Compuware Enhances Topaz|
July 11, 2018
released the new Topaz for Enterprise Data, which provides a powerful
combination of data visualization, extract and load, and advanced data
masking capabilities. With it, DevOps teams can more quickly,
efficiently and securely access and leverage data from the mainframe and
Fast, streamlined access to high-value data has become an urgent concern
as businesses seek competitive advantages in a digital economy, while
fulfilling increasingly stringent compliance requirements. Topaz for
Enterprise Data empowers developers, QA staff, operations teams and data
scientists at all skill and experience levels to ensure they have
immediate, secure access to the data they need, when they need it, in
any format required.
Data masking is a top concern, given the importance of protecting
personally identifiable information (PII) and complying with regulatory
mandates such as GDPR—even during development and testing, especially
when outsourcing these functions.
Topaz for Enterprise Data’s capabilities are particularly important for
enterprises with large, diverse datasets of high business value residing
on the mainframe that contain sensitive business or personal
information. As senior mainframe professionals retire, large enterprises
must transfer responsibility for stewardship of this data to a new
generation of DevOps artisans with less hands-on mainframe experience.
Topaz for Enterprise Data empowers these artisans to:
Readily understand relationships between data even when they lack
direct familiarity with specific data types or applications, to ensure
data integrity and resulting code quality.
Quickly generate data for testing, training
or business analytics purposes that properly and accurately represents
actual production data.
Ensure that any sensitive business or
personal data extracted from production is properly masked for privacy
and compliance purposes, while preserving essential data relationships
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Topaz users can access all these
capabilities from within a familiar Eclipse development environment.
“Testing with production-like obfuscated data helps us develop and
deliver better quality applications, as well as remain compliant with
data privacy requirements,” said Lynn Farley, Manager of Data Management
at TCF Bank. “Topaz provides our developers with a way to implement data
privacy rules to obfuscate multiple data types across platforms and with
a modern interface for fast, simple access to data for testing and other
purposes is critical to digital agility,” said Rich Ptak of IT analyst
firm Ptak Associates. “The latest version of Compuware Topaz for
Enterprise Data delivers a benefits trifecta to resolve the
long-standing challenge of rapidly getting value from the reams of data
from disparate sources and formats that are critical to DevOps and
Today’s announcement marks the 15th consecutive quarter that Compuware
has delivered essential innovation to help large enterprises master
Agile and DevOps tasks on a mainstreamed mainframe, so they can best
leverage the platform’s unmatched performance, scalability, reliability,
efficiency and security.
“The wealth of data that should give large enterprises a major
competitive advantage in the digital economy often instead becomes a
hindrance due to the complexity of sourcing across platforms, databases
and formats,” said Chris O’Malley, CEO of Compuware. “With Topaz for
Enterprise Data, Compuware is removing these hindrances—so there’s far
less friction between enterprise data and business wins.”