Application performance testing

Performance requirements for web applications grow as more and more users utilize them for critical business transactions. To ensure that web applications meet their functional and business goals, frequent web application testing – specifically application performance testing that extends beyond a typical web page performance test – must be conducted. The results from testing indicate whether a web application meets its scalability, stability, and reliability requirements as well as its usability goals.

Types of Application Performance Testing

Application performance testing can be made up of several individual tests that encompass specific aspects of an application’s performance. Individual tests include:

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Best-of-Breed Application Performance Testing Products from Dynatrace

Dynatrace offers turnkey application performance management tools for application performance testing. Dynatrace products enable organizations to focus on production monitoring, performance engineering, user analytics, and launch readiness. Two key performance testing products from Dynatrace are Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring and Dynatrace Application Monitoring.

Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring is a cloud-based application performance testing service that uses scripted transactions to replicate user experience from multiple global locations. To replicate geographical diversity, high-volume load is generated from the public cloud for cloud performance testing. It can analyze hundreds of test executions involving thousands of objects across first and third-party hosts. Results can be compared against a competitor’s web benchmark. For load, stress, spike, and soak testing, Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring can generate realistically large user requests required by these tests to obtain meaningful and actionable results.

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Dynatrace Application Monitoring is a next-generation application monitoring solution that uses PurePath Technology® for end-to-end monitoring of application execution and PureStack® Technology which automatically correlates system metrics with individual transaction performance. Tracing for each transaction starts from user click through application logic execution through database query processing and back. Dynatrace Application Monitoring is the perfect tool with which to continuously monitor and optimize the performance of web and mobile applications.

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