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Automatically Determining Load Test Duration Using Confidence Intervals

Publication Type : Other

Thematic Areas : Wireless Network and Application

Publisher : CMG India Proceedings.

Source : CMG India Proceedings, p.58-68 (2014)

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)

Department : Computer Science

Year : 2014

Abstract : Load testing has become the de facto standard to evaluate performance of applications in the IT industry, thanks to the growing popularity of automated load testing tools. These tools report performance metrics such as average response time and throughput, which are sensitive to the test duration specified by the tester. Too short a duration can lead to inaccurate estimates of performance and too long a duration leads to reduced number of cycles of load testing. Currently, no scientific methodology is followed by load testers to specify run duration. In this paper, we present a simple methodology, using confidence intervals, such that a load test can automatically determine when to converge. We demonstrate the methodology using five lab applications and three real world applications.

Cite this Research Publication : R. Mansharamani, Subhasri Duttagupta, and Nehete, A., “Automatically Determining Load Test Duration Using Confidence Intervals”, CMG India Proceedings. pp. 58-68, 2014.

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