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DEFINITION: Performance testing is the process of determining the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network, software program or device. This process can involve quantitative tests done in a lab, such as measuring the response time or the number of MIPS (millions of instructions per second) at which a system functions. Qualitative attributes such as reliability, scalability and interoperability may also be  … 
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OCZ SSDs and Energy Efficiency: Improved performance and power savings through the benefits of innovative solid state storage solutions
sponsored by OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the demand for information access has increased exponentially over the past decade to meet the growth of the Internet as whole, including e-commerce and commercial databases, the demand placed on datacenters has intensified. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2010 | Published: 11 Aug 2010

OCZ Technology Group, Inc.

Sybase IQ: An Advanced Columnar Data Warehouse Architecture
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: A Winter Corporation white paper, this paper examines the architecture and performance of Sybase IQ in view of the requirements of demanding new BI and data warehouse applications. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010 | Published: 05 Aug 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

The Value of Performance Metrics in Managing IT Service
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how CA Technologies is helping IT manage changing environments and assure service levels across the enterprise.
Posted: 01 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

CA Technologies.

Overcoming Network Degradation Blues with OpManager NCM Plug-in
sponsored by ManageEngine
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the network configuration management challenges, the need for the NCM plug-in and its benefits. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

ManageEngine

Data Loss Prevention Stops Data Leaks Where They Start
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Trend Micro Data Loss Prevention is a family of advanced DLP solutions that provide maximum protection for an enterprise’s critical information at endpoints, the point of use. The new built-in encryption module provides protection against unauthorized access to sensitive data on removable devices, one of the greatest risk areas for data loss.
Posted: 16 Jul 2010 | Published: 15 Jul 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Reduce Costs & Increase Microsoft SQL Server OLTP Workload Service Levels: PowerEdge 2850 Consolidation to PowerEdge 11th Generation
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft SQL
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an exploration of how organizations can gain significant performance and cost benefits by upgrading legacy 2-socket servers to new Dell PowerEdge 11th generation 4/2-socket servers.
Posted: 12 Jul 2010 | Published: 23 Apr 2010

Dell and Microsoft SQL

The Top 5 Reasons for 64-bit Business Intelligence
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: This research paper, based on independent third-party research and MicroStrategy surveys of customers using business intelligence (BI) in 64-bit environments, explores adoption trends leading to a 64-bit era in business intelligence. Read on to find out so much more.
Posted: 30 Jun 2010 | Published: 30 Jun 2010

MicroStrategy Incorporated

Make the Most of Your Customer COE: A 3-Step Approach
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To achieve effective objectives and drive effective Application Lifecycle Management, an organization must transform its Customer COE by enhancing the value it delivers to the business. Read this paper to learn so much more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2010 | Published: 23 Jun 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Steps to Discovery and Protection of Sensitive Data: Find IT. Search IT. Mask IT.
sponsored by dataguise, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Protecting sensitive data in the enterprise has never been more important, or more challenging. An effective data protection strategy must start with finding all of the data repositories on the network and identifying all of the sensitive data contained in those repositories. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

dataguise, Inc.

Best Practices in Performance Measurement and Reporting: Understanding the Global Investment Performance Standards®
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Whether you are just starting a compliance program or need to fine-tune your existing process, this document will help you understand the steps involved in becoming GIPS compliant. It is not a substitute for the Standards themselves. It is designed to help you understand the value of compliance, what’s needed to achieve it, pitfalls to avoid.
Posted: 23 Apr 2010 | Published: 23 Apr 2010

Advent Software, Inc

Process Automation With VMware
sponsored by UC4 Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you’ll discover how to grapple virtualization's complexities by automating time drains like on/off control, making backups and snapshots, and provisioning resources (virtual machines).
Posted: 08 Feb 2010 | Published: 08 Feb 2010

UC4 Software, Inc

Using Performance Drivers to Enhance Business Success: Identifying, Visualizing and Analyzing Key Performance Drivers (KPD metrics)
sponsored by myDIALS Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines performance metrics and focuses on the nature, identification and use of Key Performance Drivers to enhance business success. It illustrates how these KPD metrics can be visualized and logically related to the Key Performance Indicators that measure those outcomes.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Published: 04 Nov 2009

myDIALS Inc.

