The purpose of a performance test is to determine if the application can functionally support even at high workloads and ensure that the parameters such as speed, stability, and data transfer rate, efficiency, etc. of your software meet the required standards. Unlike other software related tests, it is a bit complex and has its own advantages and challenges.

This article from Testbytes outlines the challenges and the benefits of different types of performance testing such as, load test, stress test, and performance test.

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