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1,199 Customers Surveyed

8,195 Data Points Collected

65 Published TechFacts

35 Published Charts

73 Published Case Studies



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IBM DevOps Case Study

Tata Consultancy Services Delivers Projects Faster and Reduces Costs with IBM Rational Performance Tester

Introduction

This case study of Tata Consultancy Services is based on an October 2017 survey of IBM DevOps customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Faster project delivery / more on-time delivery, increased capacity to take on new projects for the business, and reduction in overall testing costs.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select IBM Rational Performance Tester:

  • Challenges they were facing in their software testing / software delivery process that led them to explore performance tester:
    • Missed project deadlines / late releases
    • Team productivity issues / inefficiencies in the testing process

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of IBM Rational Performance Tester that the surveyed company uses:

  • Applications they are developing using performance tester:
    • Web applications
    • Service-oriented architecture
    • Migration to a cloud infrastructure (private cloud, hybrid cloud, or public cloud)
  • Tools/techniques they were using prior to adopting IBM performance tester:
    • Nothing
  • Testing 11-50 applications/projects with the aid of IBM Rational Performance Tester.
  • Performance Tester Extensions they are currently using:
    • HTTP
    • 3270
    • Custom using SDK
  • Adopts new releases of IBM Rational Performance Tester only when advised to by support.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with IBM Rational Performance Tester:

  • Benefits their team experienced as a result of using IBM Rational Performance Tester:
    • Faster project delivery / more on-time delivery
    • Higher quality / fewer defects found in production
    • Improved developer and tester productivity
    • Better test coverage
    • Increased capacity to take on new projects for the business
    • Reduction in overall testing costs
  • Cites that it took 1-2 weeks to get started with IBM performance tester tools.

CTO Saves 20% with IBM Bluemix DevOps Services

Building and deploying within an integrated environment saved us 20% of our time.

Rob Guikers, CTO, Jibes B.V.

IBM UrbanCode Customer Research

How UrbanCode is Impacting Financial Services

What has been the greatest cultural impact of deployment automation within your organization?

"Release weekends" are less painless
23%
Productivity is up
22%
We’ve become less reactive, and more proactive with our work
15%
Improvements to morale and employee satisfaction
8%
Employee retention has improved
6%

Companies are moving off older technologies

What tools/techniques were you using prior to adopting IBM’s Rational Developer for System z?

ISPF, SDSF, SPUFI, and Endevor or Changeman
70%
Open source tools
4%
Home grown tools (REXX execs, ISPF edit macros, self-maintained build/deploy/test JCL jobs)
49%
Other IBM products
26%
Competitive products
13%
Other
9%

WAIT provides rapid application insights

43% of WAIT users said they got application performance insights in an hour or less.

IBM test automation and service virtualization Case Study

Global Software Company sets up test environments, improves test coverage by 51-75% with IBM test automation and service virtualization

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 computer software company is based on a June 2017 survey of IBM test automation and service virtualization customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Project complexity in terms of multiple test environments and changing services was addressed by our RTVS (IBM test automation and service virtualization) implementation.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select IBM test automation and service virtualization:

  • Faced the following challenges in their software testing / software delivery process which led them to explore test automation and service virtualization:
    • Team productivity issues / inefficiencies in the testing process
    • Insufficient or unavailable test environments
  • Is practicing the following:
    • API / Integration Testing
    • Automated Functional Testing
    • Performance Testing

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of IBM test automation and service virtualization that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is developing the following applications where they are using test automation test automation and service virtualization:
    • Web applications
    • Packaged applications (SAP, Oracle, etc)
  • Has 11-50 applications/projects within their organization being tested with the aid of test automation and service virtualization.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with IBM test automation and service virtualization:

  • Feels that IBM test automation and service virtualization offering has the advantage over other options because of the following reason:
    • Ease of use
  • Has seen the following benefits as a result of using IBM test automation and service virtualization tools:
    • Less effort to set up and maintain test environments
    • Reduction in overall testing costs
  • Has seen the following improvement in these areas as a result of using test automation and service virtualization:
    • Faster test environment setup: 51 to 75%
    • Faster feedback to development: 26 to 50%
    • Better test coverage: 51 to 75%
  • Took 1-2 weeks to get started with IBM test automation and service virtualization tools.


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