Gatling is an open-source load testing tool based on Scala, Akka, and Netty. It allows us to create and conduct high-performance, low-maintenance load tests on local and cloud computers.
Loadium with Gatling can be utilized in a variety of ways. You may use it to create an automated simulation for website performance testing, for example. Multiple parameters may be added to the script, and the Gatling configuration can be modified at any time. It also has excellent HTTP protocol support, making it a popular tool for testing HTTP servers.
Avoiding to load test your web application can be risky. If the product is exposed to an excessive load, the entire system can fall on its knees, offering nothing but a waste of time and resources and potentially unhappy users.
That’s why load testing is one of the crucial parts of performance testing.
Advantages of Gatling
Open-source. Gatling is a Scala-based open-source performance testing platform with a human-readable DSL that makes it easy to write and run tests.
Code Reusability and Versioning. We can add versioning to the Gatling source code, which will improve team cooperation and make it easier to monitor past modifications.
Multithreading. Gatling makes use of the Netty framework and Akka toolkit, which are built on the actor model, which is distributed and fully asynchronous by design, preventing Gatling from allocating a new thread for each user. It allows a single thread to simulate a list of user trips.
CI/CD Integration. Gatling projects can be created with Maven and Gradle builders, which are ready to use in CI/CD pipelines right out of the box.
Assertions.It also has an assertions API built in, allowing us to conduct various sorts of functional tests alongside your speed testing.
Reporting. It allows for easy connection with real-time tracking systems such as Grafana and Taurus. But you need know-how. Loadium offers amazing graphs to show your load test results.
Single Developer or A Small QA Team
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Disadvantages of Gatling
Protocol Support. Only supports HTTP, WebSockets, server-side events, and JMS (Java Message Service).
Lots of Scripting. Gatling is purely code-based, so can be quite a learning curve to someone who isn’t familiar with Gatling.
Lack of Support Material. Compared to a tool like JMeter, there is a smaller user base and not a lot of support documentation available.
Test Execution Data. Response times can only be viewed upon test completion, requiring using a third-party solution.
|Writing Test Scenarios||Requires knowledge of basic Scala and DSL language understanding.|
Loadium gives consultancy to write scripts by Load Testing Engineers.
|Running Test||Load test can be run from your local machine or dedicated servers. So Loadium provides you to run load tests on-premise, on cloud (AZUR/AWS) or as using dedicated IP with thousands of simultaneous simultaneous users in different bandwidths within minutes.|
|Geo-Distributed Load Test||Loadium helps you to run load test all over the world. You can check the details here!|
|Documentation and Support||You can reach detailed documentation on Loadium Blog and Loadium Wiki. Also Loadium provides 24/7 support on chatbot. You can ask about Gatling, any difficulties you may have, and more.|
|Pricing||Loadium is a feature-rich, easy-to-use load testing platform with affordable prices. You can see the detailed pricing here!|
|Integration||Monitor your app performance by APM tools such as New Relic and App Dynamics.|
Detect and diagnose complex application performance problems to maintain hardware level KPI’s.
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