Medidata is a life sciences technology provider dedicated to improving the way clinical research is designed, conducted, and analyzed. Through a fully integrated cloud-based platform, data assets, analytics, and services, it aims to power smarter treatments and healthier people. Medidata is committed to helping its 850 customers answer the hopes of patients and healthcare professionals for a life-saving drug, device or treatment.
Medidata looked for a powerful load testing solution which was recognized as industry standard so that customers would recognize it and it would be easier to find skills for it on the job market. Following a successful proof-of-concept with Micro Focus Silk Performer, Medidata made the decision to implement.
Silk Performer is particularly suited to the Medidata cloud-based platform, as it enables Gandhi and his team to quickly simulate any size peak loads without the need to invest in costly load testing hardware and setup. The Medidata performance engineers like that they can easily anticipate the true user experience with performance testing that simulates realistic scenarios across multiple devices, network bandwidths, and geographic location combinations at scale.
The consolidated reporting features provide an at-a-glance overview of the platform’s performance, as Gandhi comments: “The Silk Performer standard report template is used for management and customer reports, and we’ve enhanced this by wrapping our own XML application around it to customize it for more granular reporting requirements.”
Over the years Medidata has increased its Silk Performer licenses from 100 to the 10,000 it has today. As the platform has matured, the need for performance testing has become more prevalent, especially with the increased integration capabilities.
Gandhi explains the day-to-day use of Silk Performer:
Silk Performer has helped Medidata be more responsive to its customer base and have a fast turnaround time. The performance data is used to give customers the confidence that the platform will deliver quality results for them. Two million trial volunteers, involved in more than 9,000 clinical trials, have put their trust in the Medidata platform, safe in the knowledge that it is the best solution for transforming clinical development across the globe.