Thursday, 18 September 2014

Software Performance Testing

Performance testing is a critical part of application testing services since it affects business revenue, credibility of the organization and customer satisfaction. Traditional performance testing approaches are reactive in nature – where applications are built first, and tested and tuned later. Such approaches increase testing costs and prolong the time-to-market.

At Oniyosys we ensure that all types of performances related testing is covered of our customers. We help our customers to achieve optimum performance from their IT investments and help then transform their IT into Business Value.

Performance Testing” widely refers to the evaluation & measurement of functional effectiveness of a software system or a component, as regards its reliability, scalability, efficiency, interoperability & its stability under load.

We can help you determine the best approach and methodology for performance testing and validation of your critical software projects.  Oniyosys’ Performance Testing services are equipped with the skill set to evaluate the end-user experience under varying amounts of traffic and impact of different load and usage patterns on your system. Using our expertise we help you identify and resolve these issues at an early stage. If the system is already live our performance testing team will help you identify opportunity for improvement in the existing applications.

Performance of the software is one aspect that cannot be overlooked or ignored even if it has functionality richness. If the software performance is poor, it cannot address client’s requirements. Product specifications laid out in the initial stage of development sometimes lead to architectural design flaws, which in turn pave way for poor software performance. Hence, it’s paramount to check for software performance before it’s released in to the market. Software Performance Testing technique is used not to spot bugs, but to remove bottlenecks, if any and cement the platform for regression testing to be conducted in the future.

Why Software Industry lays so much emphasis on Performance Testing:

The key reasons are:

1) Performance has become the key indicator of product quality and acceptance consideration nowadays in a highly dynamic & competitive market.

2) Customers are becoming extremely demanding on quality front & have clear vision of their performance objectives.

3) These days, every customer is looking for greater speed, scalability, reliability, efficiency & endurance of all applications – may it be multi tier applications, web based applications or client server applications etc. etc.

4) Greater need for identifying & eliminating the performance inhibiting factors early during the development cycle. It is best to initiate the performance testing efforts right from the beginning of the development project & these remain active till final deployment.

Performance Testing is done to provide stakeholders with information about their application regarding speed, stability and scalability. More importantly, performance testing uncovers what needs to be improved before the product goes to market. Without performance testing, software is likely to suffer from issues such as: running slow while several users use it simultaneously, inconsistencies across different operating systems and poor usability.

Applications sent to market with poor performance metrics due to nonexistent or poor performance testing are likely to gain a bad reputation and fail to meet expected sales goals. Performance testing is the best way to give your product a competitive edge.

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