The key challenges comprise four elements:
Take test data. A copy of the live database is unwieldy, slowing testing, and making validation almost impossible. The ideal test database contains a representative cross-section of the data which maintains referential integrity. If this can be achieved, many more test environments can be stored concurrently to better support multiple teams and scenarios. Find out how in our best practice guide.
This guide explores the key principals and techniques as they relate to the creation, maintenance, validation, use, and re-use of test data environments on the IBM i, IBM iSeries & IBM AS/400 and offers practical solutions for success.