Comprehensive software reviews to make better IT decisions
iCEDQ Releases Enhanced Features to Address Today’s Data Migration Challenges
iCEDQ is an automated testing tool of ETL, data warehouse, and data migration with the added capability to monitor production data. iCEDQ recently released a new version of its tool that makes it easier to complete and communicate testing.
Organizations make significant investments in the creation of the assets and environments necessary to execute automated testing. iCEDQ is designed to provide the necessary ETL testing and data migration platform that was often too costly or complicated to prepare and support. It contains many of the core features found in other QA tools (such as reporting and scripting), but it lacks the test case management capabilities commonly found in other comprehensive testing suites, such as Parasoft and Micro Focus, which are needed for end-to-end traceability and continuous delivery.
Torana Inc. (the provider of iCEDQ) is making significant strides to expand the functional capabilities to differentiate itself from its competitors (e.g. QuerySurge, Informatica, QualiDI, Datagaps) and support today’s data migration testing and reporting challenges:
- iReport module – Canned report templates that can be modified.
- BI Report Testing module – Ability to validate individual reports and specific reports in a dashboard and compare reports with a database or files.
- iCEDQ Big Data Edition – Ability to test the migration to Hadoop or other big data environments.
- UX enhancements – Modernize the iCEDQ’s UI to make it more business user-friendly and secure with HTML5.
iCEDQ is just one small piece of the larger QA and application lifecycle management (ALM) picture and its implementation should be made with this picture in mind.
Organizations often omit data migration and transactional processes within their testing suite due to their focus on functional and system performance requirements. iCEDQ helps alleviate this gap by providing the automation and support capabilities needed to verify and validate data migration and warehousing needs. However, the real value of iCEDQ is dependent on its integration with third-party ALM and QA tools for management and broader delivery orchestration, which is currently limited.
Want to Know More?
Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, has been known for its lack of hierarchy and relationship management capability in its Master Data Hub (MDH) offering. Acquiring Unifi Software does not seem to fill this void but could even cannibalize MDH – unless the two products are merged into one.
TIBCO Acquires Orchestra Networks: Potential Centerpiece of a New Super Smart Data Management Platform
Orchestra Networks was earning attention even before TIBCO’s acquisition. Now that it is part of the TIBCO family of software products, it can become the centerpiece of a very powerful data management, governance, integration, and analytics platform.
The EU plans to invest €6 billion to build a single European data space, reports EURACTIV. The envisioned space will house personal, business, and “high-quality industrial data” and create the infrastructure for data sharing and use across businesses and nations.
AWS Lake Formation makes it easier for users to set up and manage data lakes. But organizations will face challenges in determining how to derive value from their data lakes.
Data cataloging has significant value but remains a challenge for many organizations. Unifi’s AI-based data cataloging tool enables discovery and cataloging of data sets and metadata. Dell Boomi’s data integration tool recently acquired Unifi to manage customers’ unknown data better.
DataOps is a complex topic. Industry leaders such as LinkedIn, Airbnb, and Uber have created their own operations platforms. Without open standards currently in place, Cloudera promises to incorporate an open standard in its upcoming product feature.
Talend Now Supports Microsoft Azure for Its Complete Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Suite
Establishing a proper integration strategy and platform is complex. Many vendors offer some level of data integration support either in a cloud or in an on-premises environment. Talend is one of the leading iPaaS vendors announcing complete iPaaS support for the Microsoft Azure cloud.
There are many data integration vendors, but very few have managed to provide a comprehensive suite of features to meet integration needs. Dell Boomi is one of the leading Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) vendors announcing an AI bot framework for complex chatbot integration.
Cambridge Semantics enhanced its Anzo platform to enable data management and analytics over both structured and unstructured data, the firm announced in an August 22 press release.