System design
Load testing
Performance analysis
Tuning and troubleshooting
Benchmarking and load testing
Benchmarking and Load testing are separate activities that are united by a common approach. Benchmarking is usually used in platform comparison exercises (e.g. benchmarking Documentum Content Server performance running on SQL Server versus Oracle). Load Testing is more usually undertaken to prove the capacity of an existing system.

A flexible strategy is developed that incorporates:

  • Workload characterisation
  • Use of 3rd party load tools (e.g. Mercury loadrunner) or bespoke scripts
  • Script customisation
  • System & Monitoring set-up
  • Test execution
  • Test analysis and report preparation