TradKin limited provides a number of applications, under the banner TK Tools, to aid clients in monitoring and managing their database systems:
The TK Tools QA Bundle includes three tools intended to aid clients in testing their database driven systems, TK Baseline, TK Replay and TK Compare.
Using these products clients can catalogue and compare system changes, mimic live system activity and quickly identify any data discrepancies arising from system updates.
The QA Bundle protects a company's production systems by allowing tests to be carried out on copies before the changes are moved into a company's business critical production environment.
To get the best value from the QA Bundle it is suggested that you utilise two copies of your production system.
One test system on which to install new objects or data updates, and one identical copy of production for use in any comparison.
Catalogue and compare your database system configurations over time
When undertaking QA it is essential to know the exact configuration of test environments.
TK Baseline provides this ability, allowing the user to quickly create baselines, detailed records of the configuration of a given database at a point in time.
Generated baselines include lists of the objects installed in the database, records of the main data and the particulars of the Oracle configuration.
Baseline content is fully configurable, any data that can be queried from the database being baselined can be included in the report.
By making it easy to catalogue the configuration of a database TK Baseline allows quick and simple comparisons.
Users can check the current configuration of a database against an old baseline or can compare two existing baselines to see what has changed between them.
Replicate live system workload & data by replaying calls to your database system
Test Small & Large
TK Replay allows users to run the procedures or functions resident in an Oracle database in a controlled and repeatable manner.
On the smaller scale replay allows unit tests to be carried out with relative ease. On a larger scale replay can be combined with an automated data extract to keep a test environment exactly in step with production, action for action.
Whether you are reproducing production activity or running smaller tests, when there is an update replaying on two systems saves you the effort of preparing test and expected result data sets.
Running replays permits a company to see how changes will impact their system before the changes are made in the production environment.
In addition to the database system the platform that it is running on can also change. If you need to know how your system will perform on different hardware then TK Replay can help.
Quickly compare data and identify differences across database systems
When you've baselined your system and replayed your tests it's time to verify the resulting data.
TK Compare removes the complexity of this task by automatically reading the test data, matching it up, comparing it and flagging any differences.
Running comparisons provides a simple and intuitive way for companies to assess the impact of changing database system configuration or updating system objects and then report on these findings.
Comparisons need not be limited to identifying breaks between data, by adding and customising comparison queries you can also use TK Compare to view metrics from two systems side by side.
TK Compare actions all comparisons within Oracle, allowing it to leverage the advanced grouping and sorting capabilities of the worlds most advanced database.