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Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, 2009/06/03 - The leading vendor of database subsetting, data masking and data generation software for test data management launches their new Fast Data Masking Tool.
Grid-Tools Ltd have launched a new product into their test data management suite for data masking. Fast Data Masking (FDM) is specifically for Oracle databases and allows you to mask, reduce, compress and reorganize your test data in one operation. Using a powerful array of data masking and data obfuscation functions, seed tables and high performance techniques, the customer will quickly be able to create legally compliant databases for testing, development training and QA. Data can be extracted to flat files for use offsite or it can be masked, reorganized and compressed in situ using a combination of high performance techniques.
Systems analysts can choose from a rich array of standard functions and standard seed tables complemented by their own custom masking functions. Once the rules have been defined, a powerful set of scripts are generated to quickly extract the data or mask the data in situ. The scripts use standard database utilities and techniques to maximize performance.
Data masking of structured data is the process of obfuscating (or masking) specific data from or within a database table or cell to ensure that data security is maintained, sensitive customer or employee information is not leaked outside of an authorized environment and the referential integrity of your original environment is maintained.
Grid-Tools will be offering the solution as part of their Datamaker Suite, which includes solutions for data masking, database subsetting and data generation for most database types. Although Fast Data Masking is only used for Oracle databases, data masking is available for most database types from Grid-Tools Ltd.
For more information contact Grid-Tools at UK: +44 (0) 1865 988542, USA: 1-866-563-3120 or sales[.]grid-tools.com.
About Grid-Tools Limited
Grid-Tools (grid-tools.com) are specialists in data generation, test data management and information lifecycle management. Their experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for large companies in both the private and public sectors for nearly 30 years.
The Grid-Tools Datamaker Suite includes a wide range of tools for test data management including such innovative products as Datamaker, a revolutionary tool that creates and publishes quality synthetic test data with the referential integrity of production environments for non-production. Datamaker offers three methods for managing and generating data in testing and development inclusive of database subsetting, data obfuscation (data masking) and synthetic data generation, all of which are included in the Datamaker Professional Edition.
The Grid-Tools methodology consists of using the “data-centric” approach to testing whereby, their focus is to ensure the quality of the test data you are using is of the right quality for successful testing.