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Newest Version of Next Pathway's SHIFT Tester Accelerates Testing Cycles, Speeds Cut-Over to the Cloud by 70%
Next Pathway Inc. announced its next version of SHIFT Tester, engineered with enhanced data validation and test automation capabilities. The Software-as-a-Service solution automatically tests the three core areas that require validation as part of any cloud migration project: data, data quality and ETLs (extract, transform, load). 

SHIFT Tester accelerates a large portion of the migration work dedicated to testing. For companies migrating their data to the cloud, the lion's share of testing performed - including developing and executing test cases and debugging any problems - is still accomplished manually, with many either offshoring the work or applying teams of developers and scores of testing engineers. SHIFT Tester automates and significantly improves the quality and quantity of data testing.

The SHIFT Tester solution is powered by a scalable, rules-based data profiling engine that provides greater visibility into your data to automatically and intelligently suggest which testing rules to apply --  and then automates the execution of those tests. It also tests the quality of the data you are migrating to your target system to ensure the data quality meets a high standard.

Next Pathway's SHIFT Migration Suite solves the core steps of cloud migration through automation, including end to end planning and scoping of legacy data sources, and code translation of various complex code types contained within legacy applications. With the latest version of SHIFT Tester, it also solves the complex challenges associated with workload testing and optimization.

"The final hurdle during any migration project is the testing and optimization phase," said Chetan Mathur, CEO, Next Pathway. "This next version of SHIFT Tester ensures that the full testing lifecycle is much faster and provides greater test coverage, which ultimately delivers a higher quality result. SHIFT Tester is another proof point of our continuing commitment to innovate and invest in automated technologies that make it easier for our clients to migrate to the cloud."

During a migration project, legacy code translation accounts for 35-40% of the difficulties encountered, while testing and validation challenges account for approximately 60%.  "By automatically producing the test cases and then executing those test cases, this next generation of SHIFT Tester reduces data validation and test timelines by as much as 70%," added Mathur.

SHIFT Tester's data profiling engine allows Next Pathway to perform data testing on the most complex code types, such as those found in ETL pipelines and scripting frameworks.

Next Pathway automates the end-to-end challenges when customers are migrating complex on-premise applications to the cloud. SHIFT Tester expands on that strategy by applying automation to what is considered the most important and time-consuming part of any migration effort -- testing and optimization.

Published Thursday, August 12, 2021 9:26 AM by David Marshall
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