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The Importance of Test Automation in Oracle Cloud Testing

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In an agile market, enterprises depend on Oracle’s cloud infrastructure for quicker and more predictable performance, better security, low operating costs, enhanced scalability, and improved compatibility for workloads. While it offers plenty of benefits, it doesn’t come without a certain degree of responsibility. When it comes to Oracle Cloud apps, one of the biggest roadblocks is launching quarterly updates after accurately testing them.

Innovation is at the heart of every quarterly update, which means customers must reacquaint themselves with new features and functionalities every three months.  Though it isn’t necessarily bad, the updates can hinder existing business workflows, processes, and integrations. Testing is crucial for understanding the effect of new functionalities and features on current business operations.

Enterprises using the Oracle Cloud infrastructure often find themselves struggling due to the sheer frequency of updates. There is only a two-week window to perform Oracle testing. If enterprises would take the traditional route to testing, they would never be able to keep up with the pace at which Oracle Cloud updates are rolled out.

Fortunately, there is a way to meet this challenge head-on – Oracle testing automation. Test automation allows you to seamlessly execute all test cases necessary to validate the adherence to the latest cloud updates. At the same time, it will also help identify bugs in the pre-existing code and check whether the system is working as expected.

What makes test automation so attractive? Keep reading to find out!

Accelerating Release Cycle

With the help of test automation, enterprises can accelerate the release cycles of their Oracle Cloud apps. It is done by executing test cases according to highlighted risks. Due to the quick feedback on risks, IT managers candecide whether there is room for optimisation before going live with the app updates.

Improved Test Coverage

Traditional testing approaches rely on guesswork or tester experiences to determine how end users are responding to the application. When AI-powered test automation tools are used, they take real-time operational user data into account for writing test cases. As a result, the possibility of forgetting or skipping any test is close to zero.

Reducing Cost of Defects

Continuous automated testing leaves room for continuous innovation. As an enterprise, you can embrace the regular Oracle updates quickly and comprehensively.

Through risk-based testing and change impact assessment, you will be able to prevent bugs in your production environment, which could otherwise hurt your business processes.

Increasing Test Efficiency

While the manual approach focuses on testing everything, automation tools take a risk-based approach to testing. It allows enterprises to cover a wide range of business risks which is not possible with traditional manual testing. Redundant tests can be removed to save time, and at the same time, missing test cases will be included depending on the risks.

Closing Thoughts

Enterprises that want to keep up with the quarterly updates of Oracle Cloud must change their testing processes. It can only be possible by using a test automation tool and following the right testing approach simultaneously.

A post by Kidal D. (5806 Posts)

Kidal D. is author at LeraBlog. The author's views are entirely their own and may not reflect the views and opinions of LeraBlog staff.