Spike95 deliver extensive test simulations from design to implementation, driving out critical problems and delivering class-leading performance.
Performance problems largely fall into four broad areas. Understanding where your issues lie allows Spike95’s experts to design targeted performance engineering and performance testing activities.
Scalability problems are often evidenced by long response times or high resource usage. Often this comes down to developers not writing the software with scale in mind. Problems like single threading can be flushed out early in design. We also recommend using component level tests and simple timing points during code development.
As demand grows so you should be able to add more hardware to support, right? Not always. Many components like networks, processors, databases have physical limits. Adding more capacity to resolve a problem like poor response times during busy periods feels logical but needs the software to be architected and tested to balance across those additional resources.
Every so often things just stop working. These infuriating hard to find problems often appear to go away by themselves or clear after manual action. But, they may have caused a poor customer experience or, worse, some form of catastrophic data loss. The concurrency problem may appear fixed but the underlying condition that caused the process to crash or database to deadlock will be highly likely to return.
Once in production, you may well see performance degrading over time. Maybe it’s memory or CPU not freeing up so eventually something goes bang. Or response times that were stable gradually tick up. The system may also need more maintenance than expected. Often reliability is not the first aim when aiming to get to market but unreliable software will ultimately cost you money or create more downtime than necessary.
Our performance specialists bring deep technical experience.
Combined with the structured approach and guiding principles in our method, this ensures every Spike95 consultant follows a tried and tested approach to deliver you the best possible solution.
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As well as our full lifecycle capability, our fast track approaches will get you moving and quickly realize benefits.