The Grinder Alternatives

    The Grinder is described as 'Java load testing framework that makes it easy to run a distributed test using many load injector machines. It is freely available under a BSD-style open-source license'. There are more than 25 alternatives to The Grinder for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Linux, Windows, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Apache JMeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like The Grinder are locust (Free, Open Source), Loader.io (Freemium), Tsung (Free, Open Source) and Yandex.Tank (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 12, 2020

    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      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.


    2. Loader.io is a simple cloud-based load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps & apis with thousands of concurrent connections. Made by the team behind SendGrid.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      Tsung (formerly IDX-Tsunami) is a distributed load testing tool. It is protocol-independent and can currently be used to stress HTTP, WebDAV, SOAP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, LDAP and Jabber/XMPP servers. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2.
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    3. Find out about your app’s performance limits and bottlenecks in order to use your resources in a most effective way. Ensure your app is scalable and find a way to make it scalable. Use Yandex.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Maven
      Gatling is an open-source load testing framework based on Scala, Akka and Netty.
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      • Mac
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      • Linux
      OctoPerf is a SaaS load testing solution, based on JMeter. Stress test your web and mobile apps within minutes. Design realistic virtual users. Scales to thousands of user from multiple locations simultaneously. We take care of the infrastructure.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Automation-friendly framework for Continuous Testing. It makes sense to automate anything you repeat 10+ times. Taurus improves experience of JMeter, Selenium and others.
    4. Load Testing for Everyone Whether you need to load test a single URL, simulate realistic user scenarios with JMeter, or execute extremely large concurrency and volumes with Gatling, flood.io provides a simple and affordable platform for all.
      • Online
      Blitz makes load and performance testing of your web site, API, iPhone and Android and Facebook apps a fun sport.

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