Load and Performance Tools

Tools that specialize in putting a heavy load on systems (especially client-server systems). These tools are often also GUI test drivers.
Current Listings

* ANTS – Advanced .NET Testing System
* Benchmark Factory
* BurnInTest
* Capacity Calibration
* Chariot
* DTM DB Stress
* ER/DataGen
* FORECAST
* FunkLoad
* GS DataGenerator
* Hammer Test Engine
* ITF – Internetworking Test Facility
* JBlitz Pro
* Jmeter
* JUnitPerf
* LISA Load & Performance Testing
* Load
* Load Impact
* Load Runner Product Family
* LoadeaTest
* LoadManager
* Loadtracer
* Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool (WAS)
* mLoad
* Monitor Master
* NeoLoad
* OpenLoad
* OpenSTA
* preVue-ASCII
* preVue-X
* Profiler
* Proxy Sniffer
* PureAgent
* PureLoad
* QALoad
* QEngine
* Qtest
* Rational Suite PerformanceStudio
* Scapa Test and Performance Platform
* SilkPerformer
* SOAPtest
* SQL Stress Test
* SSW Performance PRO! 2000
* SSW Performance PRO! 97
* Teleprocessing Network Simulator
* TestMaker
* tnsgen
* vPerformer
* WAPT
* Web Performance Suite
* WebLoad Professional/A>
* Webserver Stress Tool

Kind of Tool
System Performance / Load Testing Tool
Organization
IBM Rational Software
http://www.rational.com/products/prevue/
Software Description
preVue performs quality assurance, performance measurement, and regression testing of character-based UNIX applications. The preVue system is the basis for the entire preVue product family.

preVue’s record/playback technology allows testers to automatically record the workload of 1 to 1000’s of virtual user sessions, create test scripts, execute test sessions, and evaluate the summarized reports and graphs. preVue utilizes Remote Terminal Emulation to replicate the workload of actual application users on the System Under Test. preVue provides verification of and timing information for the System Under Test responses over communication mediums including: RS-232-C, Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, and X.25 networks.

preVue allows testers to perform multi-user performance benchmarks that measure the application response times, system throughput, and system stress levels. preVue has no special hardware requirements and has been successfully ported to a wide range of UNIX platforms.
Platforms
Supported on all major UNIX platforms.

preVue-X

Kind of Tool
System Performance / Load Testing Tool
Organization
IBM Rational Software
http://www.rational.com/products/prevue/
Software Description
preVue-X provides non-intrusive regression and performance testing of X-Window applications. preVue-X accurately emulates multiple users while requiring no special hooks into your application or X Libraries, thus guaranteeing that the application tested is the same application that will be deployed. preVue-X operates at the X protocol level and independently of the GUI. It automatically collects all user interactions with the application (e.g., mouse movements, button activity, keystrokes, think time delays) into an easily editable test script for playback. Features include automated synchronization and time-stamping; geometry independence and script viewer.
Platforms
Tests all versions of UNIX, X server, GUI toolkits, etc; supported on all major UNIX platforms

Load Runner Product Family

Kind of Tool
Multi-user system and server testing tool
Organization
Hewlett-Packard Company
http://www.merc-int.com/
Software Description
Automated client/server system testing tools which provide performance testing, load testing and system tuning for multi-user applications
Platforms
LoadRunner/UX: for UNIX/X Window Applications LoadRunner/PC: for MS Windows Applications LoadRunner/XL: for Server Functionality and Performance LoadRunner/RTE: for Terminal-Based Applications

ITF – Internetworking Test Facility

Kind of Tool
Network test driver/manager
Organization
Applied Computer Technology
http://www.acomtech.com/
Software Description
The ITF™ (Internetworking Test Facility) system provides a PC-based environment for the development, comprehensive architectural conformance verification, load/stress and performance testing of TCP/IP TN3270/tn5250 products. Ready-to-run validated tests are available and you can easily add to them using our test case development tools.
Platforms
DOS, Windows 98, Windows NT

Chariot®

Kind of Tool
Load and Performance Tool
Organization
NetIQ Corporation
http://www.netiq.com/products/chr/

WebLOAD Professional

Kind of Tool
Entrerprise-class Load Testing
Organization
RadView Software Inc.

