IBM InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center for Test Data Management V1.1 enables centralization of self-service test data management delivery

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-362
October 18, 2011


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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
Publications Publications


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At a glance
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The Optim™ Self Service Center for Test Data Management Solution will help:

  • Shorten application timelines by empowering end users to refresh test data
  • Increase application quality by streamlining the test data provisioning process
  • Decrease staff expense by delegating test data provisioning
  • Increase application quality by enabling the application to refresh test data based on specific use cases
  • Provide valuable insight into processes with the ability to create reports to determine real-time status and process efficiency
  • Govern and structure the test data management process by configuring the workflow to align with repeatable, high-integrity test environment requirements
  • Enable better collaboration between database administrators, testers, and developers by tying into the software development life cycle

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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Overview
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InfoSphere® Optim Self Service Center for Test Data Management is a new product that enhances and extends the Optim Test Data Management Solution by enabling:

  • On-demand refresh of test data, promoting agile development of applications
  • An easy-to-use, web-based portal, allowing development and test organizations to create data requests and refresh test databases without extensive Optim knowledge
  • Configurable automated test data management workflow to align with repeatable, high integrity test data requirements
  • Improved collaboration between database administrators, testers, and developers, by providing them with the ability to search existing artifacts and status
  • Role-based access through configurable security settings
  • Reusable test data artifacts created and published for the user community with a catalog of test data requests and searchable data knowledge base
  • Real-time reports on test data, helping you make more confident decisions on quality of test data, delivering higher overall quality of applications

For more information on the IBM InfoSphere Optim family of products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/data-management/optim/


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Key prerequisites
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  • Operating system:
    • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 (32-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 2003 (32-bit)
  • Database: Refer to the system requirements for supported databases at
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27022326
  • Web server: Microsoft IIS
  • Web browser:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 3, or later


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Planned availability date
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October 18, 2011



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Description
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InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution can help reduce the preparation time, expense, and manual effort required to create and mask application data for the development, test, or training environments. You can create manageable real-world data scenarios to help improve the quality, reduce the time and cost, help protect the privacy of sensitive data, and address the risks of development, testing, and training.

For more information on the IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution visit

ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/en/ims14064usen/IMS14064USEN.PDF

InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center for Test Data Management Solution V1.1 extends the capabilities of the Optim Test Data Management solutions by improving the defined governance, service, delivery, and execution model for test data management. The Self Service Center for Test Data Management Solution enables organizations to deploy Optim Test Data Management products for self service and test data management process orchestration through a configurable web-based interface.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Program number
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Program          Program
number   VRM     name

5725-E63 1.1     InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center
                   for Test Data Management


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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All product publications are provided in softcopy format on the product DVD. In addition, a hardcopy Quick Start Guide is shipped with the product.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For information on hardware requirements, refer to the website listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

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http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27022326

The programs' specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

The media pack for this product includes:

  • Product code and documentation on DVD
  • A Quick Start Guide in hardcopy format

Security, auditability, and control

The InfoSphere Optim family of products uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

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These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

 
Product group: Optim
 
Product Identifier Description (PID)
 
5725-E63: InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center for Test Data Management
 
Product category: Optim
Charge metric
 
PID
number    Charge metric    Program name

5725-E63  Authorized       InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center
            User             for Test Data Management
 

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

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Passport Advantage

Part
number   Program name/Description

BB18LEN  InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center for Test Data Management
           V1.1 Windows English Media Pack
 
D0L8WLL  InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center for Test Data Management
           AU Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
 
E0CSKLL  InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center for Test Data Management
           AU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0L8XLL  InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center for Test Data Management
           AU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 


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License Information form number
 
Form           Product
number         number    Product name

L-CSBR-8JRSNG  5725-E63  InfoSphere Optim Self Service Center
                           for Test Data Management
 
 

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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Reference: YE001

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Trademarks

Optim is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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