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Deploying sample production data to a simulation environment for testing

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Simulation tests provide you with significant insight into how your changes to decision logic affect the results that your strategies produce. However, if tests are based on sample data, the results do not always reflect the effect that your changes have in real-life scenarios. To ensure that simulations are reliable enough to help you make important business decisions, you can deploy a sample of your production data to a dedicated simulation environment for testing.

By running simulations on sample production data that you migrate to the testing environment, you can predict the impact of changes to your decision logic before running them on a live production environment. This functionality helps you optimize and adjust your decision strategies by analyzing and comparing realistic simulation results.

Learn how you can configure the system to migrate sample production data to run reliable simulations:

  • Data migration pipeline overview

    The automated data migration pipeline provides you with the means to test how the changes that you make to decision strategies affect their results, without running these strategies in a live production environment.

  • Configuring Deployment Manager for data migration pipelines

    Use Deployment Manager 4.6.x or later in data migration pipelines so that you can automatically export simulation data from a production system and import it into a simulation system.

  • Configuring the system for running simulations of decision strategies

    When you make changes to your decision data, data flows, and data models, the results of your updates impact your decision strategies. To verify what effects your changes produce on your customer-oriented campaigns, you can simulate the decision process with these updates on sample production data, including customer information, Adaptive Decision Manager input, and interaction history. After comparing the simulation results with your current outcomes, you can decide whether you want to implement your modifications.

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