Many companies do not load test enough before integrating Hyperion into their company’s software infrastructure. The reason is that load testing typically brings with it many challenges, challenges which many companies simply to not know how to deal with.
This is unfortunate, because load testing Hyperion applications is critical to successfully using the performance tracking software. When it is put under the stress of multiple users accessing it at the same time, it is oftentimes unable to properly track the performance of employees and resources.
Load testing allows you to identify these problems in a controlled environment where performance issues do not affect the workings of your company.
So what are these challenges that hinder the efforts of many companies to properly load test their applications? This article will identify these challenges and discuss solutions to them so that you are able to breeze by them, successfully conduct an effective load testing campaign, and ultimately enjoy the benefits of Hyperion.
One common challenge faced when load testing is keeping costs under control. Unfortunately, with many Hyperion load testing applications, costs can easily spiral out of control. When you add up the cost of the load tester with the costs of consulting and labor to set up the load tests, it is no surprise that cost containment is a serious problem.
Another challenge is getting the application out in a reasonable amount of time. Many companies view testing as a worthy endeavor, but are taken aback by the amount of time many tests require to conduct. Load testing suffers from this reputation, and it is a very real one with many load testers on the market today.
Finally, getting and applying useful data is a serious challenge. Ultimately this is at the heart of load testing, since the whole purpose of load testing is to get performance data at different levels of stress. Many load testers do not perform realistic simulation, and fewer give usable data in an easy to interpret format.
As you would expect, overcoming these challenges depends in large part on the load tester that you invest in. Investing in the wrong load tester will doom you to high costs, lengthy delays and questionable data.
So what kind of load testing application will help you overcome these challenges? Let’s look at one of the best load testers for Hyperion: AppLoader.
The reason why a load tester like AppLoader is so good is because it has features which overcome these different challenges. Costs are kept under control because AppLoader is protocol independent. Delays are reduced because it is easy to use, making it easy to set up and execute multiple load tests. Quality data is ensured because it tests from the end user’s point of view and reports with easy to interpret charts and graphs.
While the challenges of load testing may initially seem overwhelming, they absolutely do not have to be. If you make a sensible decision with your load tester, then you can set yourself up to load test your Hyperion performance tracking applications effectively without draining your bank account or lengthening the amount of time your company goes without its benefits.