With Agile and DevOps gaining momentum over traditional Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methods, testing can no longer wait to take the center stage. Various testing activities needs to be initiated right at the start and is to be done continuously for faster sprints. Test Data Management (TDM) - one of the critical task of testing - has also evolved over a period of time. Gone are the days when test data was made available mostly by DBA’s or manually created by business users in an ad hoc manner. It was neither adequate nor optimum to provide 100% coverage to all test scenarios. Manual masking of sensitive data always had the risk of compliance breach. There were no standard mechanism and different teams would provision same data differently and redundantly. In addition, test environment refresh would be very few and could make the environments stale. All this would adversely impact the quality of testing and overall product / application.
In today’s business context, testing teams strive to have control over provisioning of test data. They want to have the test data available on demand automatically giving full coverage to all there scenarios. These enterprise wide TDM systems backed by industry standard tools have reduced the test cycle times improving quality of testing drastically.
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