How IBM Rational Test Workbench helped an airline to become more agile

A leading Australian airliner needed to quickly deliver new products and services to its customers. It was imperative for the airliner to remain competitive by quickly providing innovative offerings in the fast-moving aviation industry. The company implemented a DevOps continuous testing solution to help delivery teams transform application development and enable testing immediately. The result: faster delivery of services online and greater competitive advantage.

Developing complex test scenarios

Businesses rely on DevOps solution provided by IBM Rational Test Workbench for building intelligent and interconnected enterprise applications on cloud or traditional networks. The reason being that all types of applications can be tested for performance, scalability, and integration—yet, significantly reduce the test cycle times. The airliner we cited above had to experiment the acceptance and usage of its innovative offerings across various complex scenarios.

The airline accelerated the delivery of large-scale, user-independent performance test suites by automating the management of dynamic server responses. The server itself was powered by a data correlation engine. This engine automatically reduced the effort required to develop and maintain large, complex, and multiuser load sets. Power-packed to handle numerous requests, the engine powered the server’s responses based on user input and thereby instituted a dynamic server behavior

Transforming work patterns

For the airliner, transforming the way they worked was not the end in itself. The transformation must also be emulated by its service partners, vendors, and other stakeholders. IBM Rational Test Workbench allowed the company to quickly develop service-level tests for ensuring end-to-end continuous integration testing. By recording the existing work models and executing tests whenever a new application build is implemented, the airline was able to quickly stub out unnecessary services.

The company emulated the workloads of all stakeholders and simplified the modeling of different user groups and their loads. In more ways than one, it enabled the synchronization of workflows. The company was able to identify the stress points from the simulation and analyze multiple scenarios.

While the company was able to bring in new services without putting a strain on its resources, it also helped the company to build a high level of brand saliency among its customers. Today's applications share a complex relationship between systems, processes, and infrastructure. It is in this scenario that businesses need to double their project delivery capacity without incurring additional cost.

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