Faking it - How to Easily Create Realistic Test Data about Data Helix - Andrew Carr & Tim Johnson, Scott Logic


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In this seventh edition of the FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast, FINOS Director of Community James McLeod interviews Scott Logic's Head of Consultancy for Bristol, Andrew Carr, and Delivery Manager Tim Johnson after their FINOS Virtual Meetup presentation on June 4, 2020. Head to the FINOS.org site to see the video of the presentation, along with Andrew and Tim's slides.

Generating test data is a challenge for many organisations, whether because the production data is sensitive, because there isn’t enough of it, or because new data structures need to be tested. In response to this challenge, Scott Logic has developed DataHelix – a test data generation tool that allows significant volumes of representative data to be generated easily. Andrew Carr, Head of Consultancy at Scott Logic’s Bristol office, and Tim Johnson, Delivery Manager, will introduce DataHelix and what it can do. They will show you how to specify fields and constraints using a simple format, utilise fake data, and demonstrate the output. They will finish their presentation with a demo of some of the exciting up-and-coming new features of this open source tool.


The FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast celebrates open source projects and interesting topics at the cross section of financial services and open source. So far, our industry experts have discussed practical applications of and their real-world experiences with a range of open source projects including desktop interoperability, low code platforms, synthetic data, and data modeling. They’ve also discussed best practices for inner source, common myths about open source and why commercial companies choose to introduce open source offerings. Tune in to hear what comes next.

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