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Time-to-market and privacy for Credem

/ Time-to-market and privacy for Credem

 
The request we took up was that of accelerating the data alignment process – from production to testing environments – optimizing the schedules and guaranteeing the confidentiality of the data. For Credito Emiliano (CREDEM), the object substantially was to improve the quality of the data testing processes, in compliance with the strict norms on confidentially that regulate the Italian market. Against this background was the need to improve performances and achieve a faster time to market of the business applications.
 
 
The request we took up concerned the acceleration of the data alignment process – from production to testing environments – optimizing the schedules and guaranteeing the confidentiality of the data. For Credito Emiliano (Credem), the object substantially was to improve the quality of the data testing processes, in compliance with the strict norms on confidentially that regulate the Italian market. Against the background, was the need to improve performances and achieve a faster time to market of the business applications.

Sidesoft's team in fact took charge of the request and elaborated a solution based on the Micro Focus Data Express program, which allows the segmentation and masking of sensitive data such as tax codes, in the test phase. The verification environments in fact are set in parallel with the production environment, creating a repeatable and safe test environment that is able to support all the control activities. The verifications are conducted on the test data and the results are controlled through the analysis of the impact on the various files. Each process product is subsequently personalized using personalized APIs and exit routine mechanisms.

The test environment thus uses the same quality of the production environment data, making the reproduction of the pilot case possible, and which was impossible to certify in the past.

The results observed by the client are enticing:
•    80#% reduction of the requirements for memory in verification environment •    50#% improvement of the batch test performances •    total conformity with data privacy •    increased application quality •    reduction of time-to-market

Ernesto Centrella, Credem test department manager said: “we achieved savings in many sectors: costs of disc space, use of mips/cpu, a more stable production environment and a faster time to -arket for our business applications. Above all, micro-focus and si.de.soft helped us to minimize any risk of noncompliance with data privacy.”

Roberto Pasqualini, Vice President of S.I.DE. Soft remarked: “Thanks to the competence of s.i.de. Soft in the banking sector and knowledge of the Credit Emiliano environment, through the micro-focus tool we were able to help our client reach the objective both in terms of norms and performance. The skills we acquired in the subsetting and masquerading field found an optimal application here.”

Andrea Bursi, Project Manager of S.I.DE. Soft added: "the requirements of the project regarded the loading of a reduction of the entire database, maintaining the reference integrity among the various tables, and the masquerading of sensitive data present. In collaboration with micro-focus, we reached both objectives, perfecting the dynamic criteria of reduction and masquerading of data, and subsequently processing the entire snapshot with the product’s host component. And all the while, we were conforming with Credem’s specific demands."