PureLoad

PureLoad is a hardware and OS independent load testing tool for internet applications.

No scripting or programming is required.

No advance training is needed.

The software is controlled from a central GUI, where test cases and time distributed scenarios can be easily built, executed, monitored, analyzed, and compared.

PureLoad works on a protocol level - simulating the traffic generated between the client and server. PureLoad is designed to be independent of the technology used on the server side.

Overview of major features per PureLoad edition

Feature

PureLoad
Free

PureLoad
Web

PureLoad
Enterprise
Developers
Edition

PureLoad
Enterprise

» Number of virtual clients

100

500 to 5000

10 and 100

500 to > 100000

» Platform Independent

» Web Server Technologies

» Central GUI based console

» Results View

» HTTP/HTTPS/Asynchronous HTTP

» Recorder, Crawler, and Comparer

» Server Monitoring View

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» Distributed Architecture

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» Test Automation and DevOps

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» Multi Threading

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» Protocol Support

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» Public Task API

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» Additional Task Packages

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as licensed

» PureLoad License Manager

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as licensed


In PureLoad the term virtual client is the same as one Worker Thread, which might correspond to one or more virtual users dependent on the test case (Scenarios) that is executed by the Worker Thread. There is no limitation on how the virtual client may be distributed over hardware, processors or threads.

PureLoad editions

PureLoad Free

PureLoad Free is a fully featured load test software to make load test of mobile- and web-applications.

PureLoad Free has all the functionality for editing, executing, and analyzing load tests from a client perspective but is limited to execute on one load server only and is locked to a max capacity of 100 Virtual Clients (VC).



PureLoad Web

With PureLoad Web you can extend and simplify your testing of mobile- and web-applications even further.

PureLoad Web adds capabilities to monitor your servers as well as possibility to scale in capacity to fully support load and stress testing of mobile- and web-applications based on HTTP/HTTPS. PureLoad Web also allows for distributing your load on several servers.

All of this managed from one central GUI makes testing efficient and cost effective.


PureLoad Enterprise

PureLoad Enterprise supports load and stress testing of many different ip-based Enterprise server applications.

PureLoad Enterprise is the full edition of the PureLoad software supporting a wide variety of protocols commonly used in the Enterprise world.

If further protocol extensions needs to be added to the test scenarios they can be developed with a Public Task API available with PureLoad Enterprise edition. In this way you can exactly simulate true client and device capabilities of your need. The tasks developed will be fully integrated with the pre-packed ones having the same flexibility with regards all built in functions like reporting.

Your own developed protocols together with the pre-packed protocols can be combined to create test cases simulating realistic traffic scenarios.

PureLoad Enterprise has an un-rivalled ability to scale in capacity and is as easy to handle with a few hundred simultaneous users as well as millions.

PureLoad Enterprise is mainly used in lab environment and is therefore sold with a non-personal license that is locked to an IP-address.



PureLoad Enterprise Developers Edition

The PureLoad Enterprise Developers Edition suits smaller and early performance test efforts done by developers or when testing in agile test environments. PureLoad Enterprise Developers Edition is sold with a personal license including either 10 VC or 100 VC and comes with support for all tasks packages offered by PureLoad Software. PureLoad Enterprise Developers Edition can only be run in stand-alone mode, i.e. it lacks the multi-server support, and cannot be used together with PureLoad Manager.



Read more about each feature in the PureLoad Feature Tour.


2014-06-23
PureLoad Version: 5.1.4
Release Notes