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Independent Analyst Finds Companies Can Expect 224 Percent ROI for Oracle Real Application Testing

In a newly released study, leading independent analyst firm Forrester found that Oracle Real Application Testing customers can expect significant ROI. According to Forrester, a typical organization can expect a 224 percent risk-adjusted1 ROI over a three-year timeframe, with a payback period of 5.9 months.

The April 2012 study, The Total Economic Impact of Oracle Real Application Testing, is based on in-depth interviews with various organizations currently utilizing Oracle Real Application Testing, an Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition option, on a regular basis, as well as Forrester’s own independent research.

Improved Productivity and Database Availability
Productivity gains represented the single most significant benefit of Oracle Real Application Testing among respondents, the study found. According to the study, organization can realize a total savings of nearly US$4 million over a three-year period.

"By capturing actual database workloads on production systems and replaying them on test systems with production characteristics such as timing and concurrency, DBAs were able to more quickly and easily perform load testing, determine potential problems, and come to remedial solutions," the study’s authors write.

"As a result, customers remarked how their testing teams were able to double productivity while at the same time meet critical corporate demands of significantly improving their ability to test and diagnose errors before they are introduced into their production systems," they add.

Other benefits include
  • Enhanced business uptime. "In addition to time savings, Oracle Real Application Testing customers also described a dramatic improvement in uptime for mission-critical applications," write the study's authors.
  • Reduced capital expenditure. The study also notes that Oracle Real Application Testing users were able to run twice the number of database instances on each server as a result of better system utilization due to decommissioned applications and middleware, as well as increased efficiencies from proactive tuning and regression remediation.
Read the complete Forrester study now.

Forrester risk-adjusts the summary financial metrics to take into account the potential uncertainty of the cost and benefit estimates.

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