BlazeMeter Launches Self-Service Performance Load Testing for Facebook Apps
June 01, 2012
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BlazeMeter, a provider of the load testing JMeter cloud, announced that services now include high-volume testing of interactive Facebook applications.

Facebook developers can now easily and instantly test the performance and scalability of complex, rich Facebook applications in highly realistic, load-intensive scenarios.

Prior to BlazeMeter, testing Facebook applications was very challenging because these types of apps generally serve extremely high volumes of users with zero tolerance for slow response or downtime.

BlazeMeter reduces the time to test extra-large capacity applications from days or weeks to minutes. Its performance testing cloud can handle the most intricate load scenarios, complex scripts and rich applications and easily simulate traffic that represents tens of thousands of concurrent users so developers can quickly bring high quality, fully tested Facebook applications into production.

“When developing applications for Facebook you hope the application will go viral and you also fear it will go viral, so capacity testing is critical,” stated Mike Valenty, Technical Director of Double Jump Games, a San Diego start-up in the social game space and makers of iWin Slots. "Waiting to provision dozens of test servers and manage the intricacies of distributing large scale load tests is too costly and simply unrealistic in traditional IT environments. BlazeMeter enabled us to get test results fast and effortlessly."

“When deploying applications for Facebook, it is essential to test in an environment that realistically and accurately simulates the complex extra-large load Facebook provides,” said Alon Girmonsky, Founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “Because BlazeMeter is an easy to use SaaS application, it provides users with the ability to script and test diverse, complicated load scenarios as many times as they need. Therefore, they can be assured they are delivering the quality applications Facebook users expect.”

Users are able to run test after test on demand, using any desired size or configuration. In addition, every user receives a dedicated environment per test, providing a cluster of up to 60 servers comprised of dual and quad core servers with up to 15 GB of memory each, and the geo-location of their choice.

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