Time Machine® provides software virtual clocks that enable you to time travel your applications into the future or the past, facilitating time shift testing on your date and time sensitive application logic, such as month end, quarter end, year end processing, billing cycle, work flow, regulatory go live, and policy life cycle.
Time Machine is transparent to applications and databases so no code modification is required to do time shift testing and the system clock is never modified.
Time Machine saves ten-fold or more on resources and costs associated with time shift testing. It enables you to finish your large scale software projects on time and under budget.
Time Machine eliminates the need to reset the system clock, which is time consuming, error prone and not possible under Active Directory or in a Kerberos secured environment.
- Save hardware and software costs
- Boost engineering team productivity
- Mitigate risks for mission-critical application failures
- Ensure large scale software projects finish on time and under budget
- A sole solution for Active Directory or Kerberos date based testing
Common Test Scenarios
Active Directory Testing
Microsoft's Active Directory functions as the central security control in Microsoft networks as well as many mixed mode enterprises. It provides a variety of networking services such as LDAP, Kerberos-based authentication, Domain Name services, and single sign-on for domain access. It also allows administrators to assign policies, deploy software, and apply critical updates. Because Active Directory is so tightly coupled with the systems in it's domain it is nearly impossible to date & time test applications for future events. This is due primarily to Microsoft's Kerberos authentication process which prevents any system clock changes.
Benefits of using Time Machine in Active Directory
Time Machine provides the only way to thoroughly date test software applications in an Active Directory environment. The Time Machine software was engineered specifically to allow applications to maintain their security privileges with the AD domain while they move forward in time with a "virtual clock". This allows the processes under test to see all their necessary network resources while time shift testing is completed.
"Time Machine will be very beneficial to our Windows Server enterprise customers and application service providers that are providing services to end-users from different time zones."
David Hamilton, Product Manager - Microsoft Corp.
"Time Machine provided a quick and efficient way to date forward servers without having to build a solution or change application code. The product (Time Machine) has worked out as advertised and we do not have any issues. It simply works!"
Doug Rowe, Manager of Distribution Solutions - Nationwide
Active Directory Case Studies
Nationwide Insurance Testing the effects of rate changes to Insurance policies in applications running on Windows servers in an Active Directory environment
Australian Tax-Entity Verifies Change Program Management System (CPMS) Windows .NET development front-end with a COBOL & mainframe back-end
Anonymous U.S. State .NET Web-based Tax Filing and payment system
UK Based Bank Date testing of mortgage, banking, and insurance systems in a Windows Active Directory environment.
Time Machine has been Certified on Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Time Machine has been Certified on Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Time Machine has been Certified Oracle SuperCluster Ready
Time Machine has been Certified Oracle VM Ready
Time Machine has been Certified Oracle Database Ready
Time Machine has been Certified Oracle Solaris Ready
Time Machine has been Certified Oracle Linux Ready
Time Machine has been Certified Oracle Exadata Ready
Time Machine has been Certified Oracle Exalogic Ready
Time Machine has been Certified Oracle WebLogic Ready