Performance tests are carried out to provide stakeholders with information about their application regarding speed, stability, and scalability. Most importantly, performance testing uncovers what needs to be improved before the product is released. Without performance testing, the software is likely to suffer from problems such as: slow running while multiple users are using it simultaneously, inconsistencies during execution between different operating systems, and poor usability.
Performance Tests, the most common tests
The goal is to assess the volume needed in order to help to plan its capacity. In volume testing, a large amount of data is entered into the database and the overall behavior of your system is monitored.
The objective is to verify the different load scenarios that your systems must handle, during different time sales in your day-to-day operation, to help it plan the investments and architecture based on data and supported metrics.
The goal is to make sure the application can handle the expected load for an extended period of time.
The goal is to identify the breaking point of the application.
Why do I need to carry out Performance Tests?
Performance tests will determine if your software meets the requirements for speed, scalability, and stability under expected workloads. Apps are likely to go to market with poor performance metrics due to poorly designed or non-existent performance tests, get a bad reputation, and fail to meet expected sales targets. Additionally, mission-critical applications must undergo performance testing to ensure that they work for a long period of time without drift.
Micro Focus LoadRunner
Micro Focus LoadRunner is the industry’s leading performance testing tool, helping us analyze, prevent performance issues, and detect bottlenecks prior to software deployment or upgrade.
Apache JMeter is an OpenSource performance testing solution with high market penetration. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server, server group, network, or object to test its strength or analyze overall performance under different types of load.