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Keep your critical data secure during development with Datapeers

February 19th, 2013

Building great applications depends on having access to great data. This is especially true when migrating from a legacy application. If the new application isn't being built around the same data the old application uses, developers wind up chasing down problems instead of writing code – wasting time and money.

Luckily, there's an easy way to reign in unwieldy data and provide developers with everything they need to stay productive, all while keeping your critical data safe and secure. It's called Datapeers.

What is Datapeers?

Datapeers is a software suite for securing, controlling, and extracting data. If you've ever struggled with pulling data from a legacy database or worried about the sensitivity of data you were handing over to a development team, Datapeers is the solution.

Ensuring quality

Datapeers has powerful filtering and subsetting capabilities for pulling exactly what's needed from production databases – nothing less, nothing more. This is obviously good for security, but also helps ensure quality.

Sometimes, especially with databases that have been in use for several years, it's useful to limit what's extracted. Due to software flaws or simply the random events that occur over time, a legacy database might contain a lot of junk and duplicate data that would be better left behind. Datapeers' extraction tools can help filter and clean data, ensuring higher quality in the new environment.

Securing your data

Most companies have sensitive information in their databases, and special care needs to be taken when copying data for testing and development or when providing it to third-parties. Datapeers provides a set of tools for securing data so businesses don't have to worry about what they're handing over or copying on their servers.

For example: Say you needed to provide your development team with a copy of your customer database, but were worried about exposing information like credit card or Social Security numbers. You could use Datapeers to create subsets of that data that didn't contain the private information, or you could replace the private information with functional filler data that would help the developers have as close to production data as possible.

If you'd like to learn more about how Datapeers might fit into your software development activities, contact us at 405-285-2500 or sales@lsgsolutions.com.

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