NeoLoad

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NeoLoad
Logo NeoLoad Transparent.png
Developer(s) Neotys
Written in Java
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris
Available in English, French
Type Load Testing Tool
License Proprietary software
Website www.neotys.com

NeoLoad is a load and stress testing tool to measure the performance of web and mobile applications. NeoLoad provides pragmatic solutions to developers to help them optimize performance before the application goes into production. NeoLoad is designed, developed and marketed by Neotys, a company based in Gémenos, France.

NeoLoad is mentioned in the Gartner IT Market Clock for Application Development report. [1]

Features[edit]

NeoLoad works by simulating traffic (up to millions of users) in order to determine application performance under load, analyze response times and pinpoint the number of the simultaneous users which the internet, intranet or mobile application is able to handle. Tests can be performed from inside the firewall (in-house) or from the Cloud.

In addition to simulating network traffic, NeoLoad also simulates end user transaction activity including common tasks like submitting forms or executing searches by emulating 'virtual' users accessing web application modules. NeoLoad provides the performance information required to troubleshoot bottlenecks for tuning the application and the supporting servers. NeoLoad monitors the newest web, database and application servers such as JBoss application server, HP-UX 11, Weblogic, WebSphere, Tomcat, and MySQL database.

NeoLoad "scripts" are developed via a GUI, which provides conditions, loops and other programming structures. JavaScript may be inserted for more advanced uses, such as password encryption.

  • NeoLoad supports Basic, Digest, NTLM and form-based authentication.
  • NeoLoad can record HTTPS requests and play them back. NeoLoad also supports client certificate authentication.
  • NeoLoad supports ActiveX components as long as communication with the server is via the HTTP protocol.
  • NeoLoad supports any type of web application including those using J2EE, .NET, AJAX, Flex, Silverlight, GWT, SOAP, PHP, Push technology, etc. as long as they are HTTP 1.0 or 1.1 compliant.
  • NeoLoad supports hybrid and native mobile applications.
  • NeoLoad supports video (HTTP streaming and RTMP).
  • JSON and SPDY protocol are also supported by NeoLoad.
  • NeoLoad emulates Network conditions (latency, packet loss and bandwidth).

Release history[edit]

Version Release date New optional modules
1.0 March 1, 2005 -
1.1 July 26, 2005 -
2.0 July 27, 2006 SOAP / Linux & Solaris platforms monitor / SNMP monitor / Apache monitor / WebLogic monitor / Websphere monitor
2.1 February 13, 2007 Apache Tomcat monitor / Oracle database monitor
2.2 July 17, 2007 AIX monitor / HP-UX monitor / JBoss monitor / MySQL monitor
2.3 December 3, 2007 OAS monitor / JOnAS monitor / DB2 database monitor / PostgreSQL database monitor
2.4 March 28, 2008 Adobe Flex / Oracle Forms / IIS monitor / SQL Server monitor / .Net monitor
2.4.2 May 19, 2008 Refactor of Telnet/SSH module in two modules Linux and Solaris.
2.4.4 July 3, 2008 dynaTrace
3.0 May 15, 2009 GWT
3.0.6 October 15, 2009 GlassFish / SAP / Adobe LCDS
3.1 June 8, 2010 Push / RTMP / Java Serialization
3.1.3 October 26, 2010 CA APM
3.2.0 February 23, 2011 Cloud / Siebel / Silverlight / VMware monitor
4.0.0 April 4, 2012 Collaboration / JMX monitor
4.1.0 November 21, 2012 Monitoring Data Import module
4.2.0 October 30, 2013 MongoDB monitor / Kaazing monitor / AppDynamics integration / Push module renamed to "WebSocket & Push"

See also[edit]

NeoLoad tested in ZDNet article, September 2005
NeoLoad faces JMeter on blog Xebia, October 2008
Adobe: load testing LiveCycle Workspace applications with NeoLoad, October 2009
NeoLoad on Adobe's blog, February 2010
NeoLoad compared to others performance testing tools, March 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IT Market Clock for Application Development, 2012". Gartner. Retrieved 10 September 2012.