Engineers make things work with value-added technologies, 3rd party software and the Performance Studio. We are Performance Engineers. Tooling and implementation belong to the daily activities of our consultants at customers’ site. In fact, we design and integrate the adapted solutions while leveraging existing customer assets, open-source and value-added technologies for building, testing and managing business critical applications.
AppDynamics makes the ease of use their challenge number 1. The leading APM technology has been designed with minimal configuration and manual instrumentation in mind. They succeed to a large extent making them a real competitor to the two big APM providers.
Early adopters of AppDynamics in Switzerland have chosen Sword Performance as their APM consulting and integration partner.
Dynatrace has brought its suite of Application Performance Management (APM) products under one name, Dynatrace. This new product family name and brand underscores the integration and unification of a new generation of user-centric APM. Dynatrace products provide the critical insights you need to see your applications and digital channels through the lens of your end users.
CA APM and CA UIM
CA Application Performance Management was the clear leader in the J2EE monitoring space for many years. CA APM is built atop of Wily Technology and has been extended over the last releases to improve the end-user experience, application-aware network monitoring and analytics capabilities. Besides, CA Technologies has recently released CA MAA (Mobile App Analytics) that can be nicely integrated with CA APM and offer a valuable addition for Mobile Application.
Moreover, our customers are investing in state-of-the-art monitoring technologies such as APM, Cloud Monitoring and Analytics and are at the same time looking for a cost-efficient coverage of the remaining monitoring spaces: servers, network, and standard applications. CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM) is a very attractive next-generation monitoring platform thanks to its scalable architecture, intuitive user interface and broad technology coverage. In addition, CA UIM offers strong service management coverage in the same tool.
CA Continuous Application Insight (ITKO) optimizes customer experience and time to market improving application quality with transaction discovery, insight, and automation. This technology is leading in the emerging market of service virtualisation. It enables you to capture, model and simulate services, thereby eliminating major constraints for (continuous) testing.
The integration with CA APM provides a major enabler for DevOps.
HP BSM & SiteScope
HP Software is the testing market leader since years. LoadRunner, Quality Center and QTP are the most used tools on the market.
With BSM, HP provides one of the most complete, integrated and mature E2E and unified monitoring platform on the market. From infrastructure and application monitoring, through central event and performance management until analytics, HP BSM is covering the key layers and components for a unified monitoring architecture.
HP SiteScope is an agentless application monitoring software offering heterogeneous and hybrid support, quick time to value, and ease of installation, configuration, and use.
Netuitive is one of the pioneers and leader in the behaviour-learning technology in the IT Industry. Analytics is the fifth dimension in the Gartner APM model and is therefore essential for mature APM deployment. Netuitive’s value proposition to manage virtualised environments is the second usage scenario for Sword performance customers.
BMC TrueSight performance, availability, and capacity management solutions help you tune your entire IT environment.
BMC TrueSight Operations Management monitors complex IT environments and analyzes diverse data to deliver actionable IT insight that helps you solve business problems.
BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics, a key component of TrueSight Operations Management, automatically collects and correlates machine/log data in real time to proactively identify problems and prevent them from recurring.
BMC Discovery, formerly ADDM, is a digital enterprise management solution that automates asset discovery and application dependency mapping to build a holistic view of all your data center assets and the relationships between them.
Splunk® offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make your company more productive, profitable, competitive and secure.
As the enterprise cloud company, ServiceNow provides a service model that defines, structures and automates the flow of work, removing email and spreadsheets from the process to streamline the delivery of services. With roots in IT, the ServiceNow service management solutions address all the service domains of modern enterprises.
Since 2005, Neotys has helped companies in more than 60 countries ensure their applications’ reliability, performance and quality. Neotys is a leading innovator in load and performance testing solutions. In pioneering Continuous Performance Testing, Neotys enables Development, QA and IT Operations to quickly and efficiently test the quality and speed of their applications. From application component testing to system-wide testing, Neotys’ product NeoLoad provides end-to-end performance validation. More than 1,600 organizations globally have selected NeoLoad because it is Agile, easy to use and supports all RIA and Mobile technologies. All this is backed by a dedicated team of Neotys professional services, support, and an extensive partner network to ensure success.
For more information, visit www.neotys.com
Performance Studio was first designed and developed as an integrated and extendable environment to manage Performance Engineering throughout the entire application lifecycle. Thus, the Performance Studio can be seen as a central hub for application performance artefacts along the whole life cycle from requirements, through test plan and report until SLA and operations reports.
Challenges for Continuous Performance
Adoption of continuous performance is mainly facing the following challenges:
- The Puzzle Syndrome: Ownership, tools & costs fragmented between Development/QA, Performance Testing and APM teams
- Cost and duration of Performance Testing may increase with the number of the sprints
- Adoption by developers: resistance for “additional” development workbenches and QA consoles
The solution is… Performance Studio
The only eclipse-based and pure Java performance testing technology which integrates out-of-the-box, low cost Performance Testing with Continuous Integration, code QA and APM. Built as an eclipse plug-in and using Java as scripting language, it is easy to adopt by developers and leverages existing tools such as CI, Sonar and APM.
The latest release of the Performance Studio offers the first solution in the IT industry tackling the agile challenges:
- Performance Studio automates the execution of performance test as a part of a continuous integration process managed by Hudson or Jenkins
- Performance Studio extends Sonar code QA dashboards with a dedicated performance dashboard populated by analytics based on performance requirements and test results
- Performance Studio implements integration mechanisms for the top three widely used commercial APM technologies: CA APM, DynaTrace and AppDynamics
MORE TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES
Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 400 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project. Performance Studio can be fully integrated in Jenkins CI.
As any Continuous Server, Jenkins can start Sword Performance test scripts as a part of the CI workflow.
SonarQube is the open source platform for continuous inspection of code quality. The SonarQube platform is used in more than 25,000 organizations and is therefore one of the most used code QA platform across the world. Performance Studio can be fully integrated in Jenkins CI.
Performance Studio extends Sonar code QA dashboards with a dedicated Performance dashboards populated by analytics based on the Performance requirements and test results.
IBM Rational Software
Many of Sword Performance’s customers using Rational Unified Process as software engineering approach have Rational Performance Tester as their standard load testing tool.
Resulting from the merge of the testing suite of Compuware, Segue and Borland, the Testing Suite from Microfocus belongs to the leader in this area.
Sword Performance and Microfocus have started their collaboration in order to bring to their customer a joint value proposition based on cost-efficiency and broad technology coverage from the mainframe to web 2.0.