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Hari Krishnan Ramachandran - Assuring Performance for the Connected World

Since its beginning, the Performance Advisory Council aims to promote engagement between various experts from around the world, to create relevant, value-added content sharing between members. For Neotys, to strengthen our position as a thought leader in load & performance testing. During this event, 12 participants convened in Chamonix (France) exploring several topics on the minds of today’s performance tester such as DevOps, Shift Left/Right, Test Automation, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

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Hari Krishnan Ramachandran - Assuring Performance for the Connected World

  1. 1. Assuring Performance for the Connected World Hari Krishnan Ramachandran
  2. 2. A day in the life of Lucie Lucie’s Home • Smart Appliances and Products • Amazon Alexa & Google Home • Smart Home Automation Lucie’s Fitness • Smart watch and Wearables • Embedded Sensors Lucie’s Car • Telematics & Tracking Devices • Connected Cars Lucie's Farm house • Precision farming & Connected drones • Cattle monitoring and health checks Lucie Go Shopping • Personalized offers and feedbacks • Smart Shelves • Automated Checkouts Insurance Health Care Communication & Tech. Retail Banking
  3. 3. Poor Performance Impact On Lucie’s life Lucie’s Home • Smart Appliances and Products • Amazon Alexa & Google Home • Smart Home Automation Lucie’s Fitness • Smart watch and Wearables • Embedded Sensors Lucie’s Car • Telematics & Tracking Devices • Connected Cars Lucie's Farm house • Precision farming & Connected drones • Cattle monitoring and health checks • Smart greenhouse Lucie Go Shopping • Personalized offers and feedbacks • Smart Shelves • Automated Checkouts  Delayed response / alert to the security systems will result in theft / security breach  Slow data transmission leads to malfunctioning of appliances  Poor device performance will drain battery  Slower data transmission to the target systems that do hourly calculations on health data will provide invalid health data  IoT Platform need to support huge volume of vehicles  Inadequate traffic data on time / slowness leads to excessive fuel and battery usage  Crop monitoring systems slowness can reduce the crop health and production  Insufficient / Slow data transmission will result in wastage of natural resources  Payment failures due to timeouts and slow systems   Unable to do competitive pricing analysis on time Did You KNOW By 2024 ? 75 Billion $6 Trillion > 400 Zeta Bytes Per Year 3X Increase in data traffic Connected Devices Economic Impact Data generated by IoT Devices In Cloud & Data centers 44% 38%38% 35%33% 23% Energy and utilities Healthcare and pharma Retail Manufacturing Transport and logistics Automotive Consumer electronics THE IOT ADOPTION 42%
  4. 4. Internet of things(IoT) “IoT is Not a Technology, rather it is an ecosystem for building use cases” Things/Process (Data) People (Value) Power efficiency Light Weight Communication Huge Data Volume Seamless User Experience Personalized Value Multiple Touch points Cloud/Platform (Computing)
  5. 5. IoT’s Ingrédients Protocol Communication IoT Platform User Experience Network management Mobile development Management Gateway Data Collection Log Collection Device Management Content Management Config Management Alert Notification Rule Engine Data Analytics Social Analytics 3rd Party Integration Payment Gateway Integration Performance Management & Tuning HMI Interface Hybrid Apps Porting Subscription Management Predictive Maintenance Engine Localization Ecosystem Simulation Cloud Deployment & Management Verification & Validation
  6. 6. Key Challenges & Solutions for Performance Assurance of IoT systems
  7. 7. Protocol Layer Protocol Layer Communication Layer IoT Platform Layer User Experience Layer Key Challenges • Diverse platforms, protocols, languages & technologies • Lack of standardization, complex use cases and ecosystems • Interoperability Solutions  Leverage Industry standard tools/Build custom frameworks  Intelligent data simulation model  Create right infrastructure A leading US based truck manufacturer implementing telematics solution for Vehicle Diagnostics and Fleet Management was grappling with the challenge of scaling 10K Vehicle devices sending UDP packets every 3 secs Case-In Point
  8. 8. Communication Layer Protocol Layer Communication Layer IoT Platform Layer User Experience Layer Key Challenges • Multiple devices connect using different network or medium like GSM, BLE, WiFi, LAN, ZigBee etc. • Monitoring of Infrastructure, Gateways, Devices Solutions  Network condition emulators to mimic real-word scenario  Identify tools that support the various data link protocols A leading pest control service provider implementing IoT solution to provide proactive pest management service through unmanned control panels sending consolidated sensor data to central server communicating through 2G/3G networks. Case-In Point
  9. 9. IoT PlatformLayer Protocol Layer Communication Layer IoT Platform Layer User Experience Layer Key Challenges • Concurrent devices, Humongous data ingestion and Variety of device payload • Scalability of IoT platform • Integration with Enterprise applications Solutions  Monitor/Certify performance of each component  Automated Test data provisioning  Integrated Performance & Resilience Testing Heavy construction , machinery and equipment company implementing IoT solution for predictive maintenance trying to scale the solution to 2 Mn Assets with 20Mn messages Case-In Point
  10. 10. User ExperienceLayer Protocol Layer Communication Layer IoT Platform Layer User Experience Layer Key Challenges • Consistent user experience for multi-device implementation • Context and Personalized services • High quality data visualization and real time analytics Solutions  Client side performance validation on devices and access points  End to End Automated Performance Testing A leading mass media, cable and broadcasting company is launching “Smart Home” initiative trying to provide a seamless user experience and a scalable IoT solution for 750K subscribers Case-In Point
  11. 11. OptimalPerformanceTest StrategyMap for IoT DEVICE HARDWARE DEVICE SOFTWARE COMMUNICATIONS CLOUD PLATFORM USER APPLICATIONS DATA ANALYTICS  Device Profiling –  API Performance and scalability  End to End Performance Testing Network performance analysis under varied network conditions  Platform scalability assessment  Resiliency validation  Database performance analysis Web app performance & Cx. Validation An optimal performance test strategy assures high performance and faster time to market
  12. 12. Way forwardin testingIoT Industry 4.0 Edge Computing 5G Integration with Emerging technology  Improved and efficient algorithms to define the automation process  Self-optimization and Self- diagnosis systems  Intelligent manufacturing systems  Advanced hardware accelerations  Reduced data transmission and Improved Performance  Improved cloud integration with devices  Increased data rate will result in more number of connected devices  Requirements for servers with massive load handling capacity  Integration with Cloud Service Providers  Advanced machine learning techniques for smart management
  13. 13. Thank you

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