CA BlazeMeter facilitated rapid iterations and evaluations, enabling us to immediately see the results of a change while we were tuning the app performance.
, Chief Technology Officer , Upic
Upic Solutions was founded in 2001 as a technology provider for United Ways. Upic hosts various business apps for these non-proﬁt organizations, including a donor pledge app enabling companies to raise funds for local causes.
During the campaign season in 2015, the performance of this key app was poor. Slow pages meant that donors couldn’t pledge. As some members of the Upic team had experience with JMeter, they started with this open source tool, believing it to be the fastest way to build a reasonable task case. However, they also needed to see sessions on a fully functional browser – or as close to one as possible.
Using JMeter, CA BlazeMeter, and the application monitoring tool New Relic, the team built a test plan, executed the tests and analyzed the results. CA BlazeMeter allowed them to rapidly see that the app was not successfully scaling, and data from New Relic enabled them to pinpoint why. By rapidly iterating on changes, and testing those changes with CA BlazeMeter, the team identiﬁed conﬁguration changes with immediate positive results.
Before adopting CA BlazeMeter, Upic Solutions’ business app was taking 5.33 seconds per page load, on average. After the testing and reparation process, the app’s average page load time dropped to 2.84 seconds, a 46.74 percent improvement. Additionally, donation conversion rates improved by 9.17 percent.