• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 35, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Evaluation of Cloud based Performance Testing for Online Shopping Websites


Performance testing of a web application is apprehensive with accomplishing response times, throughput, and resourceutilization levels that gather the performance objectives for that applications or websites. Enterprises become assume nowadays, all users with an internet access are a potential customer. Product and service accessibility in the physical location is speedily being replaced by online shopping. Online shopping in India is growing at a very fast manner. At the same time, there is an extreme competition in e-commerce space, especially among top three players namely Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon. When online shopping websites announce campaigns, offers, and sales, there is often an uncontrolled rush of buyers to these sites and most often the infrastructure behind these retail websites are not powerful enough to handle the huge volume. In order to evaluate the performance of the retail web applications from each physical location, cloud based performance testing will be the key solution. The performance tests could be run with the load generators by utilizing cloud service providers such as Amazon, Rack space etc. Alternatively, Cloud based performance testing tools could be used for finding the performance of a web application. There is no single tool will be used for all performance measure of a web application. The right choice of testing tools really depends on multiple parameters including customer application architecture, context and customer needs. With this analyzing the importance of the performance of the web application increasing, it is a good idea to evaluate some of the popular open source Performance testing tools. Cloud based software test automation offers Cost Effectiveness, Benefits of Virtualization, More collaboration, Quicker Testing and Reduced IT management effort.
Keywords: Cloud Testing, Customer Satisfaction, E-Commerce, Open Source Testing Tools, Performance Testing 


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