We are excited to announce the General Availability of Test Data Manager 4.9
The Test Data Manager 4.9 delivers a number of marque features, including a new Find & Reserve model that displays columns of related tables as well as linked filters for form fields, integration of RC Extract with TDM on mainframe, scalable masking enhancements and several others listed below. This new version can be downloaded directly from the support site. Once logged in, you will be able to select the latest version from 'Download Management' section.
TDM Portal - Find & Reserve
We have delivered several marquee enhancements including a new model type that allows 'Find & Reserve', without the need to prefetch the data. The form fields built using this model are now linked so they do not show the inapplicable combinations. For example, after selecting a 'Country' the 'City' form only lists entries related to that Country.
Additionally, you can now view columns from related tables when finding & reserving data as well as export this related data as a CSV file.
FDM Scaled Masking – Large Table Support
We have enhanced the scaled masking functionality to support very large tables. The configuration parameters, now allow a large table to be split into blocks for processing by FDM engine. Each block is then processed by a separate CPU thread, allowing for maximum parallelization.
Publish Job Engine Optimization
The publish job engine has been tuned to support peak load requests without timing out. We are now able to handle thousands of publish job requests within a short span of time.
RC Extract- TDM on Mainframe Integration
CA RC/Extract for Db2 for z/OS and CA Test Data Manager allows you to elevate the security of your mainframe Db2 data through intelligent masking capabilities. Mainframe Db2 data must frequently be extracted from one environment to another (such as from production to test). This new capability ensures that the extracted data remains secure through intelligent data masking -- a unique method of creating a structurally similar but inauthentic version of an organization's data. With this new capability, you can specify the columns to be masked either in flight or in place. Additionally, you can define and subset Db2 data as part of the data masking process.
New Masking Functions
We have added new masking functions including Formatlhun and Hashsin on the Mainframe and Formatencrypt1 on the distributed that allow customers to specify custom keys for masking.