Removing Data Constraint for App Development

Being able to develop software applications quickly and efficiently has become a key factor in an organization’s ability to maintain an edge over the competition. In a recent webinar, Kyle Hailey, technical evangelist with Delphix, provider of a data as a service platform, covered the issue of data constraint in application development and the solution of virtual data.

Hailey noted that the top five data constraints, according to Gene Kim, author of “The Phoenix Project,” are development environment set up, QA (quality assurance) set up, code architecture, development, and product management. Data constraint – which hinders the ability to easily provision parity data from production data sources for use in development environments, QA, UAT (user acceptance testing), and integration testing – can lead to complications in application development such as insufficient resources, bad quality data which leads to bugs, and slow environment builds.

“Most companies are typically unaware of the data constraint. Most companies believe they have the best IT department in the industry and are doing things the best way possible. Even if they do see data as a constraint, they just assume it is the price of doing business,” said Hailey.

Hailey pointed out that the data among development, QA, and UAT teams is 99% identical. Once the Delphix server connects to a source database, the data is typically compressed to one-third of the size within the Delphix server. Delphix’s virtual solution takes a few minutes to copy data, and contains a self-service interface which eliminates the hindrance to application creation.  

To watch an on-demand replay of this webinar, go here.

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