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It is the goal of Test Data
Management (TDM) to systematize the generation — and improve the quality,
safety, and utility — of test data.
TDM has become an IT imperative.
Table views, index orders, key relationships, and file and report contents, must
reflect reality to be useful in testing.
Generating realistic values and formats with safe data in ideal ranges -- and
populating large targets -- can take a long time with other tools or programs.
To gain a competitive edge, look for a TDM solution which will help you can
generate multiple test data targets for test database loads, flat-file
structures, and custom report formats from scratch -- all without access to real
Many firms are leveraging TDM to anonymize, subset, or otherwise mask real data
for production or on-demand or virtualized testing scenarios.
Having a viable, well-reviewed TDM strategy is the best way to assure that the
most realistic test data will be on hand.
Outlook Series' Michael Lippis interviews
David Friedland to gain Innovative
Routines International's perspective on Test Data Management.
David is the VP of Business
Development at IRI.