needs improvement?

Data discovery and the built in policy packs are very simple; they need stronger ones.
Real User
BI/Dwh/Etl Expert (Informatica Power Center/Tdm) at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What do you think of Informatica Test Data Management?

Valuable Features: The ability to mask the same data consistently and in a repeatable way across heterogeneous data sources (e.g., Oracle, XML). This is done without the need to store original and masked value pairs anywhere physically. • Improvements to My Organization: Provided more realistic and consistent test data dumps to external developers Decreased the DWH ETL development and testing cycles Allowed more thorough testing to be performed on each layer (ODS, DWH, and DM) • Use of Solution: I have used this solution for five years. • Stability Issues: Both TDM and the underlying ETL tool are quite stable. There is a resilience period that you can configure in order to avoid downtime, at least during shorter repository database outages. • Scalability Issues: ...
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Technology Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 20 2017

What do you think of Informatica Test Data Management?

Valuable Features The data masking feature has been the most frequently used one. Masking of sensitive production data was my main job. • Improvements to My Organization This product saves time by enabling pretty quick development of data masking/sub-setting the Informatica code. • Room for Improvement Help file: More detailed steps must be added with illustrative screen images Administrator support documentation • Use of Solution I have used this product for about two years. I have used it to create data masking solutions for various projects for my clients during the years 2013 and 2014. • Stability Issues We did encounter stability issues. The service component on the Informatica PowerCenter server had unexpected outages, multiple times, at irregular intervals. ...
Real User
Sr ETL Developer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Data Masking and creating subsets of data.

How has it helped my organization?

One of our banking clients didn’t want to give live business data to developers, as it had sensitive information. We had to mask the data using Informatica TDM and leverage its built-in algorithm of seed values. We also had to create a subset... more»

What needs improvement?

They have to create more transformations that can be utilized in the tool. TDM has limited capability in this regard.
Real User
Informatica solution architect and Oracle Database Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* It has good integration with other platform products * Imports data domains and profiles created with other tools of the suite, such as analysts and developers

How has it helped my organization?

It forced the organization to a more extensive and deeper profiling of data. We got a better understanding of our data, which also helped the startup of MDM projects.

What needs improvement?

The interface design needs improvement. Sometimes it’s a bit cumbersome. It could be more uniform with other tools such as analyst, including organization and functionality.
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What is Informatica Test Data Management?

Informatica TDM empowers testing teams to generate test data sets for both simple and complex test case scenarios; spot and address data privacy risks with a complete library of prepackaged data masking algorithms; and define and reuse test data subset and masking policies across multiple applications and locations without the need to recode.

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