Softbase Upgrades Test-Data Management Tool
Data Generation Facility Version 4.1 supports VSAM and QSAM, as well as DB2 on distributed platforms such as Unix and Windows.Softbase Systems Inc. is putting out a version of its test-data management tool that supports VSAM and QSAM, as well as DB2 on distributed platforms such as Unix and Windows, the company plans to announce at the International DB2 User Groups annual North America conference on Monday. Data Generation Facility 4.1 is a tool that allows users to generate, subset and extract test data. The update offers an updated interface and guaranteed privacy compliance with regulations such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), said company officials in Ashville, N.C. Privacy compliance is ensured by mandatory masking, wherein sensitive data such as Social Security numbers or addresses are scrambled. This allows developers to work with live copies of production data for testing purposes without broadcasting customers private data, officials said.
Jeff Boggess, database administrator of North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance, uses DGF as a data-population tool, grabbing data off one IBM DB2 database and loading it onto another for testing of insurance applications such as policy processing and billing software.