Automated DataWarehouse Testing
How BiG EVAL Supports Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD)
in Data-Centric Projects
In software development, ensuring quality assurance during continuous integration and deployment is crucial. This is where BiG EVAL's automated testing acts as a quality gate, providing efficient and effective testing capabilities.
Data-centric projects like Data Warehouses, Data Analytics and Business Application development have become increasingly complex. And businesses need to be even more agile to respond to changes in the market rapidly and effectively. This makes it even more important for development and DevOps teams to deploy quality applications as quickly as possible. To keep up with client demands and industry standards, development teams must continuously integrate new builds into their existing product or service - a practice known as continuous integration/delivery (CI/CD). But not without testing!
As essential as continuous integration / deployment is, however, developing a comprehensive testing strategy can be difficult to figure out and implement. That’s where BiG EVAL comes in – the revolutionary tool that makes it simple to automate test cases for data-centric system development projects so you can get your product or service to market faster.
Keep reading to find out how BiG EVAL helps support continuous integration and continuous deployment processes for data-centric projects!
BiG EVAL - What it is and How it can Help Your Data-Centric Project
BiG EVAL is a revolutionary solution for massively scalable and flexible test cases for data-centric system development. One of the key benefits of using BiG EVAL is its ability to build test cases that can scale massively driven by metadata.
By leveraging metadata, test cases can be easily customized and adjusted to ensure that they meet specific testing requirements. This approach enables automated testing to be more efficient and effective, as it reduces the need for manual intervention and speeds up the testing process.
BiG EVAL offers fully automated tests that can be integrated into continuous integration and deployment processes - streamlining the efficiency of these processes while providing greater insight into the underlying components of a project.
Not only does this help to ensure better overall system quality at every stage, but it also aids in faster defect resolution - helping designers and developers focus on the value-add tasks that matter. Put simply, by implementing BiG EVAL your data-centric projects are destined for success!
Exploring Continuous Integration with BiG EVAL
Streamlining the Development Process
Integrating BiG EVAL into a software development workflow through continuous integration is a highly effective approach to automating testing and improving the overall quality of the software being developed. Here are some of the benefits of using BiG EVAL in conjunction with a continuous integration process:
- Continuous integration involves frequently integrating code changes into a shared repository, and by integrating BiG EVAL's automated testing capabilities into this process, developers can ensure that code changes are thoroughly tested and validated before they are integrated into the shared codebase.
- Automating test cases with BiG EVAL as part of the continuous integration process helps catch errors and issues early in the development process, reducing the risk of bugs and improving the overall quality of the software being developed.
- BiG EVAL provides immediate feedback on any issues detected during testing, enabling developers to identify and fix issues early before they become more difficult and time-consuming to address.
- By using BiG EVAL in the continuous integration process, developers can reduce the risk of introducing new issues when making code changes, saving time and improving the overall quality of the software being developed.
Automating Test Cases with BiG EVAL
Ensuring Quality Assurance in Continuous Deployment
Continuous deployment is an essential component of modern software development workflows, enabling organizations to deploy new code changes and features to production environments frequently. However, deploying code changes without adequate testing can lead to issues and errors that can impact the user experience and even result in downtime. To mitigate these risks, it is essential to ensure that proper quality assurance processes are in place during the deployment process. BiG EVAL's automated test cases can be leveraged as a quality gate to ensure that code changes are thoroughly tested and validated before they are deployed.
By integrating BiG EVAL into the continuous deployment process, organizations can automatically execute test cases on the new code changes as part of the deployment process. BiG EVAL can automatically validate the data quality and accuracy of the code changes against predefined quality standards, identifying any issues or errors that may have been introduced during the development process. By doing so, BiG EVAL can help ensure that the code changes are properly validated before they are deployed to production, reducing the risk of issues and errors impacting users.
One of the key benefits of using BiG EVAL in the continuous deployment process is its ability to provide immediate feedback to developers. By executing automated test cases as part of the deployment process, BiG EVAL can provide developers with immediate feedback on any issues that are detected. This feedback can help developers quickly identify and fix issues, reducing the risk of these issues impacting users in the production environment.
Another benefit of using BiG EVAL in the continuous deployment process is its ability to ensure that data quality standards are maintained throughout the deployment process. BiG EVAL's automated test cases can be customized to ensure that they meet specific data quality standards, helping to ensure that these standards are maintained throughout the deployment process. This can help organizations maintain data quality, accuracy, and consistency, ensuring that users are provided with high-quality data that they can rely on.
Integrating into CI/CD Processes
Taking Advantage of Deeper Automation Through BiG EVAL
BiG EVAL's ability to integrate with continuous integration and continuous deployment tools like Azure DevOps and Jenkins through BiG EVAL's REST API which is also accessible with a simple PowerShell module, provides a powerful solution for automated testing and quality assurance processes. By integrating with continuous integration and continuous deployment tools, BiG EVAL enables test cases to be run and controlled from these outside processes, ensuring that they are executed as part of the overall workflow.
