SOASTA Releases First Real-time OLAP Engine for Performance Testing

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Leader in Cloud Testing Extends Offering with First Business Intelligence Engine Purpose-Built for Web Performance Management

Over the course of my career I've focused on the challenge of delivering actionable information to decision makers by helping them navigate through the massive amounts of data in an enterprise

SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, today announced it has extended its industry leading performance testing solution CloudTest® with the release of CloudTest Analytics™, the first real-time Business Intelligence engine purpose-built for Performance Management. This new analytic engine includes a unique data extraction layer that captures any Web Performance metric from both inside and outside of firewalls. All the metrics are then aggregated and correlated onto a single real-time timeline using the CloudTest Analytics engine by pulling them from a scalable data warehouse. Performance engineers can quickly identify issues and optimize the performance of websites and web applications while tests are being run.

Built from the ground up by the SOASTA engineering team, with over 20 years of BI experience, CloudTest Analytics supports the unique needs of today’s web application development, performance management and testing communities in their drive to deliver the best web experience possible.

A powerful aspect of CloudTest Analytics is the new extraction layer, which can capture key performance metrics from a wide variety of existing production monitoring systems (such as those from AppDynamics, CA, dynaTrace, IBM, Keynote Systems, New Relic, Nimsoft and RightScale), as well as SOASTA’s own test monitors. With this new release, CloudTest provides comprehensive, actionable Performance Intelligence through innovative, gesture-based dashboards and widgets, which visualize the test and performance metrics in various charts, lists and crosstabs. Performance Engineers now have a compelling, consolidated, end-to-end view of all aspects of web performance including application and database servers, load balancers, instrumented code and bandwidth, all the way to actual end user experience. Testers can drill into live data while tests are running to pinpoint performance bottlenecks and potential areas of stress on a website.

“Over the course of my career I’ve focused on the challenge of delivering actionable information to decision makers by helping them navigate through the massive amounts of data in an enterprise,” said Ken Gardner, CTO and Executive Chairman, SOASTA. “Performance Engineering is a perfect application for the next generation of this technology as it’s become increasingly difficult to use existing enterprise tools to uncover the issues that cause latency and unreliability in the new world of rich-media, high traffic, consumer-facing websites.”

Today’s web applications are delivering the next generation of dynamic content to an extraordinary number of global users every day. Keeping pace with the speed and agility of today’s web development initiatives requires a next generation of testing and performance management solutions. SOASTA CloudTest leverages the resources of the Cloud and user communities to accurately simulate traffic hitting a website or application from outside the firewall, providing the baseline metrics for the real-time dashboard. This innovative approach has been employed by a growing list of leading consumer-facing websites around the globe for the past three years, including Intuit, Netflix, Mattel, Hallmark and Gilt Groupe.

About SOASTA
SOASTA’s mission is to ensure that today’s websites and applications are highly reliable and scalable. The company’s product, SOASTA CloudTest®, delivers performance intelligence by capturing data about all the elements that impact a website and immediately turning it into actionable information. Leveraging a unique, real-time analytic engine built exclusively for testing web and mobile applications, SOASTA CloudTest enables quality assurance and development teams to test and monitor their websites under both typical and extreme traffic conditions, at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest is available on-demand or as an appliance. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit http://www.soasta.com.

©SOASTA, Inc. 2010. SOASTA, SOASTA CloudTest, and SOASTA CloudTest On-Demand, are trademarks or registered trademarks of SOASTA, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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