Products: HCL OneTest
To simulate real world traffic during their performance tests, the airline’s performance engineering team had to test and orchestrate load generation across the entire enterprise landscape, including third-party applications such as business partner applications in the public cloud and behind the firewall of the vendor. Several of the applications needed were either not dedicated or not available for performance testing, and as such they needed a way to simulate them in tandem with the load generators.
The team needed extremely realistic, and therefore complex, load generation scenarios to ensure the production release could handle the many users from many locations including both cloud-based and in-house load. To create these load generation scenarios, they used HCL OneTest Virtualization to simulate dependent applications that were not available or did not meet the performance requirements needed. They then used HCL OneTest Performance to create the tests and to generate the appropriate load for each stage of the testing.
During the five-months of performance testing, the team orchestrated and ran nearly 700 performance test runs ranging from one to 12 hours in duration, peaking at more than 700 front-end transactions per second in some scenarios. HCL OneTest’s versatile and flexible reporting ensured the team could easily validate against the performance testing success criteria quickly and accurately. Right from the outset, the team saw value from its performance tests when it discovered four response time issues that were already present in production.
About HCL OneTest
HCL OneTest supports user interface, performance and API testing, as well as service virtualization and data fabrication throughout a project lifecycle. It features a script-less, wizard-driven test authoring environment and support for more than 100 technologies and protocols. HCL OneTest belongs to the DevSecOps product domain of HCL Software which is a division of HCL Technologies (HCL) that operates its primary software business. It develops, markets, sells and supports more than 20 product families in the areas of DevSecOps, Automation, Digital Solutions, Data Management, Marketing and Commerce, and Mainframes. For more information, visithcltechsw.com/OneTest.