Testing New Formats for Olympic Games:
While the Princesa Sofía regatta is no longer among the World Cup Series of events, this Spanish event in Mallorca remains a staple for those campaigning toward the Olympic Games. All ten Olympic sailing events will compete, with over 650 entrants to race in the 48th edition on March 27 to April 1.
New Tool to Police Doping Violations:
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launched Speak Up!, a new, secure digital platform intended for athletes and others to report: alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) under the World Anti-Doping Code (Code); non-compliance violations under the Code; or, any act or omission that could undermine the fight against doping in sport.
The Speak Up! platform includes a secure app for iPhone and Android phones, currently available in beta version on the App Store and Google Play.
“WADA is pleased to launch Speak Up!, which we believe will encourage more informants and whistleblowers to come forward and report suspected doping violations,” said Olivier Niggli, Dire…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – New Tool to Police Doping Violations, Editor
SAP Performance benchmarks have been around since 1993, the purpose of these benchmarks is essentially to flex the power muscle of Hardware and Software, in this case SAP. The use of such benchmarks is for capacity sizing, establishing scalability of software and compute power of hardware as well as marketing collateral.
However these benchmarks are of not much use to actual SAP end customer to establish performance of their implementation. Actual implementation is not run in ideal benchmark environment, SAP architecture and modules are different, configuration, coding, implementation, hardware, DB etc. are all different and its highly customized for your business and environment.
How much is SAP Performance of implementation at your site?
How does it compare to benchmarks published by SAP/Hardware/DB vendor?
How does it compare to others in Industry?
So can you simply run Loadrunner scripts and do a SAP Load Testing to ensure Performance? We all wish!!
How much is the response time to your end user? Is it acceptable? Usually not. It takes some time to optimize, tune and get better performance out of SAP.
SAP Performance Testing can be a fairly involved exercise and here is a simple example.
You may be using SAP Netweaver Web Portal, SAP SOA or SAP R/3 platform, doing new implementation or upgrades to software, modules, DB or hardware.
You may be using SAP Business Suite, ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM or SRM.
You may be using SAP Crystal Reports, BI or Data Warehouse.
You may be using SAP ABAP Client/Server implementation using various Modules like FI, CO, AM, TR, HR, MM, PP, SD, PM, QM etc.
So now you can see how SAP Performance Testing can become challenging task and need to work with SME and other teams.
There are several ways to improve the performance or scalability of your system:
Add hardware by adding application servers, adding CPUs/memory to the server(s). The only issue is that you are trying to solve problem without knowing root cause you do not really exercise control over the system and the solution may not be sustainable as well as expensive.
Tune the system, for example the profile parameters, or you may increase the buffer sizes to improve response times.
To modify the business process by re-scheduling load so that you can distribute load more evenly across servers and time.
Tuning the application by analyzing and improving Customizing, configuration, functions and performance is much more sustainable but requires business knowledge as well software expertise.
The last choice is to optimize the coding, which requires application and software knowledge. This can be very time consuming and requires SAP and local implementation expertise, testing and retesting, adds risk to the schedule. If you have experts and teams available with leisure of schedule and budget then this might be best approach.
Other basic tenets of performance testing applies to SAP performance testing also, like suitable staging environment or pre-production environment, suitable tools, business scenarios, load profiles etc.
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