The Role of BI Validator in Major BI Upgrades

Every few years the BI vendors have a major release that forces the companies using these products to uptake a complex BI upgrade project. For example OBIEE 11g to 12c upgrade or Business Objects 4.1 to 4.2 upgrade. Testing is an important aspect of the ...

ETL Validator for Testing Transactional Systems

Most of the use cases that we encounter are for DW scenarios. However, recently, we are also seeing many scenarios for testing transactional systems. This blog is to highlight on one such example. The customer offers a survey related product and the conf ...

Why ETL Validator when there is Python?

I am not sure if you ever wrote Python but it is one of the coolest language out there. Easy to learn, easy to write and do yeah, easy to read! Writing code in Python is something I enjoy when I want to get a break from my routine job of putting together ...

Difference between ETL and Database Testing

ETL testing applies to Data Warehouses or Data integration projects while Database Testing applies to any database holding data (typically transaction systems). Here are the high level tests done in each: ETL Testing : Primary goal is to check if the dat ...

BIWA SIG 2014

We just came back last night from BIWA SIG (http://www.biwasummit.com), a BI related event that was held in Redwood City, CA. The organizers did a great job of putting together wonderful sessions spanning all areas of Analytics. Balaji Yelamanchili sha ...

OBI Dashboard Regression Testing

Below is a simple and real example that illustrates how you can leverage BI Validator for regression testing of dashboards. Assume that you have 250 dashboards which are widely used by your marketing, sales, finance and other divisions within your e ...