Results Analysis

With the Results Analysis functionality of Performance Explorer, you can analyze the results of a completed load test by creating charts, tables, and reports. With charts, you can visualize the data that was collected during the load test, and reports as well as tables help you to summarize important data and findings. The basis for all charts, tables, and reports is the data in the .tsd files. During each load test, Silk Performer captures a big amount of data and stores it in several time-series data (.tsd) files. When a load test is completed, you can load the data (the .tsd files) in Performance Explorer and visualize and edit them according to your requirements. All charts are fully customizable, and they can contain as many measures as required. You can open multiple charts using measures from one or multiple tests to show similarities and differences. Performance Explorer provides a variety of templates for charts, tables, and reports. Furthermore, you can place information on client and server performance in a single chart, so that you can directly view the effect of server performance on client behavior. By saving your changes as a template, you can reuse your individual settings.

Although there is no particular workflow in Performance Explorer, users usually follow this progression of steps:
  • Adding: Add results to the Performance Explorer workspace.
  • Visualizing: Create charts, tables, and reports based on the loaded results.
  • Analyzing: Analyze the results (by analyzing errors, comparing graphs, finding root causes).
  • Processing: Resample or merge the results and export the data.