Curiosity and Windocks Present

Development has moved on

Test Data Needs To Catch Up With Containers, Microservices And "The World Of The API".




Development has moved on

Test data “provisioning” is lagging far behind the sophistication of today’s systems. Development has shifted to containerisation and microservices, rapidly ripping out and replacing reusable components. Testers must also rapidly rip-and-replace versioned components in their environments, while retaining complex data relationships between shifting technologies. The deployed data must furthermore be diverse, compliant and compact, fulfilling all positive and negative scenarios in the shortest test runs possible.

Sound like an impossible requirement? While it is, if you rely on making costly physical copies of low-variety production data. “Test data management” instead needs to embrace the world of containers and APIs, along with the pipelines that enable developers to deliver so rapidly. We need a new approach to testing massively complex systems in short sprints.

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Key Takeaways

This webinar will showcase how Test Data Automation combines with containerised data cloning, automatically deploying versioned virtual databases as tests are created and run. Huw Price, Managing Director of Curiosity Software Ireland, and Paul Stanton, co-founder and Vice President of Windocks, will show you how:

  1. Test Data Automation provides complete and compliant data on demand, delivering test-ready data that is masked and enhanced with synthetic data.

  2. Parallel test teams and frameworks leverage fresh containers, without slow data provisioning or complex configuration.

  3. Organisations regain full visibility and control over test data, while enjoying the added affordability of database virtualisation.


About the speakers

Huw Price_Curiosity Software Ireland


Huw Price is a test data management veteran and a serial entrepreneur, now founder of his fifth software start-up. Huw’s 30 years of experience in software delivery has brought collaboration with a wide-range of organisations, large and small. He has crafted strategies and innovative technologies for test data success, on projects ranging from large-scale migrations from mainframe to open systems, to building best-of-breed test automation frameworks for microservices. 

Paul Stanton


Paul Stanton is the Co-Founder of WinDocks, which brought Docker Containers to Windows. Adding value over Microsoft's implementation with broader support of the Windows OS, with SQL Server containers, and with database cloning and data virtualization. Driving product strategy, go-to-market, sales, partnering, and Alliances. Pauls mission is to help you update SQL Server operations in a matter of hours, to achieve your DevOps and business agility goals, in a cost-effective solution that costs you less one month from now than today.


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