Rapid deployment of mainframe applications requires sophisticated data creation and testing facilities for data held in z/OS files, DB2 or IMS databases and WebSphere MQ.
Test data must accurately reflect the complexities and variations of the real world. If comprehensive test data is not created during the development lifecycle then costly application failures could occur in the live production environment.
Macro 4's InSync® solution provides easy-to-use data manipulation facilities for creating, copying, extracting, converting, reformatting and validating the full range of application test data that is essential for developing reliable z/OS applications. Using InSync you can quickly and easily extract production data and disguise it for use in testing. You can also automatically generate large volumes of data from scratch using business rules. These methods allow you to test applications more thoroughly, using realistic data, while complying fully with data privacy regulations.
Data manipulation is also essential when correcting failures in live systems, where it is imperative to find and fix data errors with speed, precision and full audit reporting. A key capability of our solution is a comprehensive batch processing language, designed to swiftly manipulate data in production batch applications.