Test data management tools are essential for an efficient test data management. They facilitate and automate test data related tasks which are difficult to manage manually or where it is practical impossible to do it manually.
The listed tools offer a different spectrum of at least one of the following functionalities: data generation, data anonymisation, data extraction, data validation, data migration, data versioning, data archiving and structural analysis of the data.
In principle, the stated functions can be divided in two main categories: TDM functions and TDM support functions. While the TDM functions represent TDM’s main functionalities, the support functions are important functions which usefully compliment TDM but belong rather to data management.