Analyzing software behavior under the prescribed load using load testing tools to assess the maximum input it can handle while delivering a specific response time and output criteria and the results in case of an unexpected increase in load.
Identifying, improving, and maintaining is the mantra for stress testing. Identify the maximum software operating capacity under extreme load and recommend improvements to maintain the required level of effectiveness under adverse circumstances.
Evaluating system performance under a varying volume of input to identify the productivity of the software while increasing the volume of data to find the amount of data that can be handled by the application and system infrastructure.
Testing the performance of the application and its environment under sudden changes in workload, data, and user traffic to estimate and understand possible areas that need improvement.
Evaluating the maximum scalability of the system and application and planning for architectural and capacity changes according to the requirements to ensure the software is scalable and functions hassle-free.
Analyzing system performance against time to ensure the software always stays up and stable over an extended period to assess the risk of system failure and downtime to plan maintenance activities.