QuerySurge Adds BI Report Testing to Big Data Solution

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Testers can now Automate the Data Testing of their Business Intelligence & Analytics Reports

QuerySurge’s new BI Tester add-on

The testing process becomes a manual one, which increases the workload for testers and making it prone to mistakes.

QuerySurge, the premier automated data testing solution for big data & data warehouses, recently launched its new BI Tester add-on to provide a successful approach to solving the problem of testing the data embedded in Business Intelligence reports.

The Challenge of Testing Business Intelligence Reports
The use of Business Intelligence (BI) & Analytics is growing rapidly. According to analyst firm Gartner, by the end of 2020, the market for BI & Analytics is forecast to grow to $22.8 billion. But a loss of confidence in the data in a report can squash a whole project. And the validation and testing of data in these systems is challenging.

“The typical approach is to validate calculations on the reports to the data in the data store,” said Matt Moss, a senior data testing expert on the QuerySurge team. “Many BI reports make use of Flash and other technologies that create problems for traditional test automation. So the testing process becomes a manual one, which increases the workload for testers and making it prone to mistakes. And most BI tools manipulate the source data, which makes it even harder to manually test.”

The Solution is QuerySurge's BI Tester add-on
QuerySurge’s BI Tester add-on provides a successful approach to solving the problem of testing the data embedded in these BI tools.
BI Tester supports:

  •     Business validation of your reports
  •     Full regression testing of your BI data
  •     Migration testing from one BI vendor to another
  •     Upgrade testing from one version to another
  •     Comparison of reports between 2 servers
  •     Passing of parameters to a report
  •     Querying of report metadata

QuerySurge’s BI Tester add-on compliments QuerySurge’s fully automated end-to-end solution for testing from data sources through the Big Data lake to the Data Warehouse/Data Mart to the BI and Analytics reports.

Support for IBM Cognos or Tableau
QuerySurge’s latest release provides connectors to IBM Cognos and/or to Tableau. Retrieve data from reports and validate that data against a source or target data store: The QuerySurge team is currently working on an upcoming release that will include additional BI vendors, including Microstrategy, SAP Business Objects and Microsoft Power BI, among others.

About QuerySurge
QuerySurge is the software division of RTTS, the premier pure-play QA & Testing organization that specializes in test automation. With headquarters in New York City, RTTS has been providing consulting & training to 700+ companies since 1996. The team of experts at RTTS developed QuerySurge to address the unique testing needs in the Big Data and Data Warehousing spaces while providing both real-time and historical views of your data’s health.

For more information on QuerySurge, visit http://www.QuerySurge.com.

For more information on RTTS, please visit http://www.rttsweb.com

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