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Software Description
– Support for Web 2.0 applications enables efficient load testing of RIAs, SOAs, AJAX and web services-based applications
– Support for multimedia and mixed content, including text, graphics, and streaming content
– Advanced test modeling features, including keyword and object-oriented testing enable validation of specific web functionality; reuse of test agendas; load testing during the regression-testing phase; and testing at the system API level for improved accuracy
– Superior ROI utilizing JavaScript results in a short learning curve, brief test scripts, and the highest return on investment.
Platforms
Unix, Linux, Microsoft, Sun Solaris

QALoadTM

Kind of Tool
Enterprise-wide load testing tool
Organization
Compuware Corporation
www.compuware.com/
Software Description
QALoadTMis Compuware’s enterprise-wide load testing tool for client/server or midrange hosted applications. It supports Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server and any ODBC-compliant database, as well as http (web), character-based (TelNet), or Tuxedo traffic. QALoad can stress your client/server system by simulating hundreds or thousands of users simultaneously performing different operations. It creates test scripts that are used to simulate application transactions on the client/server system without involving end users or their equipment. QALoad is part of Compuware’s comprehensive QACenterTM family of application testing products.
Platforms
All Windows and character based platforms

Benchmark FactoryTM

Kind of Tool
Load Testing Tool
Organization
Quest Software, Inc.
http://www.quest.com/
Software Description
Benchmark Factory® is a load testing and capacity planning tool for critical e-business environments. It can be used to put enormous stress on a system, which is typically hard to achieve in a standard testing environment. When a system breaks it is typically under extreme load, and this is generally when it is needed most. By identifying system capacity and performance bottlenecks before they occur, Benchmark Factory facilitates proactive testing, which in turn reduces downtime, development costs, and potential loss of revenue. With Benchmark Factory you have the ability to:

* Determine system throughput and capacity for web, database, email
* Create web tests using a standard web browser, a built-in spider, or actual web traffic history
* Examine tests results with built-in analysis features or Excel Reports
* Simulate thousands of concurrent users with a minimal amount of hardware

Platforms
Windows NT/2000, Windows 9x/ME
Capable of testing internet applications, email servers, file servers and database servers.

Teleprocessing Network Simulator

Kind of Tool
Performance, Function, & Automated Regression Testing, and Network Design Evaluation Tool
Organization
IBM
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/network/tpns/
Software Description
Teleprocessing Network Simulator (TPNS) improves network computing by conducting stress, performance, regression, function and capacity planning tests with SNA, CPI-C and enhanced TCP support. A market leader with a track record in enterprise testing for over 20 years with an ISO 9000 certification, TPNS can be used to determine system performance and response time, to evaluate network design, to perform functional testing, and to automate regression testing. Used as a basic tool in a comprehensive test plan, TPNS increases the effectiveness of system testing by providing a structured and systematic approach to all phases of testing. Also, to accommodate your business needs, a variety of TPNS-based testing services offerings are available.
Platforms
TPNS Version 3 Release 5 runs on the IBM System/390 processors, the IBM System/370 processors (including ES/9370), and 3090 processors and the following operating systems: MVS/370, MVS/XA, MVS/ESA, OS/390, and VM/ESA.

Forecast

Kind of Tool
Load, performance and non-GUI functional testing for Web, Java, .NET, databases, network protocols and other technologies.
Organization
Facilita Software Development

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Software Description
Forecast is a non-intrusive tool for load testing, performance measurement and multi-user functional testing.

Forecast is one of the very few tools that can test the range of technologies used to implement todays corporate IT infrastructure: Web, J2EE, .NET, database client/server and so on. While each Forecast component matches the best stand-alone tool, Forecast can also simulate complex combined test scenarios.

Class-leading efficiency is combined with an open and extensible architecture. Standard languages are used for scripts: Java, C++ and the .NET family (C#, VB.Net etc).

Forecast has powerful and extensible application recording and test script generation components. The combination of built-in mechanisms with additional application specific rules maximises the automation of test script production.

A test may be executed on multiple machines in order to achieve high degrees of load. Forecast is efficient and has comparatively low hardware requirements.
Platforms
Controller: Windows 2000 or Windows XP, Injectors: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Linux, AIX, Java Injector: requires JRE 1.3 or later.

PureLoad

Kind of Tool
Performance Testing and Analysing Tool
Organization
Minq Software
http://www.minq.se/
Software Description
PureLoad is a Java-based performance testing and analyzing tool that helps application developers by automating the process of stress testing their server applications. This is achieved by simulating several hundreds of users performing tasks. Statistics are used to analyze the bottlenecks in the system, primarily the performance, scalability and quality characteristics.
Platforms
Java 2 version 1.3. PureLoad has been tested and verified on Solaris/SPARC, Windows NT/2000 and Linux.

Rational Suite PerformanceStudio

Kind of Tool
Performance testing tools
Organization
IBM Rational Software
http://www.rational.com/products/pstudio/

Entry added October 20, 2000.

SilkPerformer

Kind of Tool
Load and performance testing tool
Organization
Borland Software Corporation
http://www.segue.com/

Entry added October 20, 2000.

