Test data management can be a major challenge. The process of procuring, owning and securing test data is a requirement and a liability at the same time.
- Up to 60% of application development and testing time is devoted to data-related tasks.
- In general, up to 20% of the average software development lifecycle is lost waiting for data. Many project overruns are due to inefficiencies in test data provisioning (Sogeti).
Running a production system, running a partial subset of a production databases and data synthesis are all possible TDM solutions, but each come with their own risks and obstacles. Testers shouldn’t have to wait for test data or face the burden of test data with embedded security and privacy issues. Your software team deserves a reliable, repeatable process for securely procuring an adequate amount of data.