Category: Performance

DevOps is pushing Performance and Security to the Forefront

  The DevOps philosophy is on its way to change our whole development chain which we’ve followed over many years, and especially once neglected disciplines such as security and performance testing will move to the […]

Why do we need Load and Performance Tests

Our expectations for reliable and responsive IT services are increasing, and users are more and more in the driver seat. If applications react slowly to user’s input or are not available, they stop to use […]

6 Pitfalls that waste your Performance Engineering budget

Many companies are cutting their IT costs. Outsourcing, out-tasking, and elimination of redundancies are some of those measures how organizations try to reduce spending on digital services. The competition is high and on the long […]

How to Select the Best Performance Testing Suite

Companies are often not happy with their performance testing suite because it is too expensive, usability is pure, and maintenance efforts are high, and re-use of automated testing scripts is extremely limited. In this post, […]

How to Create a Culture for Performance

Users expectations for reliable IT services are on the rise. Many applications are however not delivering acceptable response times, and potential customers abandon using those underperforming services. In this post, I will shine a light […]

Yesterday’s Performance Engineering approach can’t stop today’s Bottlenecks

New technology is popping up almost overnight, and the complexity of our applications is increasing. Virtualization, artificial intelligence, microservices, and machine learning are just the beginning, and there is much more to come. Some people argue that performance is the most important feature.

Does Fragmented Monitoring Keep you from Enterprise Insights

The best business application struggles from time to time, responds slow to user queries or is temporarily not available. Organizations learned that monitoring of critical components is the way to go. In this post, I will explain benefits and drawbacks involved in this development.

Performance Optimization is like painting the Golden Gate Bridge

Users speed expectations are on the rise and companies started investing in the optimization of their services and business processes. Outstanding players such as Amazon understood that the competition is high and bad user experience leads quickly to growing abandon rates. When those frustrated users start to spend their money on other, more reliable websites, it’s already too late.

Performance by Nature

User experience is the most important success criteria, and the expectation of our users is permanently on the rise. According to a recent study from Akamai, in 2006 the average business user expected response times of 4 seconds. Today, 49% expect load times of 2 seconds or below. In this post, I will shine a light on reasons why organizations are failing to meet users speed expectations followed by simple steps towards performance by nature.