Enterprise Data Foundation


The Enterprise Data Foundation (EDF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of an enterprise data toolkit. It is a self-sustaining organization that provides its organizational users with high-quality tools that actually work.

EDF has developed a set of tools that offer efficient unit testing, automated refreshes, and automated deployment this problem for free, aside from generous donations from the developers and organizations that utilize them. deltaTools, EDF’s flagship toolkit, provides a complete Agile DevOps pipeline that is optimized for data management.

EDF’s tools are built by Data Management developers, for Data Management developers. As an open-source toolset, each piece is designed to solve real pain points of developers and, in turn, of the organizations they serve. The Data Management developers at Continuus Technologies have contributed to and actively use the open-source framework surrounding EDF's deltaTools.


deltaTools is EDF’s flagship open-source toolkit. It offers a complete DevOps pipeline that enables true Test-Driven Development, automated regression testing, and Continuous Delivery in even the most pathologically untestable Data Management environments… for free!

deltaTools was built BY Data Management developers, FOR Data Management developers. This is our flag in the sand: we want tools that work, and if they can’t be bought then we will build them ourselves. Read more here: Yet Another Open Source Manifesto.

With deltaTools, you can...

  • Turbocharge delivery velocity.
  • Improve code quality.
  • Deliver fewer defects into production.
  • Dramatically reduce project risk.
  • Put tested, trusted code into production in minutes, not months.


deltaRefresh lays the foundation for complex deployments and isolated destructive testing.

  • Automates the environment refresh process.
  • Allows developers to expedite releases with confidence.
  • Prevents unnecessary breaks in productivity.


deltaTest eliminates the cost of a testing iteration with true one-key test execution and analysis.

  • PowerShell-based, universal unit-testing framework.
  • Apply Test-Driven Development and automated regression testing to anything.
  • Write better code faster & put fewer defects into production.


deltaDeploy completes the pipeline, deploying tested and trusted code to production in minutes, not months!

  • Integrates with deltaRefresh to refresh data across environments automatically.
  • Integrates with deltaTest to deploy changes automatically.
  • Keep your Data Management project moving forward with true Continuous Delivery!