Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0

Lots of news are coming out of Oracle on the application lifecycle management front. Based on the Enterprise Manager platform, Oracle now covers all the application lifecycle stages, making centralized management easier than ever.
ATS Overview v3Application Testing was rather neglected up until now. But since the Empirix acquisition in 2008, Oracle was in posetion of great testing tool formely known as E-tester. Soon after the acquitition, realising the tools potential, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Application Testing Suite (ATS). Amongst many improvements ATS delivers an open and integrated scripting platform for both load and functional testing. This is one of the product’s key strengths, as some other competing products require users to set up separate scripts for functional and load tests, creating un-necessary rework. With ATS, Oracle provides tools that cover the complete application lifecycle, from development to test to production management.

Application Testing Suite is a comprehensive, integrated testing solution that ensures the quality, scalability, and availability of your Web applications and Web Services. This integrated, full lifecycle solution enables you to define and manage your application testing process, validate application functionality, and ensure that your applications will perform under load. With Application Testing Suite, you can deploy your Web applications and Web Services in less time while maximizing the efficiency of your testing team.
Application Testing Suite is comprised of the following tightly integrated products:

Further enabling customers to deliver high-performance, mission-critical applications on time and under budget, the latest Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0 release delivers the industry’s most complete, open, and integrated application testing solution for Oracle applications, Web, and SOA applications.

“In today’s rapidly changing environment, ensuring the performance of mission-critical applications can give organizations a significant competitive advantage,” said Richard Sarwal, SVP, Product Development, Oracle. “With Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0, Oracle continues to raise the bar by combining the industry’s most comprehensive application testing solution for Web and SOA environments with highly optimized testing solutions for Oracle Applications— all in a single offering that can be used by any Java-skilled resource. Customers can now enjoy significant time and cost savings while helping to ensure the performance of their applications.”

A key component of Oracle Enterprise Manager’s suite of Application Quality Management products, Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0

  • Introduces OpenScript, a new Java-based, integrated test scripting platform for automated functional testing and load testing
  • Delivers enhanced capabilities for testing of Oracle Applications through new test accelerators for Oracle E-Business Suite and enhanced accelerators for Oracle’s Siebel CRM
  • Provides an integrated solution for load testing, functional testing, and test management, enabling customers to thoroughly test applications and their underlying infrastructure and helps ensure optimum quality, scalability, and availability prior to deployment

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The newest improved Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Rel. 5 has turned to be a comprehensive product line of management software for application and IT infrastructure resources. Spanning applications, middleware, database, and virtual infrastructure management, Oracle Enterprise Manager delivers top-down application management for the enterprise application stack comprising Oracle and non-Oracle software and systems. It finally delivers enhanced manageability and automation for your grid across both Oracle and non-Oracle technologies to reduce the cost of managing today’s modern data centers.

“Comprehensive application testing is among the most important parts of today’s IT toolbox for delivering cost-efficiencies to the business,” said Melinda-Carol Ballou, Program Director, Application Life-Cycle Management, IDC. “An open, integrated scripting platform can help customers achieve faster time to market for business-critical applications while improving quality and resource utilization.”

For more details, read ATS 9.0 press release or the “Test for Success” article on OraMagazine. Another useful resource is Alex Amat’s Blog.