Load testing should be a positive experience, and if you select the right load testing application, it will be.
Many companies do not properly load test their applications, especially when they are trying to integrate multiple applications at the same time, such as the Oracle EBusiness Suite. They use cost and time as their excuses, and this really is a shame.
It is a shame because with the right load testing application, these challenges really do not come up.
So what features in a load tester help avoid these challenges? Here are some of the most important ones.
With the applications in the Oracle EBusiness Suite, this is absolutely the most important feature. The reason is that these applications run off different protocols. Some run off Java. Other .NET. Still other XML.
This means that unless you want to spend a tremendous amount of money on load testers, you should just invest in one load tester that is protocol independent and is capable of testing all of these types of applications.
You want to set up and execute multiple load tests in order to get a firm grasp on the application’s ability to perform both under normal levels of stress along with higher than normal levels of stress. The ease of use, and by extension the speed of the load tester, are important features that make this possible.
The data that you get when you test from the end user’s point of view is superior to any other type of load testing data. End user tests simulates what the people actually using the applications will experience, and getting data from their perspective is useful when improving performance.
Likewise, you want this data presented in an easy to interpret format.
One load testing application that has these features is AppLoader. AppLoader is protocol independent, easy to use, and tests from the end user’s point of view. Arming yourself with a quality load tester like AppLoader allows you to test all the applications in the Oracle EBusiness Suite in a way that is affordable, effectively and timely.
The resources and time that you save can then be put to use improving the applications and helping your company’s bottom line!