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.

InfoSphere Optim features

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.

Comprehensive test data management capabilities

Scale data across applications, databases, operating systems and hardware platforms to help secure your test environments, accelerate release cycles and reduce costs.

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.

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.

InfoSphere Optim products

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 Virtual Data Pipeline

Get secure, virtual copies of production databases, while consuming no additional storage resources.

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.

IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy for Unstructured Data

Protect unstructured data in testing, development and analytics environments across the enterprise.


Go beyond compliance to gain an advantage

Turn data privacy regulations into a business accelerator.

A strategy to support your continuous delivery agile journey

Get a first look at the new features and functionality of IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Orchestrator, and learn about the benefits your organization can quickly apply to their continuous delivery pipeline.

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.

Our developers always have realistic, up-to-date data to test their code against. This would be impossible without a tool like InfoSphere Optim.

Gijs Logman, Database Administrator, BinckBank

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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