Not every client will have a budget to afford commercial tools like HP LoadRunner, IBM Rational Performance Tester, and other tools. This article will list out the few important cloud-based load testing tools which helps testers to perform load test for free and affordable cost.
Below list is not based on any ranking or criteria, it is just a random order.
Free Cloud-based Load Testing Tools
Blazemeter is a commercial, self-service and on-demand load testing tools which is 100% compatible with Apache JMeter. It was launched in December 2011 from YL Ventures.
Some of the features are: automatic scalability which will launch on-demand servers for your test based on virtual users. It supports application side monitoring, and seamless integration with Jenkins, JMeter, TeamCity, and Bamboo. It supports mobile apps testing as well as desktop applications.
It provides detailed interactive report for your load test.
Blitz.io is a cloud-based load testing tool from Mu Dynamics, which was acquired by UK technology firm Spirent Communications.
Blitz allows developers/testers to test Web app or API with 50,000 concurrent users. Nothing to install, just authorize your domain to perform a rush test. It integrates with PaaS providers, continuous integration tools, and browsers.
When you signup, you will have 10 credits per month in your account. You can buy more credits to more tests.
Flood.io – load testing for everyone. You can start your free load testing with 5 Virtual Users. It provides beautiful report, and 100% supports Apache JMeter and Gatling. It will scalable based on your demand and monitor your tests real time.
Also, you can integrate with New Relic and perform benchmarking with JMeter and Gatling. If you have a AWS account, you can host your own grid nodes for your testing.
LoadFocus is a cloud based performance service and load testing tool which supports up to 50K virtual users. It supports Apache JMeter and Amazon Web Services. You can test web application, websites, and APIs. It has a responsive design, users can access it via mobile and tablet. It provide beautiful test report and live data feed and many more features.
LoadImpact is a cloud based load testing tool which was founded on 2009. It is scalable up to 300,000 virtual users. It generates the load from the cloud and also testers can mention the % weight just like in LoadRunner.
Load will be distributed globally, no scripting knowledge is required. It provides intuitive graphs for better analysis.
Loader.io is a simple cloud-based load testing tool which allows you to stress test your web apps, APIs, with up to 50000 connections. It is a service from SendGrid Labs. It provides advance analytics, concurrent tests, and team features.
Loadster is a fully-featured load testing tool for web apps, websites, and APIs. It handles cookies, user sessions, headers, REST, JSON, and many more. You have to install the workbench to work with Loadster. You will get 25 virtual users for free to run unlimited tests and also you’ll get 100 units of cloud fuel for on-demand cloud testing.
RedLine13 is almost free load testing tool in the cloud which provides free service to setup and deploy load testing instances using your Amazon account. Reporting and graph generation is free in RedLine13.
AgileLoad is an enterprise platform for performance testing. You can build your test scenarios for free. It allows you to test with 10 virtual users for free of cost. You have an option to rent virtual users on a day/week basis. It gives you excellent and customizable report for analysis. It supports mobile and web technologies.
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