voke Market Mover Array Report: Service Virtualization

voke Research named Parasoft a leading innovator in service virtualization solutions. Find out why Parasoft received the highest innovation, technology and market impact score among all vendors.

Get the quality and performance data on Parasoft service virtualization solutions.

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Focus areas:

  • Purpose of service virtualization
  • How service virtualization benefits business and technology
  • Why Parasoft service virtualization solutions are a great choice
  • Service virtualization allows software engineering teams to accurately model real-life behavior of software before production.
  • By removing constraints that delay completion and availability, service virtualization solutions bring better business outcomes.
  • Software teams can work fast, release more reliable software and delight customers.

Software is becoming more complex every day, yet businesses require fast development cycles and an excellent product with a good customer experience.

The problem with software testing is the inability to conduct accurate testing without a complete system and realistic data. The time for testing has expired by the time a complete system and data are available.

Service virtualization eliminates this problem by giving testers the ability to keep up with development regardless of lifecycle practices. They can virtualize work in progress to ensure quality from the beginning. Testers don’t have to wait for complete assets before work can begin.

Service virtualization allows software engineering teams to “statefully” simulate and model dependencies that are unavailable or incomplete, including:

  • Services
  • Components
  • Databases
  • APIs
  • Applications
  • Databases
  • Data sets
  • Mobile platforms

Service virtualization is the key to testing scenarios that are difficult to reproduce, especially when paired with environment management and test data generation. Software engineering teams can accurately model real-life behaviors of software before production.

The most compelling capability of service virtualization is statefulness: a virtualized asset’s ability to store the interaction and trigger it with another component for use across the software team. Previously, developers used non-scalable, manual techniques like mocking and stubbing for stand-in dependencies.

Using service virtualization allows for:

  • Realistic behavior for changing scenarios
  • Asset sharing across teams and simultaneous use
  • Asset modification for creating different conditions and behaviors
  • voke Research selected Parasoft as the leading innovator for service virtualization solutions, citing its robust and scalable offering, and its innovative and user-centric approach to the technology.
  • Parasoft received the highest score among all vendors in the Innovation and Technology and Market Impact categories
  • Service virtualization is a powerful, proven, and collaborative technology that enables software engineering teams to more accurately model the real-life behavior of software prior to production.
  • By removing the constraints and wait time for assets to be complete and available, service virtualization solutions deliver on the promise of better business outcomes

voke’s Market Mover Array is comprised of research designed to identify noteworthy vendors in a specific market. The four categories are:

  1. Transformational
  2. Pivotal
  3. Influential
  4. Rival

voke named Parasoft a Transformational Market Mover, which means we’re changing the tone and direction of the market. Transformational Market Movers have innovative technology and challenge pivotal vendors to make greater innovation efforts.

  • Parasoft believes that with the increased complexity of testing, service virtualization is more than a technology – it’s a foundational element. Service virtualization is strategic for governance, application scalability and maintenance throughout the lifecycle of an application or product.
  • The Parasoft Virtualize family of products scale from a completely free, functional community edition for the individual to a robust enterprise version to a continuous testing platform for a workspace that combines API testing, service virtualization, and test data management in one interface.
  • Through the Virtualize family of products, Parasoft actively guides clients on how to modernize test automation and apply the appropriate service virtualization approach.
  • Parasoft is expanding use cases for service virtualization to include IoT and security testing. For IoT, Parasoft outlines the use of service virtualization to replace physical sensors and devices. For security testing, Parasoft makes use of service virtualization to test what happens when various pieces of the system under test are compromised.
  • There is no other vendor with a completely in-house designed and developed product portfolio.
  • Your business is seeking to adopt and use enterprise-grade products to make quality a priority.
  • A quality-centric software company focused on innovation and client satisfaction is your preferred partner in your quest for a better, faster development lifecycle.
  • Service virtualization is a tool you’re hoping to integrate into your lifecycle across domains and roles.

About Parasoft

Parasoft’s software testing solutions support the entire software development process, from when the developer writes the first line of code all the way through unit and functional testing, to performance and security testing, leveraging simulated test environments along the way. Parasoft's unique analytics platform aggregates data from across all testing practices, providing insights up and down the testing pyramid to enable organizations to succeed in today's most strategic development initiatives, including Agile/DevOps, Continuous Testing, and the complexities of IoT. Parasoft’s automated software testing innovations fuel software development organizations, helping teams reduce the time, cost, and effort of delivering high-quality software to the market.