In the data-driven world, we live in today, it would be like having a superpower to acquire the right information and act on it to take big decisions. For it is no longer enough to turn data into insight, it is necessary to turn insight into action. The organizational culture of creating a strategic roadmap to capture data is crucial for success and nowhere it is truer than in software testing. 

But there is a question lurking: how do you measure the success and capability of application development? Wrestling with this question led enterprises to performance testing, an invaluable part of application development. A robust performance testing can evaluate and ensure the scalability and stability of the system.

But it takes a comprehensive program to measure the performance testing, which is an overwhelming challenge. This is the reason why rarely do developers succeed in obtaining information necessary to improve the quality of their software and reduce project failures. Performance testing metrics is the key that helps businesses in getting to the bottom of an issue and actionable metrics are crucial to uncovering the cause of the performance issue.

Aspire’s Performance Testing Framework –APTf 2.0 prepares companies to meet these complexities: The performance testing platform provides the right mix of capabilities to collect, aggregate, and report performance metrics. APTf 2.0 is a powerful tool that builds contextual visual representation from performance testing metrics. The solution framework empowers testing teams to review the metrics to get a coherent understanding of the circumstances that caused the performance issue in the first place.

But what makes APTf 2.0 a unique performance testing framework that stands out from the crowded market of load testing? In fact, LoadRunner and JMeter are two of the most popular tools widely used to measure the performance of large-scale software applications. APTf 2.0 is up against these frontrunners.

Learn How to Achieve Intuitive Metrics and Insightful Dashboards for Better Decision Making

Load test simulations ensure increased application availability by emulating the actual user actions with the application. But when you use JMeter, it tracks only the time it takes from sending a request to the server and receiving a response. JMeter is incapable of measuring how the received data from the server works on a real browser. Whereas LoadRunner can process either protocol or browser testing. This is how LoadRunner tries to calculate the response time. 

User Simulation: APTf 2.0’s Hybrid Approach 

But APTf 2.0 is way ahead in its innovation as the platform provides a hybrid framework where it can perform both browser and protocol testing quite effectively.

Performance Metrics Reporting: APTf 2.0’s Visualization

Performance testing metrics are often providing a skewed view that doesn’t actually reflect reality. In that case, it is required for the testing team to navigate across multiple systems to measure the real metrics. Now APTf 2.0 unravels the power of visual representation by leveraging Grafana, an open-source, web-based data visualization solution. 

APTf 2.0 ties all the critical performance metrics together and presents the information on the custom dashboard in a contextualized and consolidated way.

On the other hand, in both JMeter and LoadRunner, the reporting solution comes in-built, which means the platforms are inflexible to represent custom dashboards.

Test Monitoring: APTf 2.0’s Real-Time Visibility

APTf 2.0 efficiently pulls all the performance metrics together and allows Grafana to throw them all into the intuitive dashboards. This continuous monitoring delivers real-time insights at an accelerated pace to improve performance testing operations and more rapidly deliver high-quality applications.

This real-time monitoring is completely absent from JMeter. While LoadRunner can monitor metrics in real-time somewhat, APTf 2.0 alone can tightly integrate with third-party tools such as BackendListener,
InfluxDB, and Grafana.

Leveraging Out-Of-The-Box Solutions: APTf 2.0’s Rich Integration

Enterprise application performance testing teams face mounting pressure to accelerate the speed of application delivery. It is of paramount importance that an enterprise’s performance objectives are rightly linked to testing metrics. How to make the transition towards using a reporting suite?

APTf 2.0 enables a virtuous cycle of continuous improvement by integrating with some of the renowned Application performance management (APM) solutions such as Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic, etc. Although LoadRunner is integrable with SiteScope & Diagnostics, JMeter lacks the APM integration feature.

For Continuous Integration, APTf 2.0 leads again by integrating with Jenkins and Azure DevOps for robust reporting and faster value delivery.

The pioneering performance monitoring and reporting solution

Performance testing will never be the same with APTf 2.0. Unlike the traditional manual reporting that pushed testing teams for slow deployments and configurations, APTf 2.0 understands the need to change the way the data is perceived and represented.

Along with providing a complete solution to maximize data manageability and customization, APTf 2.0 reduces 50% of your testing efforts and helps you save 40% of overall costs.

With streamlined performance testing metrics, and by providing dashboards that brim with interactive charts and graphs, APTf 2.0 helps testing teams to gain actionable insights and eliminate information paralysis across the entire performance testing touchpoints.

 

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Kevin Paul