Determine how the system operates at a given load.
Load testing will show whether the system is ready to be deployed on production.
Find maximal system performance.
For example, how many users will be able to work on the site at the same time.
Optimize the performance.
Stress testing helps developers to find and eliminate bottleneсks.
Test the new version of software.
You’ll be able to compare the performance of different versions of an IT system, or different hardware/software configurations.
Choose the optimal hardware.
Choose the optimal hardware. Performance testing will help to accurately determine the equipment parameters, sufficient to operate your system at a given load.
Prepare for the migration or centralization of information systems.
After changing the architecture, you’ll need to make sure that the system performance is sufficient
Load testing allows you to simulate the future behavior of the system, when the number of users and data increases significantly
Load Testing Services
Performance Lab helps you determine how a system performs under different loads.
We find bottlenecks and ways to fix them.
Finding a good performance testing services is not easy
After all, a contractor has to be an expert in the field of testing methodology, be proficient in a variety of complex tools, be able to find bottlenecks and make recommendations for optimizing performance.
This is why clients choose us. You get a reliable partner. We have performed load testing from for more than 10 years. More than 70 load and performance engineers test complex systems daily, providing services to banks, telecom, retail, and healthcare companies. We can solve your most complex tasks as well.
Empowering enterprise business everywhere
Our premier performance testing services are recommended by leading experts in different industries
Lenta, a regular Performance Lab client and one of the largest retail chains in Russia, uses the SAP BW platform to perform this analysis. A few years ago, they decided to make it more efficient by selecting the fastest database management system (DBMS).
The customer was faced with an ambitious task of launching a pilot project in general education schools in six regions of the country during six months and then replicating the project to all of the general education schools.
Our company was approached during the Bank's transformation, in which they expected increasing demand for its products, leading to more user operations and higher system load. The system being tested is a credit approval system based on Siebel CRM. The system provides functionality for working with card and credit products, making it possible to conduct the full range of credit-servicing operations.
Why do you need performance testing?
Software performance testing is an important part of software development, because it makes it possible to assess the speed of operations, ascertain the permissible number of simultaneously active users or simultaneous transactions, and determine how the volume of data affects the performance of an IT solution.
It allows to:
The load is very similar to a real load, so this method can accurately estimate the maximum performance.
In software load testing, a system is placed under a load using "virtual users", which emulate the
actions of real users. The load is very similar to a real load, so this method can accurately
the maximum performance. Performance Lab uses special tools such as Boomq, JMeter and LoadRunner to
generate the load.
By controlling the load level during testing, our performance testers determine whether the system satisfies performance requirements, such as the number of operations per hour, response time, number of simultaneously active users, etc.
Types of performance testing services offered
Load testing is modelling the expected usage of a software program by simulating multiple users accessing the program concurrently. It is conducted in order to confirm the system’s compliance with established performance requirements.
Stress testing evaluates the reliability and resilience of a system operating under stress load conditions. A stress load exceeds the maximum permissible level many times over, so we know in advance that the system will be unable to cope and will fail.
Stability testing makes it possible to simulate the behaviour of a system under a sustained load (from several hours to several days). Tests are run under average load conditions and help bring to light memory leaks and buffer/array/table overflows.
Reliability testing is conducted to determine the ability of a system to withstand and recover from possible sudden failures. This type of testing is targeted at recovery systems (duplicating the main system functionality), which, in case of failure, will secure the data and prevent database corruption.
Synthetic testing is a way to check the system performance in terms of infrastructure and application performance metrics such as disk reading or writing speed, the speed of memory page communication, and network utilization.
Volume testing determines the relationship between a system's performance and the size of a database. As a rule, the volume of data in any IT system grows with time, resulting in slower execution of operations that involve an application querying a database.
Performance testing project stages
Project start: Bringing in the specialists
Performance Lab specialists can work at provided workplaces of the client’s choosing, or remotely through secure Internet access to the testing environment.
Designing and coordinating testing methodology
An appropriate testing methodology is designed by software load testers after analyzing the system’s documentation, examining its business processes, and communicating with specialists at the client company.
Determining the load profile
This profile is composed of a number of operations with pre-set execution rates. The number of these operations can be determined based on statistical information, or by analyzing the requirements of the system.
Test model design
Designing the test model is the most important and technologically complex stage. This is the point at which the load testing instruments are created and tuned.
- Execution of tests in accordance with load scenarios
- Processing results
- Evaluating the validity of test results.
The results of these tests are analyzed by Performance Lab specialists when preparing their conclusions and recommendations.
Preparation of the report that contains testing results and the list of detected problems and recommendations, as well as the creation of the testing instructions.
Why Performance Lab?
Performance Lab is a widely recognized load and performance testing company. Our technology has no counterpart and supports testing not only for systems that use well-known protocols, but also for systems with proprietary protocols. We tests systems with asynchronous calls, as well as systems with complex and encrypted protocols, enterprise service buses, and web services.
Our technology has no counterpart and supports testing systems with proprietary protocols.
When working with us you can be certain that:
- Leading performance testing practices will be utilized in your project.
- Performance problems and bottlenecks will be located and described.
- The risks of degraded performance, bugs, and failures in your system will be minimized.
- You will receive realistic recommendations for optimization that will let you increase performance (in our experience, it is not uncommon for our recommendations to boost an IT system’s performance by more than 100-fold).
Got a project in mind?
There is no better place for a QA solution than Performance Lab.
Drop us a line to find out what our team can do for you.