How Testers Travel TIME for Test Data Management Solutions

SANTA CLARA, CA. Monday, June 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT


Test Data Management solution is a popular solution to manage your test data. A common task is to create test data based on your production data regularly, and in many cases, the test data needs to be "cleaned" or "masked" for security reasons so that sensitive information, such as social security numbers, name, address, etc. are transformed with different data and the original data is not visible to testers or anyone who has access to the test systems. Test data management solution could automate such test data generation processing, and even maintenance the masking rules across multiple data sources so that the same data field in different data sources would be translated the same.

In addition, Test Data Management solutions also typically support the concept of the virtual data base, with compression and delta technology. As a result, only a fraction of storage is required to hold a virtual database and support self-serve capability, where testers can start their own copy of a virtual database without needing to wait for the infrastructure team to create, restart, or shutdown the database.


Many Test Data Management solutions also support the concept of versioning, snapshots, or bookmarks. Virtual databases can save multiples of the copy of data based on a snapshot of a particular date/time with a fraction of the storage requirement, the only difference between the previous versions of data need to be stored. For example, testers can save an end of January, end of February, and end of March snapshots and be able to restore any of those snapshots with speed and storage savings in a self-serve faction to test different test cases. This ability to time travel DATA speedily and that’s self-serve is very powerful and productive for testers.

This is half of the story. Testers also need to be able to time travel TIME. For example, the data could be of end of March for quarter-end process testing. However, if today is in April; then the quarterly testing would not occur as it is not yet quarter-end. With Time Machine’s software virtual clock, tests can instantly set a virtual clock to the end of March to test quarter-end processing with quarter-end data. This capability is self-serve, testers do not need to wait for applications/databases/system administrators to restart or shutdown databases and applications, or change the system clock. As another example, testers could also set another virtual clock to two years from now after quarter-end testing to test policy expiration logic with ease.

With Time Machine and Test Data Management solution; testers and developers are enabled to time travel both TIME and DATA; self-service with ease. Axis Technologies is our Time Machine reseller with strong expertise in Test Data Management and data masking with service and consulting capability. Above is a sales sheet to see what solutions Axis covers for your complete Agile and software development life cycle and implementation.                                  


About Time Machine

Time Machine saves ten-fold or more on resources and costs associated with temporal testing of applications. It enables you to finish your large scale software projects on time and under budget. Some other usage scenarios of Time Machine include Cloud migration, time zone adjustment, data aging, Big Data analysis and online training. Time Machine is the original date and time simulation software for Unix and Windows since 1997 and it is Cloud ready. Thousands of customers worldwide utilize Time Machine successfully across all industries on a daily basis; including 47 of the Fortune 100 companies.

About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft is the leader in virtual clock, time shift testing software solutions for the ever changing digital world. Our flagship and market proven product, Time Machine, opened up brand new possibilities in the application testing landscape upon its release in 1997. Today, thousands of applications have been tested with Time Machine, and IT professionals recognize that using a virtual clock is the ideal and safest way to conduct date and time testing. As pioneer in our field, we've created the Time Machine Product Suite, a collection of cutting-edge testing software that augment Time Machine to further streamline enterprise cloud initiatives and IT simplification. The product suite offers a complete solution for end-to-end application testing, cloud migration, test automation, Agile/DevOPs, Continuous Operation, and Test Data Management. We proudly provide our 2000+ domestic and international customers, including 47 of Fortune 100 companies, our advanced solutions to optimize their testing and help deliver projects on-time. Solution-Soft's customers are across all market sectors including 3M, AMEX, Australia Tax Office, BBC, Boeing, British Gas, Covered California, Discover, Fed Ex, Federal Reserve Bank, French Telecom, National Australia Bank, and Zurich Insurance. We bolster our market presence through robust partnerships with companies including Accenture, Capgemini, Citrix, Delphix, DXC, FICO, HPE, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat and SAP.

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