Performance Testing

Companies rely on performance testing to evaluate the ability of their systems to withstand various difficulties. OpsWorks Co. provides application load testing and infrastructure chaos testing services to help developers prepare an application for release, and encounter the drawbacks.

Using such tools as JMeter, Gatling, AB, Chaos Monkey, we perform stress testing to determine application and hardware bottlenecks. Load and chaos testing ensure readiness for future application release or Black Friday load spikes.

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The Business Benefits of the Software Load Testing
Proactiveness in change
Having run performance and load testing at the stage of quality assurance, developers have a chance to avoid unexpected failures at the release. By defining what the load and performance capacity of the infrastructure is, development teams can adjust their code the way it doesn't disbalance the running system.
Ability to reinforce
The identification of all critical scenarios is 50% of the success. Initially, the aim of performance and load testing is to indicate the weak spots of the software and benchmark the application performance.
Higher retention rate
Software load testing is not only the way to run smooth releases and withstand high traffic. It consequently increases your customers' retention due to your application stability.
Predicting application behavior is possible due to the occasionally run load and stress testing. The experience of Netflix showed us that even the platforms with high load could withstand peaks if the team behind it knows for sure what the capabilities of the system are. Netflix has created a tool called Chaos Monkey that they unleash to check what amount of traffic the platform can survive. This way, they can predict and avoid unexpected downtime.
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Load and performance tests are run to simulate real-life critical scenarios and see how your system functions under stress. This is why, before initiating the test, your infrastructure needs analysis in terms of the environment's conditions, traffic loads, etc. Even though all the tests mentioned above have one common goal — to prevent system failures — they are designed to test different parameters. So what are the performance, load, stress, and chaos tests?
Load testing vs. Stress testing vs. Performance testing vs. Chaos testing

Even though all the tests mentioned above have one common goal — to prevent system failures — they are designed to test different parameters. So what are the performance, load, stress, and chaos tests?

Performance testing is software that checks the system’s performance in terms of speed and reliability under different loads. It includes the behavior of the system when the load is normal, high, or low.

While speed, scalability, stability, and reliability is tested by running a performance test, load tests are designed to check the maximum number of users that can exceed the system simultaneously and what load will be a cause of a break. When a team runs a load test, they aim to check the performance of the system under an extreme load.

When a company needs to know if their system can withstand an extreme load, they run a stress test. This kind of test shows the level of robustness the system has.

And last but not least — chaos testing. This is an ideology that was first coined by Netflix. It states that failures and breakdowns are inevitable, thus why not deliberately launch failure to see where the weakness of your system is. The advantage of such an approach is drawbacks and issues detection before that occur unexpectedly.

Among the advantages of the performance and load testing by OpsWorks Co. is an action plan that we develop for your team so that you could avoid failures in the future. Fill out the form now and remove all weaknesses.

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Most frequently asked questions
What are load and performance testing?

Load testing is the process of feeding a particular system with increased tasks via automated tools to see how it will respond to real users. Performance testing is the process of determining the response time and evaluating the effectiveness of a computer, network, and software against set standards. Acquire credible tests with OpsWorks Co. to ensure efficient operations within the services you provide to consumers.

What does performance testing include?

First, there is throughput, which is the measure of how many transactions the software can handle in a specified amount of time. Then, response time, which is the measure of time between the request and response points. Followed by tuning: the process of changing settings in the software parameters to improve performance. Finally, benchmarking measures the performance of the product compared to those of competitors using the same parameters.

Why do we do chaos testing?

Chaos testing equips engineers with the insight needed to proceed in the case of system failure. It facilitates the building of reliable software by taking care of any arising problems discovered through testing. It eliminates the risk of outages which can result in large losses in revenue and costs due to maintenance.  

How often should I do performance or chaos testing?

Performance and chaos testing should be done quite often. It must be automated such that the product is in continuous monitoring. With continuous monitoring, problems are identified and resolved early before they cause havoc. This ensures that revenue is not lost due to poor performance, and it helps the company produce quality products. It also ensures that the systems are failure-proof, eliminating inconveniences. 

Can performance testing be automated?

It can be automated, and there are numerous benefits associated with the automation of the testing process. Automated tests reduce the number of users required to perform the tests successfully. It reduces the amount of hardware to run the test successfully as the virtual users can be run on a single computer. The tests can be repeated any number of times since the process is automated. 

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