Addressing the Destructive Business Impact of Data Performance Problems
sponsored by Syncsort
WHITE PAPER: This paper details non-disruptive strategies for eliminating performance problems in existing data integration environments.
Posted: 29 Oct 2009 | Published: 28 Oct 2009

Syncsort

There Is No Execution without Integration: MES Adoption Drives Performance
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Many manufacturers today are getting caught on the wrong side of a technology adoption wave that is quickly gaining momentum. This benchmark study is a roadmap for reducing overall manufacturing costs through the utilization of manufacturing technologies.
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP AG

Rapid Bottleneck Identification - A Better Way to do Load Testing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Rapid bottleneck identification (RBI) is a new testing methodology that allows quality assurance (QA) professionals to very quickly uncover Web application performance limitations and determine the impact of those limitations on the end user experience.
Posted: 12 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Oracle Corporation

A Library Based Approach to Threading for Performance
sponsored by Intel Software Network
WHITE PAPER: Libraries play an important role in threading software to run faster on Intel multi-core platforms. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 22 May 2008

Intel Software Network

Gaining the Performance Edge Using a Column-Oriented Database Management System
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the data explosion phenomenon and why column-oriented database systems are able to provide the boost that is needed to gain the performance edge. The paper contrasts row-oriented systems with column-oriented systems, and then elaborates on the benefits of the columnar approach.
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

Enabling the Virtual Data Center: Simple, Affordable Virtualized ISCSI Storage for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Environments
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this solution brief learn how the Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series can provide a fully virtualized storage infrastructure that delivers high availability, resiliency, flexibility, and scalability that is simple and cost-effective to deploy, manage and grow.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Dell and Microsoft

Enterprise Performance Management: Joining Planning and Reporting for Superior Results
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper on enterprise performance to learn about financial and reporting requirements, when to adopt integrated enterprise performance management processes and system software, and hear about customer examples.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Oracle Corporation

Optimizing PC Performance with Simple Benchmarking Processes
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this paper to learn how to enhance PC performance and overall IT efficiency by utilizing Intel's unique new platform performance benchmarking process.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Testing as Managed Services - TMS
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Testing as Managed Service' also known as TMS is a delivery model which encompasses all the QA activities across project, programs and organization across enterprise domain. This document analyzes the challenges faced in testing enterprise applications and explains some enefits from successful implementation of TMS.
Posted: 27 Feb 2009 | Published: 27 Feb 2009

Wipro Technologies

SysML-Based Systems Engineering Using a Model-Driven Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes a SysML-based (Systems Modeling Language) process that systems engineers can use to capture requirements and specify architecture. The approach uses model execution as a means for requirements verification and validation.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Aligning Business and IT through Connected Requirements: Unifying the Development Process
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how the connected-requirements approach serves as the framework for the use of products and technologies that are designed to allow you to optimize team performance, align the development process with your organization's business goals and meet auditing and regulatory compliance requirements.
Posted: 20 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: the following article will share the results of SAP research as well as APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking Collaborative (OSBC) research. The OSBC research is the first global set of common standards for business processes and data, giving organizations an independent, authoritative resource for evaluating and improving business practices.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Automated Network Lifecycle Management-- Unifying Fault, Performance, and Configuration Management to Increase Uptime, Reduce Costs, and Minimize Human Error
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the benefits of state-of-the-art network fault management, performance management, and configuration management systems and the integration that brings them together.
Posted: 16 Dec 2008 | Published: 12 Dec 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company
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PERFORMANCE TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  evaluated. Performance testing is often done in conjunction with stress testing.Performance testing can verify that a system meets the specifications claimed by its manufacturer or vendor. The process can compare two or more devices or programs in terms of parameters such as speed, data transfer rate, bandwidth, throughput, efficiency or reliability. Performance testing can also be used as a diagnostic aid in locating communications bottlenecks. Often a system will work much better if a problem is resolved at a single point or in a single component. For example, even the fastest computer will … 
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