See the benefits of an application performance management tool like Instana and a performance testing tool like OctoPerf collaborating for better performance.
Today we have a look at the added value you get by using a combination of load testing and APM. Our tool of choice at OctoPerf is Instana, because we share a lot of common values. To put it short we both have a huge focus on ease of use and docker oriented platforms. I think it makes this collaboration even more relevant for our users.
Anyway, as you probably know OctoPerf is oriented toward running realistic tests as easily as possible.
OctoPerf 10.4 is out and the focus this time is on error reporting a new report item and an overhaul of error details. Oh and I almost forgot the upgrade to JMeter 5.1.1!
We’ve received a lot of feedback around the way we report errors during the tests. First we only stored the first 100 errors per load generator to avoid having too many. And because of this, many of you were not able to analyse issue happening after a while. This can be frustrating if you want to understand what’s going on at that stage. That’s the reason behind the two main features of this release:
History of changes made to the OctoPerf GUI to keep it simple while adding features during the last 6 months. A few tricks that helped us triple our conversion rate!
OctoPerf is a SaaS load testing solution.
A load test simulates a number of predefined virtual users, to validate the application for an expected load of concurrent users. Applications tested range from company intranets to e-commerce websites. This type of test makes it possible to highlight the sensitive and critical points of a technical architecture. It also allows measuring the impact on the servers, the bandwidth required on the network, etc.
New logo, templates, remote control your virtual users and a lot of new cool integrations to start the year off right with OctoPerf 10.
It has been a few months since the last update post and as you will see we have been quite busy. Let’s not waste any time and look first into the most obvious change of them all.
New logo Some of you may have already noticed that we updated our logo last week. A simpler text logo like we had before did not feel fitting anymore. The new Octo-rocket logo will take our favorite octopus higher than never before.
A big focus on the network with this new version of OctoPerf with enhanced proxy support and IP spoofing as the key features.
Since our last post about OctoPerf 9.4, we’ve been working on a lot of different subjects. As usual, you can find all the details in our changelog, but let’s have a look at the key improvements.
IP Spoofing IP Spoofing is a technique used to impersonate another computing system. In performance testing it is interesting when you face a load-balancer or anti DDOS mechanism that requires each virtual user to have a different IP.
A new version of JMeter means a new version of OctoPerf. And for good measure we’ve added a couple of other features on top of it.
JMeter 5 is out, be the first to test with it from the cloud with OctoPerf!
Integration of JMeter 5 This brand new version of JMeter brings a lot of new features and fixes. As usual we’ve worked hard to migrate all our load generators to JMeter 5 as fast as possible. Compatibility with previous scripts is still guaranteed since the number of core changes remains small.
Results tree The result tree is a long awaited feature displaying statistics for your entire user tree: This way you can quickly tell where the time is spent or see if you have a high error rate on a particular step.
Another batch of quality of life features in OctoPerf, including using your own AWS or DO account to autostart/stop load agents.
Wondering what’s new in OctoPerf? You’ve come to the right place. Don’t worry I know you have plans for summer so I will keep it short.
New Features Private hosts OctoPerf now allows using your own Amazon Web Services or Digital Ocean account. This way OctoPerf will automatically start the load generators for you in your private cloud. And of course we will start them on demand and stop them once the test is finished.
OctoPerf v9.0.0 and above feature a much simpler Unified Docker + Monitoring Agent. Learn what’s new and the changes implied to the hosts management.
OctoPerf Enterprise-Edition is OctoPerf fully installable on your own hardware. Up to OctoPerf v8.x.x, OctoPerf EE uses Rancher to manage load generators.
After multiple setup sessions with our customers, we came to the conclusion that we needed to improve the way load generators and monitoring agents are managed. We had to make core improvements to make OctoPerf EE much easier to install. Let’s see:
How OctoPerf currently works and why it’s not optimal, And the changes we’ve made in the upcoming OctoPerf v9.
Today we look at our latest release, because OctoPerf now offers entirely custom load policies. And many other minor features to make your life easier.
It’s been two months since our last major release. Which is a bit more than ordinary for us. But as a result we have even more features to show this time.
And let’s start with the star of this OctoPerf 8.2 release:
Custom load policy It is now possible to create the exact load you want:
Not only can you add points to the graph, but you can also edit them:
While we’re all dieting back to our regular weight, OctoPerf shamelessly got bigger with the new v8. Featuring report comparison, new UI and other features.
We know it’s unhealthy to compare yourself to others.
In particular since it is the time for new year’s resolutions and this looks like a good candidate.
There’s even a famous quote that states: Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt
But sadly, tests results in OctoPerf won’t get this chance. Now you can compare up to 4 test results in OctoPerf! We’ve also improved our UI again to make a better use of the space available.