Capacity Calibration

Kind of Tool
Web Site Application Load and Performance Testing
Organization
Distributed Computing, Inc.
http://www.capcal.com/
Software Description
Distributed Computing, Inc. (DCI) is a San Francisco-based company that developed the Capacity Calibration (CapCal) technology to deliver “last mile” Web site and network capacity and performance testing that every firm, small or large, can afford to cost-effectively implement. We have solutions from simple pay-per-use services over the Internet to full-scale enterprise license solutions and professional services offerings.

CapCal is the first technology to deliver a commercial application of the distributed computing model whereby the spare cycles and bandwidth of computers sitting on desktops in homes and offices around the world are used to measure the capacity and performance of any network or Web site.

Previous solutions to the problem of measuring Web site performance under variable loads have been extremely costly and complicated because they require dedicated hardware to generate the load and use arcane scripting languages to write the test scripts.

DCI’s founders and developers, who are pioneers in the automated software testing industry, have developed a revolutionary technology that solves the twin problems of cost and complexity in a powerful and elegant fashion.

CapCal’s distributed architecture duplicates the real world conditions that are necessary to measure the performance of any server or network, public or private, under variable usage loads without requiring dedicated hardware or programming skills. This provides the means whereby Web infrastructure can be cost-effectively exercised in its entirety, providing the data necessary to identify and correct performance problems that would otherwise go undetected.

Companies in the system integration, systems management, Web development, hosting, hardware and consulting industries use CapCal to deliver the highest quality products and services to their customers by providing real world validation in a way that no other technology can.

If your company delivers Web-based solutions in any form, DCI and the CapCal technology will give you and your customers the assurance that the final product meets the performance levels and availability that are necessary in today’s online world.
Platforms
Any system with Java support.

Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool (WAS)

Kind of Tool
Web stress tool (freeware)
Organization
Microsoft Corporation
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/intranet/downloads/webstres.asp
Software Description
Microsoft Web Application Stress (formerly called “Homer”) is a simulation tool that is designed to realistically reproduce multiple browsers requesting pages from a web application. It was developed by web testers. We have made the tool as easy to use as possible by masking some of the complexities of web server testing. This makes the tool desirable for anyone interested in gathering performance data on their web site.

The tool is a consolidation of many of the best features we have seen over the years, as well as few features of our own. The Internet is rapidly changing and so are the tools used to test it.
Platforms
This version covers the most needed features for stress testing three tier personalized Active Server Page web sites running on Microsoft Windows NT server 4.0 and Windows 2000.

Load

Kind of Tool
Performance and scalability utility for Web apps and Web Services (freeware)
Organization
PushToTest
http://www.pushtotest.com/
Software Description
Testing Web application software and SOAP-based Web Services for performance and scalability is no longer an option. Load, a free open-source test utility, features a scripting language and library of test objects to create intelligent agents that drive a Web application. Running hundreds of agents concurrently shows how your software performs in production environments. Intelligent testing makes your software development better, faster.
Platforms
Load is written in Java and runs everywhere Java does, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, Macintosh and more. Load is distributed under a free “Apache” style open-source agreement. You get Load, the source code and you may make changes to Load yourself.

Entry added December 27, 2001.

Webserver Stress Tool

Kind of Tool
Versatile Web Server Load-, Performance-, and Stress-Test
Organization
Paessler GmbH
http://www.paessler.com/
Software Description
Webserver Stress Tool is an agressively priced and easy to use load test application for webservers. The software simulates the traffic and usage generated by a large number of simultaneous web users, enabling website administrators to test the ability of their servers to handle various loads and capacities.

The test results compare easily to those of much higher priced competitor products. But since the software design was kept very straightforward the software is much easier to use! Within 5 minutes after downloading and installing the first load test can be conducted. Because no part of the software has to be installed on the server itself Webserver Stress Tool works with all webservers!

Detailed test logs and several easy to read graphs make it easy to analyze the results. Webserver Stress Tool for Windows (95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP) can benchmark static pages, JSPs/ASPs and CGIs for performance-, load- and stress-tests. Webserver Stress Tool is available in three editions, Standard, Professional and Enterprise.

Please visit our website for details about Webserver Stress Tool, download the free trial edition or take our Guided Tour.
Platforms
Client: Windows 95/98/ME/XP/2000/NT, Server: Any

Entry added January 24, 2002.

ANTS – Advanced .NET Testing System

Kind of Tool
Load testing tool for .NET web services and other web applications.
Organization
Red Gate Software Ltd.
www.red-gate.com/
Software Description
ANTS (Advanced .NET Testing System) is for load testing XML Web Services or other Visual Studio .NET written web applications. ANTS will help determine how many concurrent users can simultaneously use an application.
Platforms
ANTS is designed to test web applications using Microsoft technologies. Less detailed tests can be run on any web applications. ANTS runs on windows machines, IE6 and the .NET framework.

