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Flood IO vs k6: What are the differences?

What is Flood IO? Load Testing for everyone. Flood IO is a self-service load testing platform, designed to allow anyone to easily test the performance of their website from a few hundred users, right to up to 1 million or more.

What is k6? Developer centric open-source load and performance testing tool. 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.

Flood IO and k6 can be primarily classified as "Load and Performance Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Flood IO are:

  • Beautiful reports, detailed analysis
  • Monitor your tests in real time
  • Supports JMeter and Gatling

On the other hand, k6 provides the following key features:

  • Written in Go and JavaScript, built to integrate well into the modern developer workflow and automation pipelines
  • Primarily for load testing, it also works for functional testing of APIs and microservices with its powerful JS ES6 based scripting API
  • Straightforward CLI, sharing many UX aspects with the DevOps tools you already use

k6 is an open source tool with 5.57K GitHub stars and 287 GitHub forks. Here's a link to k6's open source repository on GitHub.

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    Great feature set
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    Affordable
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    Easy to use
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    Fits nicely in a CI workflow
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    Test scripts are written in javascript
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    Open-source
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    It's code-first
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    Easy to use

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      Requires bundling and transpiling to use npm packages

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    What is Flood IO?

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

    What is k6?

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Flood IO and k6?
    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>
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
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