ETL - Extract/Transform/Load - is a process that extracts data from a source system, transforms it into a consistent data type, and then loads the data into a single data repository. ETL testing is performed to ensure that any data that has been loaded from a source-destination after transformation to a new destination is accurate. It involves verifying the data at various stages between the source and destination. Data is usually extracted from the OLTP database, transformed into the required form to match the schema and finally loaded into the data warehouse database. ETL testing is ideal for companies dealing majorly with historical data such as financial, travel, etc.
When implementing an Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) system for business intelligence, the major risk lies in rushing a data warehouse into service without testing it thoroughly.
Outsource2india's ETL testing process ensures that all your systems and data are tested systematically for bugs, errors, and vulnerabilities before the data is integrated and made available.
Our ETL Testing Services
Our highly talented team of software testers is well trained to work on different technologies and testing environments. Some of the key ETL testing services we provide include -
Source to Target Testing
This type of testing is carried out to check whether the data values which have been transformed are the expected data values or not. This ensures data compatibility and prevents any risk of data loss.
Production Validation Testing
This testing is done on data when it is being moved to the production systems. The data in the production system must be in the correct order without which the whole process of transfer would become useless. Our services ensure that the data does not compromise the production systems' integrity.
Testing for Application Upgrades
We are a top ETL testing services company, and under this service, we check if the data extracted from the older repository or application is the same as the data present in the new application. These can be automatically generated hence saving considerable development time for your data warehouse developers.
A metadata repository containing all information about the source, target, mappings, transformations, etc. is extremely important in ETL. As a top ETL testing service provider, Outsource2india's metadata testing involves data length checks, testing data types, and index/constraint checks, allowing you to maintain a steady control over your organization's overall information systems.
Data Completeness Testing
As a top provider of ETL testing services in India and abroad, we provide comprehensive data completeness testing. This testing aggregates actual data between the source and the target for columns with simple transformation or no transformation. This is done to check if all the expected data is loaded on to the target from the source in the correct manner.
Data Accuracy Testing
This is a type of testing that ensures that the data is loaded correctly and transformed as expected. Our testers are experts at testing the accuracy and completeness of your data and follow time-tested procedures in order to ensure complete data integrity.
Data Transformation Testing
In many cases, data transformation cannot be done by writing just one SQL query and comparing the output with the target. In our transformation testing process, multiple SQL queries are written to run each row and verify the transformational rules.
Data Quality Testing
We provide data quality tests which include syntax and reference tests. This is done to avoid any kind of error caused due to different scenarios such as incorrect order numbers or dates during the business process.
We provide GUI/navigation testing support to check if the GUI aspects or navigation of the front end are functioning properly and generate an exhaustive report for the same.
Incremental ETL Testing
We provide incremental ETL testing services to check the data integrity of new and old data with the addition of the new data. It also verifies that the updates and inserts are being processed as expected during the incremental ETL process.
Types of ETL Bugs
The following table lists some of the common ETL Bugs -
Challenges Faced During ETL Testing
There are many challenges faced during ETL testing, some of which are -
Benefits of ETL Testing
There are many benefits to performing ETL testing. ETL testing can -
Outsource2india's ETL Testing Process
As a top ETL testing service providing company, Outsource2india provides high-quality ETL testing services, including data warehouse testing services and data validation in ETL testing, to global clients according to their business needs. We follow a 5-step streamlined and systematic ETL testing process in order to provide world-class services to our clients: Key steps are -
01. Requirement Gathering
In this step, we design the data model, define the business flow, and evaluate the reporting needs as per your expectations. This is important so that the testers fully understand the scope of the project.
02. Data Source Validation
In this step, we perform a check of the data count and make sure that the table and column data type is according to the specifications of the data model. We ensure that check keys are in place and delete any duplicate data. We pay high attention to detail in this step since we know that errors can lead to inaccuracies in the aggregate report.
03. Test Case Designing
Here, we define and design ETL mapping scenarios and create SQL scripts. We also define transformational rules. In addition, we validate the mapping document to ensure that it contains all of the information.
04. Source System Data Extraction
In this step, we execute ETL tests. We identify the types of bugs or errors found during testing and create a report. This step is important because every defect needs to be detected and reproduced, reported on, fixed, resolved, and the bug report closed before proceeding to the next step.
05. Transformation Logic Application
We make sure that all the data is transformed to match the schema of the target data repository. We check the data threshold, data alignment, and validate the data flow. This step is necessary to ensure that the data type correctly matches the mapping document for every column and table.
06. Loading of Data into Target Warehouse
Here, we perform a check of the record count both before and after the data is moved from the staging area to the data warehouse. We make sure to check that all the invalid data is rejected and that the correct default values are accepted.
07. Summary Report Creation
We verify and finalize things like the layout, filters, options and export functionality of the summary report. This report provides stakeholders with the details of the testing process and lets them know things like why any step might have not been done.
08. Closure of Test
In this step, we perform the final file test closure.
Why Choose Outsource2india for ETL Testing Services?
Outsource2india has been providing high-quality ETL testing services to clients around the world for 24 years. Outsourcing ETL testing services to us comes with its own set of benefits, including -
We provide the best quality ETL software testing services at competitive prices within quick turnaround time.
Our testing engineers can assure complete adherence to new and strict quality standards and increase your testing coverage.
Our ETL testing team has 24 years of experience in providing high-quality ETL testing services.
Tools and Technologies
Our team of highly experienced software testers is trained to work with the latest ETL testing tools and technologies and is updated with the best practices.
We provide independent verification and validation of your ETL process if required.
Immediate Access to Test Documentation
Your developers receive immediate access to the test documentation to study the results of the test and gain a better understanding of it.
We help you organize large repositories of data in an efficient manner.
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