CASE STUDY / HIGH TECH

Performance engineering helps video game developer sustain high-traffic cloud applications, boosts UX



About the customer

Established in 1999 in Frisco, Texas, the customer is one of the most recognized independent video game creators in the world.

Over
100M
copies of its games sold

More than
1B USD
in revenue from the Borderlands franchise

More than
25 video games
developed

 

Business challenges

Cloud applications unable to sustain heavy load of millions of users, impacting the customer experience and the business revenue.

 
1

Lack of skilled Performance Engineering resources.

2

Cloud-based applications in AWS.

3

More than 1 million users required for the load testing.

How Softtek comes into play

Softtek provided a Performance Engineering solution to test loads of more than 1 million users in the cloud.

Customized and improved the distributed load testing solution on AWS.

Scalable load scripts based on open source technologies with JMeter.

Integration with the continuous delivery pipeline.

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Business impact


Improved customer satisfaction with higher application reliability validated with heavy-load testing

Clear visibility of the applications response times and error rates

Faster feedback through continuous performance engineering implemented in the CI/CD pipeline

Better understanding of the applications and user behavior under specific situations such as outages

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