SPIRA Test REST VS SOAP Implementation (web services)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hello SPIRA Test People,


In my company QA people are using SPIRA Test for maintaining Test life-cycles and using as repository for all test cases. [ ver -  SpiraTest v5.2.0.2 ]

We have developed a tool for our own benefit using SPIRA web services, where we are SOAP technology.

But we are experiencing slowness due to Huge test case data (like 50K test cases and 500K test steps in One project)


Can we use REST API instead of SOAP API ?

Is it gone help us to improve performance ?

Is their any other way to improve performance other than web service API change ?

1 Replies
Friday, February 16, 2018
re: sapatil Thursday, February 15, 2018

The REST and SOAP APIs are functionally equivalent so you should be able to achieve the same things with either of them. The performance characteristics of both should be effectively identical within our application.

For more general ways to improve performance for on-premise customers we recommend:

  1. [KB:76] Ways to Optimize Spira and KronoDesk Performance
  2. Reviewing your server specifications (RAM, CPU cores, SQL Server cores used, hard drives)
  3. Try and run the servers on physical machines directly, not on a VM
  4. Discuss with your IT team other potential bottlenecks like bandwidth

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