SSW Performance PRO! 97

Kind of Tool
Database Tool
Organization
Superior Software for Windows Pty Ltd
http://www.ssw.com.au/
Software Description
Essential for performance tuning your Access frontend or upsizing to SQL Server

SSW Performance PRO! analyses every form, combo and list box in your Access 97, 2000 or 2002 app. It checks the SQL statements and reports on the slowest features. It tells you exactly where to spend time that will make a difference to the speed of your application. You can also use SSW Performance PRO! after you’ve upsized an application to SQL Server to pinpoint where tuning is required.
Platforms
Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 or XP

SSW Performance PRO! 2000

Kind of Tool
Database Tool
Organization
Superior Software for Windows Pty Ltd
http://www.ssw.com.au
Software Description
Essential for performance tuning your Access frontend or upsizing to SQL Server

SSW Performance PRO! analyses every form, combo and list box in your Access 97, 2000 or 2002 app. It checks the SQL statements and reports on the slowest features. It tells you exactly where to spend time that will make a difference to the speed of your application. You can also use SSW Performance PRO! after you’ve upsized an application to SQL Server to pinpoint where tuning is required.
Platforms
Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 or XP

TestMaker

Kind of Tool
A solution to assure Web service functionality, scalability and performance as part of an enterprise’s security strategy. (freeware)
Organization
PushToTest
http://www.pushtotest.com/

Entry added March 20, 2003.

Qtest

Kind of Tool
Performance testing tool
Organization
Quotium Technologies Inc
http://www.quotium.com/products/qtest-loadtesting.php
Software Description
Qtest is an enterprise-class automated load testing and monitoring solution. It offers a high capacity for load simulation, extensive monitoring capability and is a new benchmark in affordability and ease of use. Qtest supports all Web, Web Service, J2EE, .Net, ASP, AJAX, CGI, and Mainframe Portal environments and, in particular, complex Web applications like Siebel, SAP, and Epiphany. With its non-protocol based Winload module, Qtest also supports any non web application. For a free download, visit our web site.
Platforms
Windows

OpenSTA

Kind of Tool
Web site load and performance test tool (freeware)
Organization
opensta.org
http://opensta.org/
Software Description
A distributed software testing architecture based on CORBA. OpenSTA is designed to be used by Performance Testing Consultants or other technically proficient individuals. Using OpenSTA a user can generate realistic heavy loads simulating the activity of hundreds to thousands of virtual users. This capability is fully realized through OpenSTA’s distributed testing architecture.

OpenSTA graphs both virtual user response times and resource utilization information from all Web Servers, Application Servers, Database Servers and Operating Platforms under test, so that precise performance measurements can be gathered during load tests and analysis on these measurements can be performed.

OpenSTA is Open Source software licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Platforms
Windows NT SP5, Windows 2000, and Windows XP

Monitor Master

Kind of Tool
Quality Management Solution – load, functional, stress and usability testing
Organization
Argogroup
http://www.argogroup.com/
Software Description
Monitor Master is a quality management solution for wireless data services – WML/XHTML, SMS and MMS. Monitor Master helps Operators and Content Developers ensure that end-users of wireless applications will have the best quality of experience possible – regardless of the handset being used.
Platforms
Windows2000 or XP Requires IE5.5 or higher

WAPT

Kind of Tool
Load, Stress and Performance testing of web sites and web-based intranet applications.
Organization
SoftLogica LLC
http://loadtestingtool.com/
Software Description
WAPT is an easy to use and cost-effective yet powerful testing tool for web environment. With WAPT you can test and analyze the performance characteristics and bottlenecks of your web site under various load conditions. WAPT has a number of features to test sites with dynamic content and secure HTTPS pages.

Key Features Summary

* Accurate Real User Simulation
* Dynamic Test Data Generation
* Recording and Playback of HTTPS/SSL Pages
* Flexible Test Volume & Load Definition
* Clear Reports and Graphs
* Full Log of Virtual Users Activities
* Adjustable delays (“think times”) between requests to simulate real user behavior
* Support of redirects, including redirects to another server
* Support of all types of proxies

Platforms
Windows XP/2000/NT (recommended) and Windows 9x/ME

Web Performance Suite

Kind of Tool
Web performance, load testing, and stress testing software
Organization
Web Performance, Inc.
http://www.webperformanceinc.com/
Software Description
The Web Performance Suite™& is comprehensive and easy to use Web performance testing software, which includes a client-side analysis module (Analyzer) a load testing module (Load Tester) and server analysis modules. It is capable of handling most popular web-design technologies such as AJAX, Web forms, J2EE, ASP, .NET/C#, PHP, ColdFusion, Java, etc, without having to write complex code in a programming language. This approach cuts the test case development time to 1/4 to 1/5 of the time it would take to record and customize scripts in a programming language.

