What is IBM InfoSphere Optim?

IBM InfoSphere® Optim™ solutions manage data from requirements to retirement. They boost performance, empower collaboration and improve governance across applications, databases and platforms. By managing data properly over its lifetime, organizations are better equipped to support business goals with less risk.

IBM InfoSphere Optim features

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Application retirement and consolidation

Archive data from decommissioned applications and historical transaction records, while providing ongoing access to the data for query and reporting that is compliant with retention regulations.

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Comprehensive test data management capabilities

Scale data across applications, databases, operating systems and hardware platforms. Thus, securing your test environments, accelerating release cycles and reducing costs.

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Maximize the business value of big data environments

Obtain proven data lifecycle management capabilities, maximizing the business value of data warehouse and big data environments through managing data growth and lowering TCO.

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Single scalable archiving solution for the enterprise

Lack of data archiving can impair the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Solve data growth problems at the source, improve efficiency and minimize the risks associated with managing structured data throughout its lifetime.

What’s new

Manage data across its lifecycle, the IBM Optim way

Delve deeply into the IBM InfoSphere Optim portfolio to learn about the latest in test-data management.

IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Orchestrator

Use a data-coverage matrix that can help you test everything that matters, with the smallest amount of test data possible. Explore IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Orchestrator.


IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management

Extract data across systems and databases into test environments for rapid software testing, while maintaining test integrity.

IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy

Protect non-production confidential data, using a variety of masking techniques across databases, applications and systems.

IBM InfoSphere Optim Archive

Decommission and archive applications and their data to reduce storage costs and risks, while keeping the necessary data.

IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Fabrication

Accelerate software development lifecycles, using rule-based synthetic data creation to meet testing needs, while reducing risk.

IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Orchestrator

Use easy-to-define rules to calculate and extract the test data values needed to match the exact requirements of test cases.


Orchestrate your test data management process with test coverage

Learn how you can drive down cost and risk, even while accelerating the pace of delivery with test data.

Set up an enterprise data masking and test data management foundation

Hear experts from IBM and xTensegrity, Inc., as they talk about data masking and test data management in this on-demand webinar.

Fabricate quality and secure synthetic data for tests, development and training

Learn from IBM and Estuate, Inc., how to provision the right test data for application development and testing.

Success in your industry


In collaboration with IBM, Rabobank built a test-data factory to automate extracting production data and delivering it to test systems, using pseudonymization to maintain data privacy. 


By reducing the production database footprint through archiving historical data, Molina Healthcare, Inc., has unlocked significant cost savings, achieving a positive return on investment within one year.


By reducing the size of the data set by 90 percent, BinckBank is able to provision all its test environments with new data within a single day, and make significant savings on servers and storage.

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