In the fast-paced world of software development, staying ahead requires innovation across all aspects of the process. Accelario, a leader in Test Data Management (TDM), is also focused on staying ahead of the curve by updating its TDM platform. We focused on enhancing our features to facilitate a seamless transition to a shift-left testing approach for DevOps teams, offering tighter integration with Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS) and ensuring compliance with data privacy regulations.
Why Shift-Left Testing Matters
Shift-left testing is a crucial practice in software development as it emphasizes early and continuous testing throughout the development lifecycle. By moving testing processes closer to the beginning of the development timeline, teams can detect and address defects sooner, reducing the cost of fixing issues and ensuring a more robust and reliable final product. This proactive approach not only accelerates the development cycle but also enhances overall software quality, fostering a culture of collaboration between developers and testers from the project’s inception.
Shift-Left Testing Made Seamless
Tighter Integration with Amazon RDS
The Accelario TDM platform now seamlessly integrates with Amazon RDS, providing support for both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) test databases. DevOps teams can leverage the power of Amazon RDS in the cloud, automating time-consuming administration tasks associated with test data management. This integration allows for the creation of virtual copies of AWS RDS databases on regular EC2 servers, delivering a tailored experience for a fully AWS cloud-native solution.
Improved Data Masking Tools
Data privacy compliance is a critical concern for DevOps teams. Accelario addresses this by introducing enhanced data masking tools, including masked calculated fields, preview options, and read-only masking mechanisms. These tools ensure that testing data remains private and complies with data privacy regulations, mitigating risks associated with sensitive information.
Rapid Data Environment Setup
Setting up test environments on AWS RDS databases is now simpler and faster with Accelario. Users can effortlessly clone their databases, allowing for the management of multiple test environments. This enhanced platform enables developers to set up new test data environments rapidly, facilitating quicker development and testing cycles. The flexibility to scale resources up or down based on project requirements adds another layer of efficiency.
More Intuitive User Interface
The Accelario TDM platform boasts a user-friendly interface that doesn’t require specialized skills. With no need for expertise in OS or filesystem management, a broader range of development team members can navigate and utilize the solution effectively. This accessibility ensures that testing becomes an integral part of the software development cycle for everyone on the team.
Cost-Effective Scalability and Flexibility
Agile development teams can optimize their costs by taking advantage of AWS’s cost-effective storage solutions. Our TDM platform allows for easy scaling of resources based on specific project needs, thanks to the flexible nature of AWS cloud services. This ensures that resources are utilized efficiently, reducing overall expenses related to data storage and management.
Get Started Today
The new and improved version of the Accelario TDM platform is now available. To experience the power of these features firsthand, request a demo today.