The Web Performance Suite reports translate raw numbers into business requirements, with easy-to-understand charts that show exactly “how many users your website can handle”, “where is the bottleneck”, etc, given a customer’s unique performance requirements.
Platforms
Linux, Windows 2000, XP, NT, & Solaris

PureAgent

Kind of Tool
Response time monitoring agent
Organization
Minq Software
http://www.minq.se/
Software Description
PureAgent is a performance monitoring tool that replicates real users generating activities on server applications. Use PureAgent to check how your customers experience your applications. PureAgent measures the total round trip time it takes to execute one or many user operations accessing either static or dynamic content. The results are presented as charts in a standard web browser, alarm levels can be defined which might trigger notifications to be sent by Email. The monitored scenario of user operations is created using the PureTest application.
Platforms
Windows, Linux, Solaris

BurnInTest

Kind of Tool
PC hardware and device driver load testing tool
Organization
PassMark Software Pty Ltd
http://www.passmark.com/
Software Description
BurnInTest is a software tool that allows all the major sub-systems of a computer to be simultaneously stress tested for endurance, reliability and stability. BurnInTest tests the CPU, hard drives, CD ROMs, DVDs, sound cards, 2D graphics, 3D graphics, RAM, network connections & printers. The Pro version can also test tape drives, USB, serial and parallel ports. This can all be done simultaneously as the application is multithreaded.
Platforms
Windows 98, ME, XP, 2000

Profiler

Kind of Tool
Execution profiling tools for many languages
Organization
Semantic Designs, Inc.
http://www.semdesigns.com/
Software Description
SD’s Profiler tools collect information about execution frequency of all blocks of code in an application. A graphical display sorts this information by file or by frequency, and the relative execution costs are showing graphically superimposed over the source code. Available for C, COBOL, and Java. For C and Java, easily customzized to work in embedded or realtime contexts. Extremly low probe overhead during execution.
Platforms
Probe installer runs under Windows/NT/2K/XP. Applcation under test can run on any platform. Profile display results can run anywhere a JVM is present.

QEngine

Kind of Tool
Automated tool for functional testing, web load performance testing, web services testing and regression testing
Organization
ZOHO Corporation
http://www.manageengine.com/products/qengine/
Software Description
ManageEngine QEngine is a powerful, affordable and highly intuitive tool that provides the quickest and most accurate way to test the functionality and performance of your web applications/e-Commerce in both Windows and Linux machines. Provides an easy-to-learn user interface to completely automate the creation of sophisticated test scripts, letting you to record and playback Web browser events in IE and Mozilla browsers.
Platforms
Windows (IE & Mozilla), Linux (Mozilla)

Jmeter

Kind of Tool
Load and performance test tool (freeware)
Organization
The Apache Jakarta Project
http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/
Software Description
Apache JMeter is a 100% pure Java desktop application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.
Platforms
JMeter has been tested and works under Unix (Solaris, Linux, etc) and Windows (98, NT, 2000).

SOAPtest

Kind of Tool
Automatic Web Services Testing Tool
Organization
ParaSoft Corporation
http://www.parasoft.com/
Software Description
SOAPtest is an automated tool for testing Web services. It helps development teams prevent errors by performing server functional testing, load testing, and client testing with the click of a button. SOAPtest facilitates server functional testing by automatically creating a test suite from a WSDL document that tests every operation associated with that document. The same test suite used for server functional testing can also be used as a load test suite that not only monitors the servers response rate with the specified number and mixture of simultaneous requests, but also verifies whether the test loads cause functionality problems. SOAPtest can also emulate a server and verify that the client sends appropriate requests to the appropriate services, and that the client handles the services responses as expected. In addition to one-click server functional testing, load testing, and client testing, SOAPtest can also be used as a proxy server to view and verify messages between a client and a Web service.
Platforms
Windows 2000/XP, Linux, Solaris

tnsgen

Kind of Tool
Test Data generator (freeware)
Organization
tns software inc
http://www.tns-soft.com/tnsgen.html
Software Description
A script-based test data generation tool which operates under Solaris, Linux and Windows. Capabale of generating thousands of records per second in XML, SQL or user-defined formats. Easily extensible to include project-specific data sets.
Platforms
Solaris, Linux, Windows

JUnitPerf

Kind of Tool
a collection of JUnit test decorators used to measure performance and scalability of functionality. (freeware)
Organization
Clarkware Consulting, Inc.
http://www.clarkware.com/software/JUnitPerf.html
Software Description
JUnitPerf tests transparently decorate existing JUnit tests. JUnitPerf tests are intended to be used specifically in situations where you have quantitative performance and/or scalability requirements that you’d like to keep in check while refactoring code. For example, you might write a JUnitPerf test to ensure that refactoring an algorithm didn’t incur undesirable performance overhead in a performance-critical code section. You might also write a JUnitPerf test to ensure that refactoring a resource pool didn’t adversely affect the scalability of the pool under load.

