OctoPerf Kraken – Load Testing IDE for Gatling

OctoPerf Kraken – Load Testing IDE for Gatling Recently I stumbled upon a new load testing solution called Kraken from Octoperf.com. If you are using Gatling solution for your performance testing needs, then I urge you to check out Kraken which provides a load testing IDE to streamline the process of load testing in your organization.

What is Kraken?

Kraken is an open source solution which is being developed by OctoPerf which provides a beautiful and powerful load testing Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for your Gatling scripts.

It relies heavily on Docker and it leverages Grafana, Influx DB, and Telegraf for the result analysis.

OctoPerf Kraken

Kraken Architecture

Here is the architecture diagram of Kraken. Thanks to https://github.com/OctoPerf/kraken/

Kraken Architecture

How to download?

Head to https://github.com/OctoPerf/kraken/releases and click on the latest stable release zip file as shown below.


Before you spin up the Kraken, make sure you have downloaded the following software.

  1. Virtual Box from Oracle
  2. Vagrant from HashiCorp

Based on your system configuration, you need to download and install the appropriate versions.

After you downloaded the zip file, open the command prompt and change the directory to where you have extracted the zip file.

Execute below command to spin up the Kraken.

vagrant up

This will starting spinning a virtual box and displays the URL to launch. You will get two URLs; by default it uses 8080 port for Gatling and Administration.

Below is the complete video which will help you to setup the Kraken.

What is the actual meaning of Kraken?

Here is what Wikipedia says about the actual meaning of kraken.

The English word kraken is taken from the Swedish and Norwegian language. In both Norwegian and Swedish Kraken is the definite form of krake, a word designating an unhealthy animal or something twisted (cognate with the English crook and crank).


Are you using Gatling in your project? If yes, please let us know what you think of Kraken. I hope, OctoPerf will release the version which supports JMeter in future which will be boom for many of us.

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