Application Performance Engineering
Building Applications Right the First Time
Many IT organizations find themselves faced with the need to re-engineer or re-architect a key business system in order to improve performance and remain competitive. In many cases, the reason for this dilemma can be traced back to a systemic problem in the software development process―a failure to effectively understand and address the key performance drivers of Speed, Scalability and Stability. A failure to address any of these critical components of an application throughout the software development process can lead to performance problems once the system is moved into production.
Performance is not a characteristic of business systems that simply emerge as the application is constructed. It must be engineered into the system from the very beginning of the software development process and then validated and verified as the application moves through the various stages of development. As a software company, Compuware has firmly established a set of best practices for ensuring that software is engineered to meet, and often exceed, the performance expectations for the systems being built.
When software systems are built with a focus on the key performance components of Speed, Scalability and Stability, you can be assured they are well positioned to grow and expand as the business does over time. When you couple these same systems with an end-to-end monitoring solution in the production setting, you will also be able to effectively manage capacity and expand these systems at the appropriate points in time to preclude the negative impact that over-subscribed systems can have on the business of the enterprise.
Over the past three decades, Compuware has focused its attention on technology performance and we offer our customers the benefits of the lessons we’ve learned through a well defined and time-proven application performance engineering methodology. Our methodology can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any organization by reaching a balance among quality management, performance management and duration of the software development process.