No application including web, mobile, desktop, finance, healthcare, eCommerce, and more can run without a database. With the increasing complexity of applications, it has become business-critical for organizations to ensure a secure and reliable database. Any sort of personal and financial data breach can bring disrepute to the brand and loss in business.

Database testing can help organizations efficiently meet their business requirements.


Database testing includes validating the values or retrieving data by an app to ensure that the latest data is exactly the same as the data present in the database. The testing is executed at the data access layer from where the applications communicate with the database. It also includes testing of app database integrity and data stores including transactions, stored procedures, schema, triggers, and more.

Benefits of database testing

Database testing can help you reap multiple benefits. Here are some major ones:

  • Enables you to identify and resolve bugs cost-efficiently at the start of the development phase
  • Leverages powerful management tools to ensure robust database testing
  • Test large sets of databases at scale
  • Test and implement complex transaction behavior
  • Testing of crucial actions including query and update/insert/delete

Types of database testing

Non – functional testing

Non-functional testing includes stress testing and load testing to ensure minimum system requirements are present to ensure smooth business operations. It also helps in identifying risks through security and optimizing the performance of applications in terms of reliability.

Functional database testing

Functional database testing is crucial to think from the shoes of customers. It helps in identifying whether the required features and transactions are working as per the expectation of the end-user or not while meeting business goals.

Structural database testing

Structural database testing helps in verifying data components that are not accessible to the end-user. It includes the testing of all data components in the repository where the data is stored and not changed by the end-user of the application.

Wrapping Up

Businesses need a secure, reliable, and efficient database to build scalable applications that are future-ready. Database testing can help organizations validate the capability and reliability of databases. It also helps in identifying whether the current database architecture is capable of handling the challenges of the future or not.

Still, got questions? Talk to database testing experts at Appzlogic to find out how we can help your business scale and get ready for future challenges.