Outcome dependent control of integration and deployment
The test results are returned immediately to the continuous integration and continuous deployment workflow when they are available. Depending on the testing outcome, the workflows may stop or continue.
If code changes do not meet the predefined quality standards, the continuous integration and continuous deployment workflow can be stopped until the issues are addressed. This approach helps to ensure that only high-quality code changes are deployed to production environments, reducing the risk of issues and errors impacting users.
Low-impact integration into existing processes
One advantage of the way how BiG EVAL integrates with continuous integration and continuous deployment workflows is that it does not require a fundamental change to the overall workflow. The calls to the REST API or the PowerShell module can simply be added between workflow steps to control the flow and incorporate quality-gating capabilities, without disrupting the overall process.
This makes it easy for developers to integrate BiG EVAL's automated testing and quality assurance capabilities into their existing workflows, without needing to make significant changes to their development and deployment processes.
Collecting and Delivering Test Results - Fixing issues quickly
One of the key benefits of using BiG EVAL is its ability to notify developers and project managers immediately when it detects an issue. This feature can save a significant amount of time and resources by alerting stakeholders to issues early, allowing them to be addressed quickly and efficiently.
Notifying Developers and Project Managers
BiG EVAL sends emails with detailed error statistics and information, making it easy for developers to understand the issue and take appropriate action. Additionally, BiG EVAL integrates with existing service desk solutions like Jira and ServiceNow to open a ticket, ensuring that issues are properly tracked and documented.
Integration with thousands of 3rd party apps
In addition to email notifications and service desk integration, BiG EVAL integrates with thousands of 3rd party applications through Microsoft Power Automate, Zapier, or custom webhooks. This provides even more possibilities to trigger technical processes or business workflows to fix issues or react to data quality issues.
For example, notifications can be sent to messaging platforms like Slack or Microsoft Teams, allowing developers and project managers to quickly communicate and collaborate on resolving issues. BiG EVAL can also trigger processes like restarting an integration process or rolling back any commits to Git repositories to quickly address issues.
Flexible Event Triggering
All of these integrations are triggered by events within BiG EVAL, such as a specific test case or a suite of test cases failing. This approach ensures that stakeholders are notified promptly, allowing them to quickly identify and address issues before they become more significant problems. By leveraging these integrations, developers and project managers can collaborate more effectively, improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the development process.
Benefits of Using BiG EVAL in Your Data-Centric Project- Unlocking New Possibilities for automation and data analysis
BiG EVAL is a tool that can automate test cases for data-centric system development projects, helping teams to deploy quality applications as quickly as possible. Here are some of the benefits and key findings of using BiG EVAL in Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) processes:
Massive Scalable Test Cases driven by Metadata
BiG EVAL can build massively scalable and flexible test cases that are driven by metadata, making it easier to customize and adjust the testing process to meet specific requirements.
Immediate Feedback by Automated Test Cases
By integrating with a Continuous Integration process, BiG EVAL can automatically execute test cases and provide immediate feedback to developers, reducing the risk of bugs and improving overall system quality.
BiG EVAL can be used as a quality gate during Continuous Deployment to ensure that code changes are thoroughly tested and validated before being deployed to production environments, improving data quality, accuracy, and consistency.
Simple Integration in existing Processes and Workflows
BiG EVAL's REST API and PowerShell module make it easy to integrate with continuous integration / deployment tools like Azure DevOps and Jenkins, allowing test cases to be run and controlled from outside processes without requiring a fundamental change to the overall workflow.
Powerful Notifications Ensure Proactive Reaction
BiG EVAL can notify developers and project managers immediately when it detects an issue, providing detailed error statistics and information, and integrating with service desk solutions like Jira and ServiceNow.
Triggering Business and Technical Processes
BiG EVAL can also trigger processes like restarting an integration process or rolling back commits to Git repositories to quickly address issues and can integrate with thousands of 3rd party applications through Microsoft Power Automate, Zapier, or custom webhooks.
Agile Data Warehouse Development
with automated test cases
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In conclusion, BiG EVAL can be an invaluable asset to the successful completion of any data-centric project. From automating test cases to integrating into continuous integration / deployment processes, this innovative suite of tools offers a comprehensive solution that unlocks new possibilities for automation and data analysis when new code gets developed.
With its ability to streamline data-centric software
development processes and ensure quality assurance during continuous integration and continuous delivery, BiG EVAL guarantees that time-consuming tasks become much easier and faster.
A company’s success hinges on its ability to quickly analyze successes and failures in a variety of data-centric fields. Get ahead of the competition with BiG EVAL today!
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