Showing posts with label Database Replay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Database Replay. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

RAT in 11g Replacing QA Team?

We are in the process of moving to a different hardware and cluster technology and the quesiton on everyone's mind is: will it perform.

Good question. The QA team has been helping us in definign some QA. Then, one day, the manager of the QA team sees my interview on eWeek: and sends me a quizzical email: "so, you think my team has outlived its useful life?" or words to that effect. and he also wants to know how RAT really is.

Here is my response:

It’s really, really cool! It does not replace what you are doing for [the current buisness project] or for that matter any future development efforts. It does however help in situations like the data center migrations as we are doing now where we can capture the workload from [primary site] and replay every piece in [new site] to see if the hardware and design keeps up or crumbles. Currently we don’t do that for a variety of reasons – the enormous time requirement to create synthetic transactions for [third party tool] being the primary one. RAT will alleviate that and make that testing possible and realistic.

So, your team’s job is more value added; not replaced.

He may have accepted it with a grumble.

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