With its Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, Finnish startup Devaten (erstwhile mySuperMon) takes a novel and unique approach to improving database application performance early during software development. The solution was cooked up when this business idea was brought to Turku Business Region’s BusinessUp startup accelerator programme in 2018. The aim was to commercialise a set of tools and technologies that had been developed since Devaten set out to advise software application developers a few years prior.
Unlike most testing tools, rather than benchmarking overall database performance during set periods of time, Devaten looks at specific use cases.
It analyzes and stores performance metrics from all executed test use cases and shows them on a dashboard for each case. If there is a difference compared to the baseline execution, an alarm is raised. Devaten also shows a performance history of different test use cases and provides data to assist in analysis and performance improvements for the application under development.