Thursday, 13 June 2013

What is Software Performance Testing?

What is Software Performance Testing?


Performance is an indicator of how well a software system or component meets its requirements for timeliness. There are two important dimensions to software performance timeliness, responsiveness and scalability. Responsiveness is the ability of a system to meet its objectives for response time or throughput. The response time is the time required to respond to stimuli (events). The throughput of a system is the number of events processed in some interval of time.


Scalability is the ability of a system to continue to meet its response time or throughput objectives as the demand for the software function increases software performance testing is the single most important quality performance testing services attribute after functionality that can make or break your mission critical business application, as 85% of the customers agree with this fact.

Requirement and specifications in Performance testing

Performance requirements must be provided in a concrete, verifiable manner. This should be explicitly included in a requirements or specification document and might be provided in terms of throughput or response time, and might also include system availability requirements.
One of the most serious problems with performance testing is making sure that the stated requirements can actually be checked to see whether or not they are fulfilled.  For instance, in functional testing, it seems to be useless to choose inputs with which it is entirely impossible to determine whether or not the output is correct.


One of the most serious problems with performance testing is making sure that the stated requirements can actually be checked to see whether or not they are fulfilled.  For instance, in functional testing, it seems to be useless to choose inputs with which it is entirely impossible to determine whether or not the output is correct. The same situation applies to performance testing. It is important to write requirements that are meaningful for the purpose of performance testing. Y

You know you are in trouble when you are facing one of these problems:
  • Only few days left for release and your mission critical application has not yet been bench marked for performance.
  • The application has been deployed but customers and users are complaining about slow response time and this is impacting your business.
  • Your mission critical applications are unable to scale in terms of handling more users, heavier transaction workloads and increased network traffic?
Agnicient Technologies Systems can help you address these issues in a cost effective manner. Our team of Testing experts can help you access whether your application is clear of bottlenecks that hurt Customer's trust, sales and productivity. By acting early to remove performance bottlenecks, we help our customers save on the performance fine tuning cost later in the project implementation.


list of performance Testing services include
  • Architectural consultancy
  • Benchmark Testing Services
  • Load\Stress Testing
  • Bottleneck Identification and Elimination Services
 Architectural consultancy

The purpose of the Software Performance Testing Architecture Review service is to provide an advanced technical analysis of your application with practical documented recommendations on how to amend and finesse the architecture to ensure a highly scalable, reliable and extensible applications and a repeatable process for your organization.

Through our team of experienced performance testing services consultants, who have extensive experience of designing and implementing complex enterprise level applications across verticals like CRM, Insurance and Travel, we assess your architecture for scalability, reliability and extensibility

Benchmark Testing

The objective of performance testing services benchmark is to know the current performance of the system. This might involve conducting performance tests iteratively on the application against representative production load and anticipated data volume as expected in production. Benchmarking of an application can be performed before deploying the product in the production environment or after the deployment

Load\Stress Testing

We at Agnicient help you perform Load\Stress Testing of your application using combination of Open source tools and our own developed plug-ins and monitors over these tools that gives you the power of COTS. We help clients test their client server applications under a heavy load condition, identify and remove the bottlenecks in the architecture thus ensuring the business continuity for the clients and help them give the Confidence before they take the critical go live decision

Identification of Bottleneck and their Elimination

Agnicient unique Progressive bottleneck identification helps you test your E-Commerce, database and ERP application to make it clear of business hampering software performance testing bottlenecks. By acting early, we help our customers save on the performance fine tuning cost later in the project implementation.

Author: Alok Anibha
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1 comment:

  1. Performance testing is so important I was working on a project once where we had made a website for a multi national company. We didn't anticipate the traffic and the website went down within 10mins due to stress.

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