Bottlenecks can occur during performance testing and load testing or performance modelling exercises. They can also turn up unannounced in your production environment.
When something breaks, or response times suddenly elongate in your production environment, it is natural to try and work out what has changed. What has been introduced to the application so that performance is suffering and your users are complaining? Maybe there has been a code drop? Maybe a configuration has been amended? This can be a good approach and backing out the change could resolve the performance issues. This is not always the case.
Our performance experts are more interested in attempting to identify where the bottleneck is and what is causing it. By stepping logically through clues, the performance expert will be able to narrow down the area causing the problem.
Our company has the expertise at hand to investigate and diagnose performance problems quickly and efficiently.
By providing database, web and application servers tuning capability, we are able to look at the application as a whole.
Performance tuning goes hand in hand with performance testing and performance modelling. Using targeted testing and modelling procedures, and extensive monitoring techniques, bottlenecks within your application can readily be identified and resolved. By conducting an analysis of the results, points of tuning can be determined and specific tuning advice can be provided.
In our experience, databases are the single biggest cause of performance issues for an application. By a combination of database configuration changes coupled with tuning of application queries, significant improvements in database performance can be obtained. Please see our knowledge base article on database performance issues.
We can also pinpoint issues related to your network media. We are a Testing consultancy and can help you with your requirements.