JUnitPerf is licensed under the BSD License.
Platforms
Platforms supported by Java.

GS DataGenerator

Kind of Tool
Test Data Generator with Trends and Business Rules
Organization
Global Software Applications (GSApps)
http://www.gsapps.com/
Software Description
GS DataGenerator includes the following unique features:

* Generate high volumes of ‘intelligent’ test data on virtually any relational database
* Create business trends and patterns
* Simulate business workflow
* Mimic potential data errors
* Employ number of predefined functions

This broad range of functionality allows you to do the following:

* Test database performance and functionality during development, avoiding costly reworks.
* Build powerful sales demonstrations to populate your software product with client-like data.
* Protect your confidential data by providing business-like data for development and test work by in-house and especially outsourced development teams.
* Support rapid application development by creating meaningful data that captures users input during development

Platforms
System Requirements: Microsoft Windows NT4/SP6/2000/XP, Pentium Processor or higher, 128 MB of RAM – 512 MB is recommended, Minimum 50 MB of hard disc space (in case you have .NET Framework installed – 10 MB)

mLoad

Kind of Tool
Performance tool for mobile infrastructure
Organization
NCC Group
http://www.nccgroup.com/
Software Description
CC Groups mLoad toolset generates high levels of realistic network and user traffic ensuring that WAP Gateways, MMSCs and web based mobile infrastructure elements meet the high-bandwidth, high-performance demands of a mobile internet service. The toolset includes a test harness to allow acceptance testing of mobile elements against performance requirements in the deployed environment.
Platforms
Pentium PC with Windows 2000, or Windows NT

Proxy Sniffer

Kind of Tool
Web Load Test and Web Page Analysis Tool
Organization
Ingenieurbüro David Fischer GmbH
http://www.proxy-sniffer.com/
Software Description
Proxy Sniffer measures the performance and the stability of web applications under real load conditions. It is specially suited for testing:

* E-Banking Applications
* Web Portals
* E-Commerce Shops

Proxy Sniffer is a full-featured web load testing tool, designed for professionals:

* Very powerful and easy to use. The intuitive GUI allows you to use all of Proxy Sniffer’s extensive functionalities with some few mouse clicks.
* No manual programming required even in the most complex test situations. An exact copy of a recorded web surfing session remain in Proxy Sniffer’s memory, and can be functionally enhanced by using the GUI – before a speed-optimized Java load test program is automatically generated.
* Rich of professional features: like support of forms based login, aX509 client certificates per concurrent user and automatically applied response content test-algorithm per url call. Support of dynamically handled web surfing sessions – based on cookies, url rewriting or CGI session-parameters.
* Multiple platform support: Proxy Sniffer runs on Window NT/2000/XP systems as well as on all Unix systems.
* unlimited load test force : An unlimited load test force can be reached by combining several load test releasing systems to a cluster which allows to run high-end load tests with thousands of concurrent users.
* Excellent price/performance ratio: Proxy Sniffer is guaranteed to provide one of the best price/performance ratio ever seen for a professional web load and stress testing tool. Our price model is based softly on the number CPUs where the product is installed. No extra fees are charged for virtual users.

Platforms
Java version 1.3 or 1.4. Proxy Sniffer has been tested and verified on Windows NT/2000/XP, Solaris, Linux and Mac OS X. A Java compiler and interpreter is already bundled together with the Windows installation kit.

NeoLoad

Kind of Tool
Load and Stress Testing Tool for Web applications
Organization
Neotys

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Software Description
NeoLoad is a professional load testing software for web applications (ASP.Net, J2EE, PHP,…)

Easy to use (no scripting) but advanced features:

* Extract easily data from server response and reuse later in the scenario. Automatic handling of ASP.Net VIEWSTATE,
* Automatic support of user sessions based on cookies or URL rewriting,
* Realistic Virtual User simulation: cookies handling, plays simultaneously Virtual Users with different behaviors, modem emulation, IP spoofing…
* SSL support (record and playback),
* HTML/PDF/XML reporting,
* Compare results of several tests,
* Controller and Load Injectors are multi-platform: Windows, Unix.

