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“I have taken risks in my life………but I always validate my data before updating my production systems. Stay employed my friends!”
I am hearing an increasing number of customers tell me that they either do not have time to do data validation or reconciliation testing on their nightly updates to production systems, or that they can only test a part of the data.
In the latter case, they have to “guess” which parts of the data have the most business risk and therefore deserve their testing time and resources. It doesn’t have to be this way. Informatica Data Validation can be used in production environments. The really good news is that data validation testing can be run at night from a command line script or in a workflow. The load of data into production systems can be made to be conditional on successfully passing all the tests. Customers can also build in automatic notification of the test results so that they know the status of their production systems.
Informatica supports Agile Data Integration for Agile BI with best practices that encourage good data governance, facilitate business-IT collaboration, promote reuse & flexibility through data virtualization, and enable rapid prototyping and test-driven development. Organizations that want to successfully adopt Agile Data Integration should standardize on the following best practices and leverage Informatica 9.1 to streamline the data integration process, improve data governance, and provide a flexible data virtualization architecture.
1. The business and IT work efficiently and effectively to translate requirements and specifications into data services (more…)