In software engineering, Performance Testing is testing that is performed to determine how fast some aspect of a system performs under a particular workload. Performance testing can serve different purposes. It can demonstrate that the system meets performance criteria. It can compare two systems to find which performs better. Or it can measure what parts of the system or workload cause the system to perform badly.
Agile methods have become increasingly popular because they empower organizations to more quickly address emerging opportunities, to better ensure accurate fulfillment of functional requirements and to significantly enhance team productivity. Many organizations, however, are hesitant to employ agile methods for their safety-critical systems—since they have serious concerns about compromising those systems and thereby exposing themselves to completely unacceptable consequences.IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.
Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive and can enhance both quality and team productivity. For these reasons they are attractive to software teams in many different domains - including safety-critical systems development. But how can agile methods be adapted to meet the needs of such a challenging domain? In the fourth episode of the series, IBM Rational Chief Evangelist, Bruce Powel Douglass discusses how agile practices can be adapted to meet the evidence needs of safety-critical projects.
Application performance management helps deliver the application performance users and the business demand. Effectively monitoring and troubleshooting application performance issues requires a comprehensive solution.
Independent research by Wintergreen Research, Inc. shows "Dramatic savings brought by IBM Rational automated test solutions". Read this paper to see how you can see a positive ROI through the ability to minimize cost and time to identify errors and diminish subsequent impacts of defects using test automation and service virtualization.
In Forrester’s 53-criteria evaluation of online testing platform vendors, we identified the seven most significant providers — Adobe, Autonomy, Maxymiser, Monetate, Optimizely, SiteSpect, and Webtrends — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria, and where these vendors stand in relation to each other, to help customer intelligence professionals select the right partner for their online testing needs.
Read this whitepaper for expert insights by David Parmenter on why we must learn and apply today’s better practices in planning and forecasting models. Insights from this paper will help you migrate into the 21st century with better annual planning tools, or down the path for a robust quarterly rolling forecasting tool.
In this Solution Spotlight, QA and test managers learn more about how they can be change agents to help ensure a smooth transition to Agile for their test teams, as well as tips on fitting testing into the development lifecycle.
With an estimated 1.8 million branch offices in the US, not only is critical data being dispersed across the enterprise, but also applications. Organizations have invested in monitoring tools to help assure network and application performance, but do these tools have the visibility across the network to deliver real-time insights?
A Gigamon Visibility Fabric™ solution can extend visibility wherever critical data may exist. It eliminates the need to facilitate resources for troubleshooting and the need to install monitoring tools at every remote site. By doing so, it simplifies IT operations and centralizes monitoring tools that can reduce OPEX and CAPEX.
With critical data and applications dispersed across the enterprise, IT teams struggle to manage, analyze, and secure their networks. Even within a single location this can be a daunting task. Organizations have invested in monitoring tools to assure network and application performance, as well as security, but do these tools have the visibility across the network to deliver real-time insights?
A Gigamon Visibility Fabric™ solution can extend visibility wherever critical data may exist to address issues like oversubscription, tool proliferation, and TAP/SPAN port contention. By centralizing monitoring and simplifying IT, organizations are better able to manage, analyze, and secure the networks.
New application performance management systems can deliver rapid time-to-value and ROI for IBM WebSphere implementations by reducing the amount of time isolating problems and repairing them throughout the entire WebSphere stack.
Read this paper to learn how you can unify and communicate effectively between teams throughout the application lifecycle to maximum the application performance that is the lifeblood of your organization’s business operation.
SilkPerformer is a cost-effective, enterprise-class performance testing solution for optimizing the performance of business apps. SilkPerformer enables performance tests that accurately simulate peak demand loads and isolate performance bottlenecks.
This white paper provides a top-level overview explaining what business analytics can do for your company - and the 8 key steps to accelerating product innovation, optimizing pricing and discovering drivers of financial performance.
The Gomez Application Performance Management (APM) platform is the industry's leading solution for managing and optimizing the performance, availability and quality of web, non-web, mobile, streaming and cloud applications.