Platforms
Windows 2000/XP, Solaris, Linux

LoadManager

Kind of Tool
Load, Performance and Stress testing tool
Organization
Alvicom
www.alvicom.hu/products/LoadManager
Software Description
LoadManager was developed to offer the features missing in other commercial Load/Performance tools. The tool was developed in Java (Eclipse platform). The result is a testing tool which runs on all platforms supported by Eclipse and Java such as Linux, Windows, HP Unix, etc.

Supported protocols are: HTTP, HTTPS, Socket (TCP/IP), JMS, RMI.

* Result data is collected in a central repository
* This data can be exported/manipulated quickly, easily and usefully
* Thousands of virtual users (data units) can be simulated and tested
* Colour-coding shows which users pass/fail and a script-link is provided
* Testing of individual or groups of users can be paused/restarted at will
Platforms
All platforms supported by Eclipse and Java such as Linux, Windows, HP Unix, etc.

ER/DataGen

Kind of Tool
Model-driven test data generation
Organization
Banner Software Inc.
http://www.bannersoftware.net/
Software Description
ER/DataGen provides a seamless interface to Allfusion ERwin and ER/Studio in producing “Modeldriven” test data.
Platforms
Windows 98, 2000, XP

LoadeaTest

Kind of Tool
Stress testing tool
Organization
Loadea
http://www.loadea.com/
Software Description
Overview

LoadeaTest has 5 modules :

* a capture module : to create new test, to modelize it as a script, to modify it, to replay and validate it ;
* a control module : to define test properties, to launch it on several machines, to monitor it in real time and to view results ;
* an injection module : it is the engine of the test. It executes script and collect data on differents machines ;
* a collect module : http interface between all modules and database for storage ;
* an analysis module : to view test results as tables and graphs, to generate reports, and to activate statistic algorithm on data (Principle Component Analysis).

Benefits

* Easy to install and use
o Default parameters
o Modern and intuitive GUI
* Many capture plug-ins easy to add
o Automatic script generation
o Web capture
o Network capture : HTTP, TCP, SOAP, RSS
o System ressources
* Scripts in high level language (C#, VB.NET ) and data in XML format
o Use your own human and technical ressources
o Proven language
o Existing libraries
o Can add user specific development
* Http communication between modules
* Use of Principle Component Analysis method
o Shows guidelines of test
o Automatic mathematical method
o Simplified understanding of results
* Data manipulation by array and graphs. Can be exported to external tools

Platforms
Win32

FunkLoad

Kind of Tool
Functional and load web tester (freeware)
Organization
Nuxeo
http://funkload.nuxeo.org/
Software Description
FunkLoad is a GPL functional and load web tester, written in Python, whose main use cases are:

* Functional testing of web projects, and thus regression testing as well.
* Performance testing: by loading the web application and monitoring your servers it helps you to pinpoint bottlenecks, giving a detailed report of performance measurement.
* Load testing tool to expose bugs that do not surface in cursory testing, like volume testing or longevity testing.
* Stress testing tool to overwhelm the web application resources and test the application recoverability.
* Writing web agents by scripting any web repetitive task, like checking if a site is alive.

Main FunkLoad features are:

* Functional test are pure Python scripts using the pyUnit framework like normal unit test. Python enable complex scenarios to handle real world applications.
* Truly emulates a web browser (single-threaded) using Richard Jones’ webunit.
* Advanced test runner with many command-line options
* Turn a functional test into a load test: just by invoking the bench runner you can identify scalability and performance problems.
* Detailed bench reports in ReST or HTML (and PDF via ps2pdf).
* Easy test customization using a configuration file or command line options.
* Easy test creation using TestMaker / maxq recorder, so you can use your web browser and produce a FunkLoad test automatically.
* Provides web assertion helpers.
* Provides a funkload.CPSTestCase to ease Zope and Nuxeo CPS testing.
* Easy to use, see examples in the demo folder.

Platforms
OS independent, except for the monitor server which run only on Linux.

Scapa Test and Performance Platform

Kind of Tool
Performance testing tool that analyzes scalability, reliability and performance
Organization
Scapa Technologies

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Software Description
Scapa Test and Performance Platform is an innovative and powerful application performance testing, diagnosis and monitoring product, applicable across a wide range of commercial software technologies at multiple points in the application lifecycle. The Platform works by simulating multiple users of a computer system in a way the is, as far as the system is concerned, completely indistinguishable from real users. By measuring the performance seen by virtual users, it is possible to understand how the system would behave under a corresponding level of real usage.
Platforms
Windows NT, 2000, XP, Linux, AIX, HPUX, Solaris, Citrix, Terminal Services, Remedy, Oracle Forms

OpenLoad

Kind of Tool
Script-free Load, Stress and Scalability testing tool for Web Applications and Services
Organization
OpenDemand Systems, Inc.
http://www.opendemand.com/
Software Description
The OpenLoad product suite is designed to address a specific need in the market for simple, powerful and affordable testing tools. OpenLoad provides the first viable alternative to high priced and overly complex commercial load testing tools and low-end performance testing tools that are largely unsupported and lack the robust feature set required to adequately test today’s enterprise-level Web applications.

