Apache Benchmark Alternatives

    Apache Benchmark is described as 'ab is a tool for benchmarking your web server. It is designed to give you an impression of how your current web server installation performs. This especially shows you how many requests per second your web server installation is capable of serving' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Apache Benchmark for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Apache JMeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Apache Benchmark are locust (Free, Open Source), hey (Free, Open Source), Gatling (Free, Open Source) and Storm.dev (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2021

    1. Apache JMeter is an open source Java application, designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. Originally designed for testing Web Applications, it has since expanded to other test functions as well.
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      An open source load testing tool written in Python. Locust allows you to define user behaviour with Python code, and swarm your system with millions of simultaneous users.


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      hey is a tiny program that sends some load to a web application.
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      • Maven
      Gatling is an open-source load testing framework based on Scala, Akka and Netty.
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    2. A collaborative network of nodes. Storm is the way to improve the management of your web application. Manage, monitor and stress test your web resources. Automation server, workflow, continuous integration, automatic development.
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      Siege is a regression test and benchmark utility. It can stress test a single URL with a user defined number of simulated users, or it can read many URLs into memory and stress them simultaneously.
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      Kraken is a load testing IDE. Kraken provides a complete development environment to software programmers and load testers that seek to make the most out of Gatling.
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    3. Zero-setup, browser based solution for performing REST API health checks and load tests.
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      Simple Integration and Load Testing Tool using Java 11.
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      wrk is a modern HTTP benchmarking tool capable of generating significant load when run on a single multi-core CPU. It combines a multithreaded design with scalable event notification systems such as epoll and kqueue.
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