Alex Podelko

Over the last sixteen years Alex Podelko supported major performance initiatives for Oracle, Hyperion, Aetna, and Intel in different roles including performance tester, performance analyst, performance architect, and performance engineer. Currently he is Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Oracle, responsible for performance testing and tuning of Hyperion (a.k.a. Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence) products. Before specializing in performance, Alex led software development for Rodnik Software.

Alex currently serves as a board director for the Computer Measurement Group (CMG), a worldwide organization of performance and capacity management professionals.

Having more than twenty years of overall experience in the software industry, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from Gubkin University and an MBA from Bellevue University.


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Talks / Publications

Load Testing: Which Tool to Choose? paper and presentation Performance and Capacity Conference by CMG, Atlanta, GA, November 5, 2014.

Adjusting Performance Testing to the World of Agile, Performance and Capacity Conference by CMG, Atlanta, GA, November 4, 2014.

The Skills Performance Testers Need and How to Get Them, Testing Experience, September 2014, pp.44-45.

Tools of the Trade: Load Testing, Ignite session at WebPerfDays, New York, NY, September 18, 2014.

A Short History of Performance Engineering, Ignite session at Velocity, Santa Clara, CA, June 24, 2014.

Load Testing: See a Bigger Picture, ALM Forum, Seattle, WA, April 1, 2014.

Performance Testing: Respect the Difference, Software Quality Days, Vienna, Austria, January 16, 2014.

Agile Aspects of Performance Testing, Performance and Capacity Conference by CMG, La Jolla, CA, November 6, 2013.

Performance: See the Whole Picture, Ignite session at WebPerfDays, New York, NY, October 17, 2013.

A Short History of Performance Engineering, Ignite session at Velocity, New York, NY, October 14, 2013.

Load Testing: Which Tool to Choose?, Testing Experience, September 2013, pp.24-26.

Agile Aspects of Performance Testing, Belgium Testing Days, Brussels, Belgium, March 1, 2013.

A Birdís-Eye View of Load Testing, Software Test & Quality Assurance, December 2012, pp.6-15.

Performance Testing in the Cloud: Look Beyond the Word, Testing Experience, December 2012, pp.7-8.
German translation Performancetest in der Cloud: Ein Blick auf die Bedeutung des Wortes, Testing Experience DE, Nr.3.

Performance Requirements: the Backbone of the Performance Engineering Process, paper and presentation, CMG Conference, Las Vegas, NV, December 7, 2012.

Load Testing: See a Bigger Picture, paper and presentation, CMG Conference, Las Vegas, NV, December 6, 2012.

Performance Requirements in Agile Projects, Agile Record, August 2012, pp.57-67.

Load Testing: Use a Right Approach to Mitigate Performance Risks, WebPerfDays, Mountain View, CA, June 28, 2012.

Web Performance Daybook Volume 2, O'Reilly Media, 2012, Chapter 17, How Response Times Impact Business, pp.103-105.

Load Testing: Respect the Difference, Testing Experience, June 2012, pp.6-12.

Performance Requirements: An Attempt at a Systematic View. Part II, Software Test & Quality Assurance, January 2012, pp.6-11.

Performance Assurance for Packaged Applications, CMG Conference, Washington, DC, December 9, 2011.

Performance Requirements: An Attempt of a Systematic View, CMG Conference, Washington, DC, December 7, 2011.

Agile Performance Testing, Agile Testing Days, Potsdam, Germany, November 15, 2011.

Performance Requirements: An Attempt at a Systematic View. Part I, Software Test & Quality Assurance, June 2011, pp.36-39.

Harnessing Test Harnesses, WOPR16, Cleveland, OH, April 28-30, 2011.

A Load Testing Story, CMG Conference, Orlando, FL, December 9, 2010.

The Obscure World of Performance Requirements, CMG Conference, Orlando, FL, December 9, 2010.

Agile Performance Testing, Agile Journal, February 2010.

A Performance Engineering Story with Database Monitoring, CMG Conference, Dallas, TX, December 8, 2009.

Agile Performance Testing, Software Test & Performance, November-December 2009, pp.20-26.

An Experience Report with Database Monitoring, WOPR12, Indianapolis, IN, April 16-18, 2009.

Agile Performance Testing, paper and presentation, CMG Conference, Las Vegas, December 11, 2008.

Building Responsive and Scalable Applications panel, CMG Conference, Las Vegas, December 11, 2008.

Gauging Performance, Software Test & Performance, January 2008, pp.18-24.

Multiple Dimensions of Performance Requirements, CMG Conference, San Diego, December 7, 2007.

Load Testing: Points to Ponder, CMG Conference, Reno, December 5, 2006.

Workload Generation: Does One Approach Fit All?, CMG Conference, Orlando, December 7, 2005.

Effective Load Testing, Software Test & Performance Conference, NYC, November 3, 2005.

Load Generation in Complex Environments, Software Test & Performance Conference, NYC, November 2, 2005.

Load Testing for the Diverse Environment, Software Test & Performance, October 2005, pp.22-30.

Load Testing: Points to Ponder, Journal of Computer Resource Management, Issue 115, Summer 2005, pp.20-28.

Effective Load Testing, Software Test & Performance, March 2005, pp.33-39.

Load Testing as a Part of the Software Development Cycle, PHILACMG, November 19, 2004.

Using LoadRunner for Unsupported or Difficult to Parameterize Protocols, Mercury World, Orlando, FL, November 7-10, 2004.

What is Specific in Load Testing?, WOPR2, Palo Alto, CA, April 15-17, 2004.

Does One Approach Fit All?, WOPR1, New York, NY, October 2-4, 2003.

Custom Load Generation with Rational Test, The Rational User Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL, August 18 - 22, 2002.

Custom Load Generation, CMG, Anaheim, CA, December 2-7, 2001.

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