Dell's Boomi adds crowd sourced regression testing in latest update

Dell Boomi's crowd sourced regression testing feature, dubbed Boomi Assure, allows a customer to offer an application integration, test it with data and then share it.

Dell's Boomi, which offers a cloud integration platform, has rolled out its Summer 12 release and included a crowd sourced way to regression test applications.

The company's crowd sourced regression testing feature, dubbed Boomi Assure, allows a customer to offer an application integration, test it with data and then share it. The upshot is that the regression testing will allow Boomi to add customer test scenarios to future versions.

In an example, Dell Boomi General Manager Rick Nucci walked through how the regression testing works. In a nutshell, a customer could test an order to cash process and then upload test data. Dell Boomi would then verify the results. The overall goal is to allow a Dell Boomi customer to "submit any integration he has built and then run it by a centralized testing platform," said Nucci.

The crowd sourced regression testing provides assurances that an application integration via Boomi's Atomsphere will work in real-world conditions, added Nucci.

In the screen shot below, a successful process is highlighted in green. The process is then submitted to Dell Boomi via the button that is highlighted.

The Dell Boomi release also includes other new features and updates. These include:

  • Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) enhancements. Specifically, Dell Boomi added Join Document Cache, which allow users to hit multiple data sources and store them in-memory; Bulk Copy to load large data volumes; and a Hadoop Connector for processing big data.
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Worker to allow for custom configurations under SOA.
  • And enhanced governance and security features for large enterprises. Dell Boomi has added SAML single sign-on, centralized policy enhancement and password enhancements.