Recommendations for Performance Benchmarking
Source: Infosys Technologies
For an application, it is no longer sufficient to test functionality alone. Testing an application to ensure that it satisfies the desired performance parameters is fast becoming the norm. Performance testing and benchmarking of an application can be performed before deploying the product in the production environment or after the deployment. If the business is expected to grow, the organization should ascertain the application's ability to support the extended business volumes on existing infrastructure and the potential areas of concern or bottlenecks in terms of performance. It is essential to identify the areas where enhancements, tuning and upgrade are required. Performance testing and benchmarking also provide proof of the performance of the product and set a baseline for further enhancement in the application.