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Tricentis Delivers Innovation for Customers Faster and More Cost-Effectively with AWS Graviton2

2021

Tricentis is a leader in enterprise software testing. Its continuous testing platform includes test automation and management solutions to help customers speed software release cycles, improve software quality, and control development costs. By increasing test automation rates and providing a unified view of testing activities across teams, Tricentis helps customers identify and fix bugs earlier in development, and reduce the likelihood of making complex and costly fixes after an application has been released.

With over 2,100 customers, including Allianz, Dell, McKesson, Nationwide Insurance, Moet-Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, and Vodafone, Tricentis is constantly looking for ways to deliver value and innovation. As part of its ongoing commitment to innovation, Tricentis recently released a preview of expanded analytics capabilities for Tricentis qTest, its test management offering. Working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to use AWS Graviton2-based instances, Tricentis saved up to 40 percent on database operating costs for the preview, while enjoying improved performance.  

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Our customers have positive feedback about the performance of our product during its preview. Powered by the AWS Graviton2-based R6g instances, the database has been able to process queries faster and generate test reporting within tenths of a second.”  

Kris Szekes
Director of cloud operations, Tricentis

Delivering Better Price-Performance

With Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) being an AWS managed service, Tricentis took only minutes to activate the AWS Graviton2-based instances on its back end. The engineering team did not have to recompile or change any code for its tech preview to accommodate the AWS Graviton2-based processors.

“Our customers have positive feedback about the performance of our product during its preview. Powered by the AWS Graviton2-based R6g instances, the database has been able to process queries faster and generate test reporting within tenths of a second,” said Kris Szekes, director of cloud operations at Tricentis. “We did not experience any downtime throughout the tech preview. This has given us the confidence to migrate our other workloads to AWS Graviton2.”

Seamless Adoption that Built Confidence

Prior to the tech preview, Tricentis was keen to explore the AWS Graviton2-based database instances, given their better price-performance over its current x86-based instances.

However, the company was concerned that switching its current services to the AWS Graviton2-based instances would affect the speed and performance of its solutions. With customers deploying Tricentis software in their own environments, outside of Tricentis’s cloud solution, monitoring the impact of the switch to AWS Graviton2 would be challenging.

“Our tech preview was a great opportunity to try out the AWS Graviton2-based instances, without affecting our current solutions,” says Szekes. “The instances are 20 percent cheaper but perform approximately 30 percent faster compared to x86-based instances. This has helped keep the costs of our free trial lean.”

With the ease and success of the adoption, Tricentis is now exploring migrating Tricentis qTest to AWS Graviton2-based instances as part of its shift to a microservices-based architecture. This shift and migration to AWS Graviton2 would improve the performance and costs of Tricentis qTest, allowing Tricentis to reinvest the savings towards developing better products and services.  

Working Collaboratively and Fostering Innovation

Szekes is appreciative of the collaborative working relationship that Tricentis has with AWS. AWS had proactively reached out to Tricentis to introduce the new AWS Graviton2-instances, and provided technical references and workshops to address Tricentis’s initial concerns.

“Just like our customers, we are constantly driven by the need to control our costs while maintaining the high performance needed to drive our services. With AWS doing the majority of the heavy lifting, we can focus on delivering future innovation together with our customers as they grow,” he concludes.

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To learn more, visit aws.amazon.com/ec2/graviton/


About Tricentis

Tricentis is the global leader in enterprise continuous testing, widely credited for reinventing software testing for DevOps, cloud, and enterprise applications. The Tricentis AI-powered, continuous testing platform provides a new and fundamentally different way to perform software testing.

Benefits of AWS

  • Saved up to 40% on operating costs
  • Improved database performance by 30%
  • Process queries and generate test reporting within tenths of a second
  • Seamless adoption, without code changes or porting

AWS Services Used

AWS Graviton2

AWS Graviton processors are custom built by Amazon Web Services using 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores to deliver the best price performance for your cloud workloads running in Amazon EC2.

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Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL has become the preferred open source relational database for many enterprise developers and start-ups, powering leading business and mobile applications. Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud.

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