In this modern application economy, organizations rely on software to deliver value to their customers. Organizations need to be able to continuously deliver applications that align with changing business critical needs, while reducing costs and time. The challenge however is that the systemic issues that arise earlier on, from the requirements gathering stage onwards, remain and cause costly bottlenecks and project delays that make the successful implementation of Continuous Delivery impossible.
This paper explores the importance of Test Data Management, or having the right data delivered to the right place, at the right time, for testing purposes and how it is critical to attaining Continuous Delivery. This creates efficiencies in test data creation and provisioning, while also mitigating the risk of delays, rework and spiraling costs that make Continuous Delivery impossible. The end result is the continual delivery of valuable software that delivers on critical business needs, on time, and for less.