Frequently Asked Questions (BENERATOR FAQ)

Get answers to your questions about BENERATOR & test data generation

How can I learn to use Benerator?

Download our free Benerator manual and check out our docs. If there are any questions, please get in touch and contact us.

Which editions of Benerator do you have?

Benerator editions: Light, Professional, and Enterprise are available. The editions differ by amount of users, container and cloud features, included processing modules, and performance. Start a proof of concept to find out which versions suit your requirements best.

Is Benerator open-source? Do you have a community edition?

Benerator Editions Light, Professional, Enterprise are paid subscriptions from rapiddweller GmbH. The Benerator Core is open-source and released under a dual license (GPL with exceptions). Check out our community edition rapiddweller-benerator-ce on GitHub.

Can Benerator read from a database?

Benerator can read with high performance from any JDBC database.

From which systems can Benerator read data?

Benerator reads data from multiple source systems such as databases, files, message queues (JMS, Kafka) and many more.

Does Benerator support AVRO, PACS, EDIFACT, JSON, XML?

Benerator Enterprise includes modules to process AVRO, PACS, EDIFACT, JSON, XML and further industry specific standards. Approach us for a detailed list of interchange formats.

Can I use Benerator in Finance?

Industry specific modules for Banking and Finance are part of the Benerator Enterprise edition. Benerator is used for obfuscating millions of transaction records per hour in our projects with leading payment providers.

Does Benerator support Db2, MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL?

Benerator supports JDBC databases such as Db2, HSQL, H2, Jaybird, MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Yellowbrick and more.

What is test data?

According to the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Syllabus test data is “Data needed for test execution”. Tools such as Benerator can create test data for load tests, performance tests, unit tests, test automation and business tests.

How to generate data?

Built-in generators in Benerator create large volumes of fake data that look realistic. You can read and combine data from multiple sources to create your unique data set for testing your application.

How do you generate dummy data?

Dummy data or mock data can be generated with test data generators such as Benerator. Define your model and create realistic looking data smart.

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