Development has Moved on

Test data needs to catch up with containers, microservices and "the world of the API"


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Why You Should Register

This webinar took place online, on the 2nd of February, 2021 at 5pm GMT / 9am PST. Now available to stream on demand!

Test data “provisioning” is lagging far behind the sophistication of today’s systems. Development has shifted to containerisation and microservices, rapidly ripping out and replacing reusable components. Testers must also rapidly rip-and-replace versioned components in their environments, while retaining complex data relationships between shifting technologies. The deployed data must furthermore be diverse, compliant and compact, fulfilling all positive and negative scenarios in the shortest test runs possible.

Sound like an impossible requirement? While it is, if you rely on making costly physical copies of low-variety production data. “Test data management” instead needs to embrace the world of containers and APIs, along with the pipelines that enable developers to deliver so rapidly. We need a new approach to testing massively complex systems in short sprints.

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Key Takeaways

This webinar will showcase how Test Data Automation combines with containerised data cloning, automatically deploying versioned virtual databases as tests are created and run. Huw Price, Managing Director of Curiosity Software Ireland, and Paul Stanton, co-founder and Vice President of Windocks, will show you how:

  • Test Data Automation provides complete and compliant data on demand, delivering test-ready data that is masked and enhanced with synthetic data.
  • Parallel test teams and frameworks leverage fresh containers, without slow data provisioning or complex configuration.
  • Organisations regain full visibility and control over test data, while enjoying the added affordability of database virtualisation.

About the Speakers

Huw Price, Managing Director at Curiosity Software. Test data automation, Software testing webinar available on demand.

Huw Price is a test data management veteran and a serial entrepreneur, now founder of his fifth software start-up. Huw’s 30 years of experience in software delivery has brought collaboration with a wide-range of organisations, large and small. He has crafted strategies and innovative technologies for test data success, on projects ranging from large-scale migrations from mainframe to open systems, to building best-of-breed test automation frameworks for microservices. 

Paul Stanton - Develpoment has moved on: Test data needs to catch up with containers, microservices and the world of the API - webinar

Paul Stanton, Founder and Vice President, Product Management. Paul joined Microsoft in 1990, and led strategies to bring Internet technologies and standards to Windows, including routing protocols, and multi-user Windows, and left Microsoft as the Director of Enterprise marketing in 1999. More recently, Paul has focused on Platform as a Service and containerization, and led Windocks as the first and only independent port of Docker’s container project to Windows. Paul subsequently led Windocks to another industry-first, combining SQL Server containers with database cloning, with support for any enterprise storage array. Paul is a recognized expert, author, and speaker on enterprise use of stateful containers with database cloning, and Devops.