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3 Reasons Why Test Data Management Is More Important Than You Think!

A few days back one of my colleagues, who happens to work in the QA division of a big financial organization, narrated an incident which his manager was extremely bothered with. “You take all necessary measures to do a proper functional system testing. You do everything to identify and retest all the defects. At the […]

3 Modern Data Trends: Key Takeaways from Data Driven 2019 General Sessions

Data Driven 2019 was all about the increasingly innovative ways we are using data and showcasing companies that are leading the way. Whether you work in the entertainment industry, air travel, or sports, there are probably better ways to incorporate data into your business strategy then what you are currently doing. Below is a quote […]

What is Digital Transformation?

Over the course of the end of the 20th century and into the start of the 21st century, one cannot deny that the world has been  completely reshaped and transformed. One of the key ways to stay successful as a business is to constantly stay up to date with customer needs.  with the digitalization of […]

3 Major Trends Driving Effective Test Data Management Strategies

Test Data Management (TDM) has become a very important part of software testing process. TDM is evolving and undergoing constant refinement with rapid changes in technology landscape and software development process. A lot of organizations work with fast changing business goals to reach out to end customers. This requires that the test data is available […]

5 Test Data Management Challenges for Modern Enterprises

In today’s world, a lot of organizations face IT challenges that are more complex than ever before. Businesses need to be ahead of the competition and for that they need to quickly iterate and release their applications for their consumers. For businesses seeking optimum functionality and better time-to-market, test data management (TDM) is a crucial component of […]

5 Reasons to Upgrade to S4 HANA from ECC

SAP is an application that powers many of today’s leading businesses and is the very definition of a business critical system.  Because of this, users are very careful when it comes to making changes to production SAP environments as outages can be impactful.  Over time, SAP has evolved from the original ERP R3 to ECC […]

3 Reasons Why Test Data Management Is More Important Than You Think

A few days back one of my colleagues, who happens to work in the QA division of a big financial organization, narrated an incident which his manager was extremely bothered with. “You take all necessary measures to do a proper functional system testing. You do everything to identify and retest all the defects. At the […]

Accelerating Application Modernization – IDC Guest Blog

Guest Article by Phil Goodwin of IDC IDC estimates that as many applications will be deployed in the next five years as have been deployed in the previous four decades. In many cases, these new apps modernize existing apps, but may also be brand-new apps, both in support of digital transformation (DX) initiatives. We estimate that 55% […]

The Fix for Delphix: Actifio vs Delphix for Test Data Management – How they Compare

There is no doubt that DevOps is a top of mind subject for application developers.  However, one challenge with DevOps is test data management (TDM). Agile development requires agile data presentation, and traditional approaches to TDM cannot deliver the required responsiveness. In this blog, I will compare and contrast two solutions for automated TDM – […]

5 Ways DBAs Enable Application Development to Grow Topline Revenue

5 ways DBAs Enable application development to grow topline revenue

Not so long ago, there used to be a time when the roles of DBAs and application developers (using the databases) were fairly distinct. DBAs, true to their name, were really database administrators. They were primarily tasked with creating objects (views, tablespaces, indexes), backed up and recovered data, and managed the use of disk resources […]

5 Reasons Why You Need Data Masking for Oracle Test Data Management

why you need data masking for Oracle test data management

In the world of Oracle DevOps, agility is key and yet it must be balanced with information security.  Unfortunately, the headlines are filled with stories of companies who have not gotten the balance correct resulting large scale data breaches that cost companies millions of dollars financially and countless more in reputation.  As you think about […]

Revolutionary Oracle Data Capture: The Pros and Cons of Oracle Backup Methods

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Actifio’s Mike Salins is back for another in-depth data focused review covering revolutionary Oracle data capture. Today we’re going to be talking about Oracle RMAN, backups, different methodologies for backups, some of the pros and cons of each and we’re going to dive into how Actifio has implemented Oracle backups and recovery.  There are really […]