Performance Testing To Application Performance Engineering – Why Move?
27 Feb. 2020 Software Testing & QA
Organizations adopt performance testing strategies to ensure app reliability, speed, and stability with every new release. However, this approach poses challenges.
This is around offering the early forecast of system performance, ensuring continuous delivery amid shrinking delivery time & budget with quality service, among others.
Therefore, enterprises today must adopt application performance engineering to stay ahead of the curve.
With this article, we wish to showcase how Rishabh Software helps businesses choose a performance engineering-driven culture.
But, Why is Performance Engineering Important?
Performance engineering, like Agile methodology, works from the beginning in the SDLC. It fuses a constant collaboration culture to deliver efficient, bug-free applications as fast as possible.
Performance Engineering Benefits Compared To Performance Testing
|KPA||Performance Engineering||Performance Testing|
|Test Coverage||More time to work on a gradual level, i.e., stories||A limited scenario for validation due to time & budget crunch|
|Time to Market||Faster as issues can be detected and resolved in the early stages||Slower as testing performed at the end of the release resulting in flaw detection and eradication causing a delay in the schedule|
|Utilization||High as involved teams work in continuous collaboration||Low as different groups work on various tasks and do not collaborate constantly|
|Approach||Pro-active- Performed in parallel with development and testing||Reactive-Performed after other levels of testing|
|Early Detection||High as issues identified and acted upon first during script||Low as issues are identified only after the end of all other testing|
|Involvement||Continuous involvement of teams||Once or less frequent involvement of teams|
|Dedicated Time||No dedicated time required||Dedicated time would be needed for application KT as no/little prior discussions between teams|
How We Help Enterprises Adopt Performance Engineering To Deliver Next-Gen Solutions
Rishabh Software helps organizations across diverse domains to get onboard with continuous delivery beyond conventional models comprehensively.
We implement performance engineering capabilities into their existing system to make it resilient enough while meeting the growing business demands.
To understand this, let’s look at how we helped a US-based cable and networking solution provider to improve their Management Information System (MIS) with our application performance engineering services.
As the existing system was developed with traditional 3-Tier Architecture – Tightly Coupled framework, it lead to a high latency time in commuting data from the Presentation layer to Database and vice-versa.
It was resulting in slow performance of their existing MIS system, and they wanted to optimize the performance.
We defined specific KPIs and project relevant metrics to assess whether the system performed adequately.
Our software performance engineering team was part of every sprint to eliminate the possibility of reducing significant issues as they arise.
We built an intuitive dashboard with links from the CRM module to view and track the KPIs in-line with performance. This offered the leadership team with a snapshot of the overall business operations to monitor the scheduled tasks and manage teams accordingly.
Blending Automation with Manual Analysis
The manual scrutiny was required alongside the automated data collection. Our testing team wrote test cases for a large number of functions of the system. It ensured integration of every change after performing automated testing.
Further, the manual analysis ensured that the iterations do not disrupt the overall application functionality.
Thus, we eliminated the need for a dedicated SME engagement from the Database and Environment side by resolving the issues related to scripting identification, designing, and reporting.
Planning of Gradual Performance Testing
Our team performed continuous performance testing, where we kept the scope to be raised with every subsequent sprint. It helped to act proactively while identifying potential UX issues and providing feedback to the development team.
An automated reporting module enabled the team members to run and download custom reports from the MIS.
To sum up, our performance engineering team addressed the MIS Performance pain point and delivered result-oriented outcomes faster. It was within the stipulated timeframe and budget.
As a result, the enterprise-client can now fetch and process the data for the end-users without any delay. They can now identify possible bottlenecks to improve the system performance instantly.
Performance Engineering Is The Need Of The Hour
While the case presented above highlights the performance engineering benefits, it is also vital to have a reliable technology partner for the necessary groundwork.
Rishabh Software’s QA testing services performs in-depth system analysis, dynamic profiling, and performance evaluation in addition to testing and reporting. Through that, we help isolate bottlenecks and deliver right-fit solutions to your end customers.