The fact that you need a test data management tool is probably the reason you are on this comparison page. Every software vendor has it’s pros and cons and it is important to evaluate them. Only then you can make a well-informed decision. That is why we created this comparison page.
DATPROF focuses on solutions for testers and developers. We build our products to give these people the right, secure test data whenever they need it, so they can innovate faster and ship their products with more quality. Delphix has a similar mission. But what are the differences and how do you choose the right TDM tool?
Top reasons why companies use DATPROF vs Delphix
DATPROF has only one purpose: simplified test data. To achieve this with our tool you only need to do two things: 1) Create subsets to save time and money and 2) Mask (or generate synthetic) test data to be compliant. The order of these two steps is up to the customer. With the DATPROF Runtime portal your test teams can login and self refresh their own test data. That’s it!
Delphix offers another “solution”: data virtualization. We believe this solution currently does not really simplify test data. A lot of time is still lost finding and preparing test data and refreshing the data in VDBs. Beside, the teams that start working on the VDB will query the server. The amount and severity of these processes (depending on the amount of QA (teams)) will generate particularly high network traffic, with all possible costs.
With data virtualization you may have decreased you storage costs, but you are still using copies of production. With DATPROF you can actually use less data which not only decreases the storage costs, but also improve the speed and quality of your development teams. You can also automate more tests with fit for purpose test data.
In short, we believe that subsetting and masking your test data is the easiest, fastest and cheapest solution for simplifying test data.
Ease of use
Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) is the next step after agile to speed up your IT development process. Part of this process is testing, and for this you need the right test data at the right time. That’s why many organizations use a test data management tool. But you won’t achieve a CI/CD pipeline with unhandy and complicated tools, right?
In 2017, Bloor already stated that the “ease of use and user experience are exceptional, and a cut above competing products in the space”. Now, 2 years later, DATPROF still ranks number 1 in the field of user-friendliness (Bloor 2019).
Integration and database support
DATPROF integrates with commonly used tools like Parasoft, Salesforce, Jenkins and Tosca. With respect to database support, one of the many advantages of DATPROF compared to Delphix is dat DATPROF supports DB2 Mainframe. We support the main databases like PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 iSeries, DB2 LUW. Many other database technologies can be supported as well.
To ensure ease of use and cost containment, you’ll need scalable Test Data Management. With the use of DATPROF Runtime, a central management tool, you have a unified view into all DATPROF applications. This results in a simple and consistent management process, regardless the size of your environment(s).
Delphix uses only one application. That means that when your environment grows, you’ll need more instances. Each instance is managed seperately and independently. So growing environments ensures a growing management burden, more complexity, cost and failure risk.
Cost & ROI
DATPROF typically sells licenses which result in significant savings because you only pay for the software once and then just maintenance thereafter. Delphix, in contrast, licenses their solutions on a per TB annual subscription basis. That means that you’re required to pay every single year. This makes it hard for the tool to pay for itself quickly.
“7 tips for choosing the right TDM tool”
The fact that you are looking for a TDM solution is great in itself. High quality test data management can help you save a lot of time and money. However, it can be difficult to choose the right tool.
Here is a comparison paper with 7 tips for choosing the right test data tool to help you make the right decision.
What Our customers say
|DATPROF||Database suppliers||Test automators|
|Focus on test data management (TDM)||100% core business||by-product||by-product|
|Expected implementation effort||average||very high||high|
|Knowledge in the market||widely available||available||unknown|
|License costs||TDM only||extra module||extra module|
|TDM Roadmap||innovative||reactive||no focus|
|In database solution||yes||yes||no|
|Supported technologies||Oracle, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL, DB2 and EDB||good at own technology||processing platform|
|Does data leave source (data breach)||no||no||yes|
|GDPR audit reports||yes||no||no|
|Automation refresh test data||yes||no||unknown|
|Chain consistency of multiple technologies||yes||no||processing platform|
“DATPROF products are exemplars of user experience, ease of use and intuitive design: they are the easiest to use products we have seen in the Test Data Market”
Bloor Research, Test Data Management, 23rd January 2018
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