Visit the OpenDemand website today for a fully functional free trial.
Platforms
Windows XP Professional, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows NT 4.0 and Linux Kernel 2.4+

DTM DB Stress

Kind of Tool
A utility for database and db-applications stress testing
Organization
DTM soft
http://www.sqledit.com/
Software Description
DTM DB Stress is a utility for stress testing the server parts of information systems and applications, as well as DBMSs and servers themselves. This tool allows you to create and configure a continuous set of requests to the server of the OLAP (query execution) and OLTP (adding, modifying and deleting data) types. The program is useful for any information system developer or any QA department employee.
Platforms
Windows 9x, 2000, 2003, XP

JBlitz Pro

Kind of Tool
Web load and performance test tool
Organization
Clan Productions
http://www.clanproductions.com/jblitz/
Software Description
Load, performance and functional testing for websites and web applications. JBlitz gives you continuous heavy loading and automated response validation. Easy to use, quick to setup. Fully featured with logging, graphs, stats, scheduling, HTTP debugger etc. Full Java API.
Platforms
Windows (all), Linux, Unix, Mac

vPerformer

Kind of Tool
vPerformer is a load and performance testing product for web applications
Organization
Verisium, Inc.
http://www.verisium.com/
Software Description
vPerformer is a performance and load testing product that can be used to assess the performance and scalability of your web applications. vPerformer allows you to assess how your web application responds when it is concurrently accessed by a large number of users. You can measure the performance characteristics of your application by recording and replaying automated scripts that simulate a large number of concurrent virtual users.
Platforms
Windows platforms

LISA Load & Performance Testing

Kind of Tool
High-volume, multi-technology load testing and performance monitoring
Organization
iTKO, Inc.
http://www.itko.com/site/products/lisa/load_performance.jsp
Software Description
Using highly reusable tests, LISA Load & Performance Testing directly exercises individual components, business processes, and system-wide SOA workflows from design, through deployment. Individual functional component tests and system-wide business processes are load tested using the same environment, resulting in efficient test coverage, with rich functional and performance metrics and reports. Using a server-based controller and simulator, LISA client users can command the LISA Load & Performance server to exercise websites, web services, Java objects/servers (EJB), Messaging buses (ESB), databases, and many other technologies. The tool also offers very efficient load test overhead with the capability to distribute load from any available server across a WAN.
Platforms
Win XP/2000/Me/Vista, Mac OSX, Linux, Unix, Solaris

Hammer Test Engine

Kind of Tool
Reproduces realistic user behaviors on networks and applications to assure their quality will stand-up to real-world loads and scenarios
Organization
Empirix
http://www.empirix.com/products-services/hammer.asp

Loadtracer

Kind of Tool
performance, load and stress testing tool for your web application
Organization
Trace Technologies Pvt. Ltd
http://www.loadtracer.com/
Software Description
Load Tracer is a GUI-based tool for load/Performance /Stress/ Scalability testing of web applications. Using this tool more number of virtual clients can be generated to hit the web server at a specific time. It simulates multiple instances of web client accessing a Web Server based on the simulating information obtained from one web client during a session with a web server. So under various load or stress condition, any web application can be tested effectively. This tool is developed into three modules, Load Tracer- Recorder, Load Tracer-Generator, and Load Tracer- Analysis. Load Tracer is compatible with Internet Explorer and Netscape.
Platforms
Microsoft IE and netscape

SQL Stress Test

Kind of Tool
Load testing for SQL Server databases.
Organization
Agilist Technologies Inc.
http://www.agilist.com/
Software Description
SQL Stress Test incorporates Load Testing, Performance Monitoring, Baseline Creation, and Reporting into one easy to use interface.
Platforms
Windows NT 4, 2000, XP, 2003

Load Impact

Kind of Tool
Online web site load testing service
Organization
Load Impact
http://loadimpact.com/
Software Description
Load Impact is an online service for load testing of web sites and web site components. Smaller load tests (up to 50 simulated users) can be run completely free of charge. A subscription costs from $39/month. The system supports tests with up to 5,000 concurrent simulated users.
Platforms
All. It is an online service. Tests are executed over the Internet.

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