Frequently asked questions

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The software supports Red Hat 7 x86, Ubuntu14 x86, Red Hat 7 Power LE, AIX 7 and Windows 7.

The solution supports Oracle Database 11g, (driver), IBM Db2 v10.5.0.8, Db2 on z/os, 1.4.2 (driver), SQLite 3.9.2, 3.15.0.SNAPSHOT (driver), PostgreSQL 9.4.11, 1.5.0_22-b03 (driver) and MsSQL Serv 2014, 1.8.0_60-b27 (driver).

The initial offering is an on-premise solution. Future versions will be provided as an offering within IBM Cloud.

It can leverage and transform existing information sources to create synthetic data. Or it can generate the data using a combination of rules based on constraints, analytics, knowledge base, declared relationships or coded functionality.

Yes. It captures and stores, for reuse, the underlying metadata for data sources and targets.

Yes. The knowledge-base design supports this requirement. It can also read underlying DBMS schema content and data, and use this as input into the data fabrication process. The solution can infer referential integrity rules from existing data sources, as it performs data generation services.

Yes, it can specify data relationships not found in data structures.

Yes. It provides a full toolset for new target or source development, and can read/insert data into any JDBC-compliant data source. It also enables output to flat files and custom-based source/target formats. XML and JSON specific output formats are in the current product roadmap.

Yes, it provides a mechanism to immediately view generated data. IBM provides statistics on the fabricated data process.

It can integrate with CI/CD tools, APIs and unique data formats (e.g., message-based) using a JAVA-based SDK. It is equipped with a broad set of services, exposed thru a REST API mechanism, to facilitate this process.

It is an independent solution. It can be used with Optim-generated data stores (i.e., gold copy) that serve as source information. In this case, Test Data Fabrication can be used to augment and extend Optim DBMS-produced output for provisioning test data.