Compuware Upgrades Load Testing for Web, Mobile and Cloud Applications

Compuware Corporation introduced a load testing solution that it says enables organizations to find and fix performance and scalability problems across the entire application delivery chain. Compuware Gomez 360° Web Load Testing brings together two testing solutions - Gomez Web Load Testing and dynaTrace Test Center Edition - into one integrated offering.

This new solution is designed to rapidly identify user experience performance problems, the vendor says. Customers may test web, mobile and cloud applications, Jeff Loeb, vice president of product marketing for Compuware's Application Performance Management Business, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "We are now able to identify the problem wherever it exists across that entire web application delivery chain."

The result is that companies can achieve faster time to market for new applications and features, and also reduce the number of testing iterations, improving the productivity around the whole testing process, Loeb says.

According to Compuware, the application delivery chain has become more complex with content and web services delivered to end users' browsers from multiple sources. An average web transaction includes components delivered from over eight hosts - many originating outside the data center such as content delivery networks (CDNs), news feeds, ads, analytics, bill payment and e-commerce platforms.

The new solution furthers the company's philosophy of providing visibility from the first mile - the data center - to the last mile - the user,combining the traditional strengths of Gomez Web Load Testing, with dynaTrace's deep-dive application analytics,  says Loeb.

Gomez 360° Web Load Testing uses dynaTrace's PurePath Technology for transaction-pure detail, complete with code-level context, for 100% of the transactions run during load testing. All sessions are recorded continuously for off-line analysis and team collaboration. This detail provides complete visibility into how applications behave under load and spots problems in an organization's own and third-party code. The ability to work offline means that distributed teams can now work as one without confusion or delay, and third-party vendors can also be easily integrated into the process.

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