There are four steps for evaluating performance of a WebSphere Commerce website that is based on WebSphere Commerce Server.
The workload defines how the performance of a system is evaluated. A workload should have the following characteristics:
Improving performance is always a matter of identifying where the bottleneck is, and changing your system configuration to avoid it. Monitoring system performance and identifying problems are the most essential skills to ensure good performance of the system. All tools have strengths and weaknesses. Some tools might alter the flow and the timing of the applications, but they provide information to the developer and the system administrator, such as Rational Application Developer's Profiling function. Other tools have minimal impact on the overall system but provide little information, or offer specific information that might not be helpful to identify the source of the problem.