A Custom Solution that Aligns with Industry Best Practices
One of the toughest challenges organizations face today involves achieving and maintaining their business’s mission critical applications at peak performance and scalability levels. Without an effective methodology for predicting system behavior and performance under real life stress conditions, they are exposed to the types of catastrophic slowdowns and failures that cripple productivity, drive away customers and decimate the company’s bottom line. The need of the hour has thus, become an effective software performance testing strategy to overcome such challenges.
Performance Engineering Beyond Tools
Seraphim has a dedicated and focused group of engineers who are experts in developing performance tests for applications, built around a custom robust strategy. These engineers not only are experienced in commercial performance testing tools like Load Runner, Silk Performer but are also proficient in testing using JMeter and other open source test automation tools. To conduct an effective JMeter load testing services effort, the performance test research group at QA InfoTech has developed several plugins for JMeter that enhances the tool’s capabilities. These plugins enable performance analysis for any web application and mitigates limitations of the open source tools, including limitations around support for specific protocols, executing tests on distributed load generators, automated generation of reports, performing chaos engineering amongst others. The team has a lot of experience in rendering performance testing services using JMeter for all kinds of web applications, mobile applications, web services, APIs and internet based desktop applications and also extending the services with smart engineering, beyond what the core tools have to offer.
Considering website load testing services as the core for delivering a desirable user experience, our team has expertise with all the intricate nuances involved in the whole process and continues to research and evolve with ongoing technology changes in this space. As a performance testing company, besides the other quality services we provide, the offerings in this space, address the requirements of products in several domains and technologies.
Seraphim offers the whole gamut of services in the performance engineering space, right from working with business to gather requirements all the way to performance tuning. Our software performance testing services are customized based on client’s requirements, current state of performance maturity and their challenges at hand. In specific cases, we have evaluated the product, the current state of application performance in the live environment to suggest strategy, script and infrastructure level changes needed to reach desirable levels of performance. From such a consulting mode, all the way to a pure execution mode, we collaborate with multiple teams to ensure a tailor-made performance testing program. The performance test effort is also well integrated into the CI/CD pipeline to ensure ongoing continuous tests for load and scale, besides just the core functional tests. Herein integration with tools such as Jenkins, automated reporting, custom alerts are all work items that we have implemented for several ISVs. A quick outline of our services are as listed below.
Our Performance Testing Differentiators
- Team of seasoned performance engineers, with the right mix of product development, testing and years of performance testing/tuning, capacity management experience
- Cloud based test labs, for on demand scalability and flexibility. Able to simulate real world traffic from different geographies with minimal cost for and investments by clients
- End to end performance engineering experience using all leading commercial/licensed and open source performance engineering tools
- Internal frameworks built on open source tools like JMeter for effective performance test result reporting and system monitoring
Performance testing services is a niche we have been providing to several clients, leveraging open source and commercial tools and technologies along with our own IP frameworks in delivering a customizable performance test strategy to align with one’s quality goals
Custom Touch in Every Effort
While at the core, a performance engineering effort’s goals will largely remain the same for most organizations, each of their needs are very different. The technologies being used, the overall setup, the end user expectations, the deployment scenario, the interactions amongst varied components – all of these independently and together have a significant role to play in identifying and aligning with the performance engineering goals. We take pride and care in handling the uniqueness of every situation to custom create a performance engineering strategy. Tasks such as rebuilding the application inside JMeter to support a protocol that lacked support from any testing tool, arranging for a performance compatibility effort to ensure the multi-factors at play are not missed, varied levels of reporting to ensure requirements of all stakeholders have been addressed, have all been part of such custom efforts we have taken up for clients. There are several more such interesting performance testing case studies based on the work we have done over the years. Feel free to reach out to us for more details.
In alignment with Seraphim core mission of service excellence, performance testing is a space where ongoing research in advanced frameworks, tools, and innovations helps us bring in optimum throughput, scalability, and responsiveness in the apps we test. The digital transformation in recent times has further necessitated a robust performance strategy for global ISVs that often calls for custom solutions. Seraphim experience having served customers for the last several years combined with ongoing R&D, positions us well to bring in scalable and reliable performance solutions across domains and technologies.