An activity or area that slows down progress such that the next activity must wait on the bottleneck to begin. The ?critical? bottleneck is the single bottleneck that will keep the overall process from getting faster no matter what other bottlenecks are resolved.
A bottleneck is a point in a Web application where congestion and delay occur, slowing down the processing of requests and causing users to experience unacceptable service delays. One of the primary goals of load testing
is to identify bottlenecks.