By deploying a TDM solution, SLK software reduced test data provisioning time from 4 days to just 6 hours.
A prominent insurance company, specializing in property and casualty coverage, serves a diverse range of clients including both retail and commercial sectors.
Owing to outdated legacy test data management (TDM) procedures and a lack of consistent optimization, the provisioning of data previously required four to five days, posing a significant risk of non-compliance.
By introducing a comprehensive end-to-end TDM process and framework, SLK contributed to a reduction of nearly 80% in test data provisioning time.
The magnitude and intricacy of enterprise technology systems are rapidly increasing. Modern developers rely on substantial amounts of test data to ensure swift and flawless application releases. Without this, enterprises face the possibility of launching faulty software that could disrupt crucial operations and trigger a chain of failures within a business unit. The Insurance firm was encountering the following challenges:
We initiated a four-stage delivery approach. First, we assessed the client’s usage scenarios and application landscape for understanding of their data-related challenges. Then, we constructed POC using the chosen tools, and set up the necessary infrastructure, databases, and networks to effectively implement the TDM solution across application clusters. The subsequent phase involved abstracting and virtualizing the data sources to reduce their storage demands. Concurrently, we refined legacy PII parameters and introduced a masked version of their virtualized central dataset into the pre-production environment.
In order to empower the development and IQE teams to independently manage data refresh cycles within their production environments, we established a self-service portal along with an expedited protocol for adjusting data refresh frequency and conducting clean-up activities. We then demonstrated and deployed the TDM applications across multiple clusters in a systematic manner, commencing the synthetic test data generation process.
Reduction in test
data provisioning time
Storage footprint reduction
Time taken to
reset test data sets
A centralized TDM system helped them reduce data ingestion time to 90 minutes, data profiling to five minutes, data masking to four hours, and data provisioning across channels to 10 minutes. From start to finish, a total data refresh can be executed by the firm in only 6 hours, as opposed to 4-5 days. Overall, the time for test data provisioning was reduced by almost 80%.
The implementation of a centralized TDM system and automated data provisioning led to accelerated and precise testing, resulting in an increase in software release cycles. Simultaneously, the widespread application of PII obfuscation ensured the consistent adherence to data security standards, instilling confidence in the insurance firm’s capacity to avoid costly data breaches.
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