This weblog has been coauthored by Ashish Shah, Companion Director of Engineering, Azure Developer Expertise.
We’re asserting the final availability of Azure Load Testing. Azure Load Testing is a totally managed load-testing service that allows you to generate high-scale load, gain-actionable insights, and make sure the resiliency of your purposes and providers no matter the place they’re hosted. Builders, testers, and engineering groups can use it to optimize utility efficiency, scalability, or capability.
Get began with Azure Load Testing now, by rapidly making a load check to your net utility through the use of a URL. If you have already got load checks leveraging JMeter, you may simply get began by reusing present Apache JMeter check scripts.
Constructing resiliency testing into developer workflows
Our aim at Microsoft is to assist builders do extra with much less effort. When efficiency, scalability, or resiliency points are recognized in manufacturing and even near manufacturing they are often extraordinarily troublesome and dear to resolve. With Azure Load Testing builders can catch points nearer to code authoring time as a part of their developer workflows saving them precious time and power.
“As a part of our high quality shift left initiatives, the Cloud Ecosystem Safety groups have been in a position to stop a number of distinctive load associated bugs from reaching manufacturing by gating manufacturing builds utilizing Azure Load Testing as a part of our CI/CD pipeline. The service groups have additionally mixed the load from Azure Load Testing with fault injection eventualities from Azure Chaos Studio to duplicate, root trigger and forestall non completely happy path eventualities which might be onerous to catch utilizing common testing frameworks. Together with service resiliency validation, Azure Load Testing has helped uncover the bounds of the distributed system and saved us prices by eliminating unused sources and frameworks.”—Microsoft Cloud Ecosystem Safety engineering group
“The Azure Synapse group makes use of Azure Load Testing to generate completely different ranges of workloads from excessive concurrency to massive enter knowledge sequential execution concentrating on Synapse SQL Serverless endpoints. With the pliability of JMeter we are able to begin/cease different providers inside a cluster that may inject completely different failures, thus really testing the resiliency of our service.”—Microsoft Azure Synapse engineering group
Pay just for what you want
Optimize your infrastructure whereas guaranteeing your utility and providers are resilient to extreme spikes in buyer site visitors. Leverage Azure Load Testing to optimize your infrastructure earlier than manufacturing, planning for the client site visitors you expect, paying just for what you want. Then leverage Azure Load Testing to check for unplanned will increase in load.
Determine 1: Simply scale load in Azure Load Testing to examine the resiliency of your purposes and providers.
For Azure-based purposes, Azure Load Testing collects detailed useful resource metrics that will help you determine efficiency bottlenecks throughout your Azure utility elements. You’ll be able to automate regression testing by working load checks as a part of your steady integration and steady deployment (CI/CD) workflow.
Determine 2: Construct Load Testing into your developer workflow with cross/fail standards.
Azure-specific insights may also help you perceive how completely different load eventualities impression all of the components of your utility, and you’ll examine check outcomes throughout completely different load checks to grasp habits modifications over time.
Azure Load Testing creates monitoring knowledge utilizing Azure Monitor, together with Utility insights and Container insights, to seize particulars from the Azure providers. Relying on the kind of service, completely different metrics can be found. For instance, the variety of database reads, the kind of HTTP responses, or container useful resource consumption. Each client-side and server-side metrics can be found within the Azure Load Testing dashboard.
Determine three: Get efficiency insights throughout consumer and Azure service facet metrics with Azure Load Testing.
Allow superior load testing eventualities
For extra superior load testing eventualities, you may create a JMeter-based load check, a preferred open-source load and efficiency software. For instance, your check plan would possibly include a number of utility requests, or enter knowledge and parameters to make the check extra dynamic. And if you have already got present JMeter check scripts you may reuse them to create load checks with Azure Load Testing.
Determine four: Azure Load Testing structure overview.
What has modified since preview?
Since we debuted Azure Load Testing, we’ve enabled a number of new capabilities primarily based on buyer suggestions.
Fast check creation
Azure SDK Load Testing Libraries
Authentication, user-managed identities, and customer-managed keys
- Extra Consumer-side metrics for cross/fail standards. Azure Load Testing allows you to leverage cross/fail standards metrics together with further client-side metrics of requests per second and latency.
- View load engine metrics. Skill to view engine well being metrics to grasp the efficiency of the check engine throughout the run, enabling confidence within the check outcomes and enhance check configuration.
Compliance and regional availability
- Azure Load Testing is HITRUST licensed.
- Azure Load Testing Regional availability. Azure Load Testing is now out there in 11 areas; Australia East, East Asia, East US, East US2, North Europe, South Central US, Sweden Central, UK South, West Europe, West US2, and West US3.
Get began with Azure Load Testing
You may get began with Azure Load Testing by creating an Azure Load Testing useful resource within the Azure portal. Take a look at the Azure Load Testing documentation and create your first load check.
Be taught extra about pricing particulars on the Azure Load Testing pricing web page.
Watch the brand new DevOps Lab episode, “What’s new in Azure Load Testing?”
Azure Load Testing on DevOps Lab
Determine 5: What’s new in Azure Load Testing with April Edwards and Nikita Nallamothu.
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