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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 UrbanCode Customer Testimonial

UrbanCode Makes Life Easier for Bank

UrbanCode has made our deployments faster and easier, enabling us to start applying continuous integration and continuous deployment practices. It has improved our culture, responsiveness, traceability, and transparency.

Shortly, UrbanCode has made our life easier.

Release Engineer, Medium Enterprise Banking Company

IBM test automation and service virtualization Case Study

Fed. Gov’t. Tax Office setup test environments and provides feedback over 75% faster with IBM test automation and service virtualization

Introduction

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

“The tools have had a positive impact for enabling front end development without waiting for backend services to be developed. They have also enabled early feedback on API design.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization 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
    • Informing API design
  • Is practicing the following:
    • Unit testing
    • API / Integration Testing
    • Automated Functional Testing
    • Manual Functional Testing
    • Performance Testing
    • Security Testing

Use Case

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

  • Is developing the following applications where they are using test automation and service virtualization:
    • Web applications
    • Packaged applications (SAP, Oracle, etc)
    • Mobile front end
    • Migration to a cloud infrastructure (private cloud, hybrid cloud, or public cloud)

Results

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

  • Was using the following, prior to adopting IBM test automation and service virtualization:
    • Custom stubs and mocks
  • Feels that IBM test automation and service virtualization offering has the advantage over other options because of the following reasons:
    • Broadest support for the technologies in our environment
    • Ease of use
    • Speed / ease of implementation
  • Has seen the following benefits as a result of using IBM’s service virtualization tools:
    • Less effort to set up and maintain test environments
    • Faster feedback to development
    • Increased understanding of system interfaces
    • Improved developer and tester productivity
    • Better test coverage
  • Has seen the following improvement in these areas as a result of using service virtualization:
    • Faster test environment setup: over 75%
    • Faster feedback to development: over 75%
    • Better test coverage: 51 to 75%
  • Took less than 1 week to get started with IBM’s service virtualization tools.

IBM UrbanCode Customer Testimonial

Financial Services Standardizing Deployment with UrbanCode

We’re standardizing deployment process for our new data centers, so in addition to automation, we’re implementing some uniformity so that not every deployment is a ‘snowflake.’

DevOps Director, Global 500 Banking Company

IBM DevOps Case Study

Social Security Organisation Socso Improved Test Coverage, Developer and Tester Productivity with IBM Rational Performance Tester

Introduction

This case study of Social Security Organisation SOCSO is based on an October 2017 survey of IBM DevOps customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Efficiency, the projects that are deployed in production have very good in throughput .”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization 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
    • Quality issues / defects found in production
    • Team productivity issues / inefficiencies in the testing process
    • short timeline

Use Case

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

  • Applications they are developing using performance tester:
  • Web applications
  • Migration to a cloud infrastructure (private cloud, hybrid cloud, or public cloud)
  • Tools/techniques they were using prior to adopting IBM Rational Performance Tester:
    • Open source tools
  • Testing 11-50 applications/projects with the aid of performance tester.
  • Cites that 500 virtual testers are configured in a typical performance run.
  • Performance Tester Extensions they are currently using:
    • HTTP
  • Adopts new releases of IBM Rational Performance Tester every fixpack.
  • Results

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

    • Benefits their team experienced as a result of using IBM Rational Performance Tester:
    • Improved developer and tester productivity
    • Better test coverage
    • reporting
  • Cites that it took more than 1 month to get started with IBM Performance Tester tools.
  • How clients use RD&T

    What are you using RD&T for in your organization?

    Application Testing
    48%
    Employee training
    20%
    Application Development
    68%
    Application demonstration
    18%

    Why DevOps Managers choose UrbanCode solutions over the competition

    Why did you choose the UrbanCode tool set for continuous build, deploy, and release over other offerings?

    Broadest support for the technologies in our environment
    54%
    Superior product functionality
    31%
    Ease of use
    46%
    Speed / ease of implementation
    46%
    Cost of the solution
    31%


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