Hey everyone, my company is trying to explore a way to run load tests and we’ve tried setting up a cluster in GKE to run remote distributed testing. Before we dive head-first into this strategy though, we wanted to make sure we didn’t overlook any of the services that might be able to make the whole process easier.
Currently we’ll use JMeter scripts, so we are leaning towards services that might support that, but I’m open to exploring services that might require scripting or an API to run tests.
Here’s what I’ve looked at so far but don’t have much experience to compare between them.
- GKE Cluster using our own configurations - higher side with costs but we can control more of the whole process and aren’t limited to anything for most part, as long as we are willing to pay.
- Redline13 - seems to be one of the most affordable options and was pretty easy to jump into. Uses AWS so there aren’t really any limits to run time or # of users.
- Blazemeter - has the most limitations, but I doubt I would hit the upper ceilings before needing to talk to a Sales team for increased limits.
- Flood.io - looks like they use virtual hours to bill usage, which makes it a little hard at the moment to figure out how much it costs.
Thanks, any feedback or corrections on my current findings are greatly appreciated!