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Alternatives to k6

Locust, Gatling, Wrk, Apache JMeter, and Loader.io are the most popular alternatives and competitors to k6.
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What is k6 and what are its top alternatives?

It is a developer centric open source load testing tool for testing the performance of your backend infrastructure. It’s built with Go and JavaScript to integrate well into your development workflow.
k6 is a tool in the Load and Performance Testing category of a tech stack.
k6 is an open source tool with 14.6K GitHub stars and 750 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to k6's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to k6

  • Locust

    Locust

    Locust is an easy-to-use, distributed, user load testing tool. Intended for load testing web sites (or other systems) and figuring out how many concurrent users a system can handle. ...

  • Gatling

    Gatling

    Gatling is a highly capable load testing tool. It is designed for ease of use, maintainability and high performance. Out of the box, Gatling comes with excellent support of the HTTP protocol that makes it a tool of choice for load testing any HTTP server. As the core engine is actually protocol agnostic, it is perfectly possible to implement support for other protocols. For example, Gatling currently also ships JMS support. ...

  • Wrk

    Wrk

    It is a hiring platform that provides an affordable way for small businesses to get a handle on their hiring process—a seamless set of features to create custom job posts and application forms, manage incoming candidates, and document the entire journey. ...

  • Apache JMeter

    Apache JMeter

    It is open source software, a 100% pure Java 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. ...

  • Loader.io

    Loader.io

    Loader.io is a free load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps/apis with thousands of concurrent connections. ...

  • AWS Device Farm

    AWS Device Farm

    Run tests across a large selection of physical devices in parallel from various manufacturers with varying hardware, OS versions and form factors. ...

  • BlazeMeter

    BlazeMeter

    Simulate any user scenario for webapps, websites, mobile apps or web services. 100% Apache JMeter compatible. Scalable from 1 to 1,000,000+ concurrent users.<br> ...

  • Flood IO

    Flood IO

    Performance testing with Flood increases customer satisfaction and confidence in your production apps and reduces business risk. ...

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Locust

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PROS OF LOCUST
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    Supports distributed
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    Easy to use
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    Open source
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    Fast
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    Hackable
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    Easy to setup
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    Test Anything
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    Cons
CONS OF LOCUST
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    Bad design

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I am looking for a performance testing tool that I can use for testing the documents accessed by many users simultaneously. I also want to integrate Jenkins with the performance automation tool. I am not able to decide which shall I choose Gatling or Locust. But for me, Jenkins integration is important. I am looking for suggestions for this scenario.

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I have to run a multi-user load test and have test scripts developed in Gatling and Locust.

I am planning to run the tests with Flood IO, as it allows us to create a custom grid. They support Gatling. Did anyone try Locust tests? I would prefer not to use multiple infra providers for running these tests!

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Gatling

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Open-source load testing framework based on Scala, Akka and Netty
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PROS OF GATLING
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    Great detailed reports
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    Can run in cluster mode
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    Loadrunner
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    Scala based
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    Load test as code
CONS OF GATLING
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    Steep Learning Curve
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    Hard to test non-supported protocols
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    Not distributed

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I am looking for a performance testing tool that I can use for testing the documents accessed by many users simultaneously. I also want to integrate Jenkins with the performance automation tool. I am not able to decide which shall I choose Gatling or Locust. But for me, Jenkins integration is important. I am looking for suggestions for this scenario.

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I have to run a multi-user load test and have test scripts developed in Gatling and Locust.

I am planning to run the tests with Flood IO, as it allows us to create a custom grid. They support Gatling. Did anyone try Locust tests? I would prefer not to use multiple infra providers for running these tests!

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Wrk

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A simple and affordable way to hire
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PROS OF WRK
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    CONS OF WRK
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      PROS OF APACHE JMETER
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        Requires no programming knowledge
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        Supports distributed
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        Open-source
      CONS OF APACHE JMETER
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        It's GUI-first
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        Too complicated

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      Loader.io

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      Simple Cloud-based Load Testing
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      PROS OF LOADER.IO
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        Easy to use
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        Free tier
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        Heroku add-on
      CONS OF LOADER.IO
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        AWS Device Farm

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        PROS OF AWS DEVICE FARM
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          1000 free minutes
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          Pay as you go pricing
        CONS OF AWS DEVICE FARM
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          Records all sessions, blocks on processing when done
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          You need to remember to turn airplane mode off

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        BlazeMeter

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        The Load Testing Platform for Developers
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        PROS OF BLAZEMETER
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          I can run load tests without needing JMeter scripts.
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          Easy to prepare JMeter workers
        CONS OF BLAZEMETER
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          Costly
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          UI centric

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        Flood IO

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        PROS OF FLOOD IO
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          Great feature set
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          Affordable
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          Easy to use
        CONS OF FLOOD IO
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