Load Impact

Load Impact

Automated and on-demand performance testing for developers.

5/5 (3 reviews)

Load Impact Overview

WHY LOAD TEST?

Time is money – Most websites and applications are revenue generating tools for companies and
poor performance translates to customers lost.

Performance matters - 47% of PC visitors and 69% of tablet visitors expect response times equal to or below 2 seconds (Akamai, 2012); 18% of shopping carts are abandoned due to slow website performance (Radware, 2013); 68% of website owners experienced performance or stability problems in 2012 (Load Impact, 2012).

The complexity of mobile – Performance is the most important differentiator when it comes to mobile app adoption, use and abandonment rates. A small delay in load-time might seem like a minor issue, but in reality even a small change in latency – from 2ms (broadband) to 400ms (3G network) – can cause a page load time to go from 1 second to 30 seconds.

Cost Savings – There are many parts of the web architecture such as web servers, load balancers, firewalls, Internet service providers, third party applications and local internet service providers. Load testing allows you to pinpoint bottlenecks in different parts of the web architecture so you only upgrade what you need to.

Pricing

Starting from
US$299,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany and 4 others, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Load Impact Reviews

Overall rating
5/5
100% positive reviews
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Ruwani A.

It comes with valuable automation functionalities

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/09/16
Review Source: Capterra

I have woked with multiple development projects in past few years. So i have good experience with couple of nunfuntional testing tools. load impact is one of them.

Pros

Attractive user friendly user interface and simple workflow. I have used this application under multiple environments.
I have used this to test some 3rd party API's and couple of websites.
It comes with attractive automation functionalities.
Support multiple 'cl technologies'. I can execute daytoday load test executions in my local machine and complex executions with load impact cloud.I can simply automate my workflow without any delays.

Cons

It's better if they can provide cross browser testing feature with this application. Because it's better if we can execute testings with different browsers.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Chris andre D.

Easy and well done load testing tool

Reviewed on 2014/07/04
Review Source: GetApp

I very much like the Load Impact stress testing tool. It is very easy to set up, very easy to configure to do specific use cases and overall just a high quality tool which I can imagine can be used by anyone.

Load Impact comes with 5 free stress tests. I hit my 5$ DigitalOcean droplet with Load Impact and I managed to crash the mysqld daemon two times running at around 28 concurrent users. Load Impact very easily showed me that both memory and CPU was peaked on my box, and also precisely showed me the max concurrent users my platform would allow.

Via a chrome extension you can very easily create use case script for Load Impact. Just configure your browser to navigate through Load Impact and they will record everything you do through your own solution and create a script for it. This allowed me to create use cases specifically for some parts of my websites, e.g. for searching, navigation and more.

Pros

Incredible easy to get started
Free (up to 5 free stress tests)
Innovative and very cool proxy feature
Nice graphs and pictures
Able to spread load coming from different locations and source IP's
Has an agent you can use to pick up server data

Cons

A bit lacking help sections on the different parts of the website and tool.

Weiliang Z.

Easy to use load testing tool

Reviewed on 2011/03/01
Review Source: GetApp

Really easy to deploy load testing solution. Unlike software base solution, Load Impact is on demand.

Pros

On demand,
relatively cheap

Cons

Has a upper limit of 5000 concurrent users simulation

Load Impact Pricing

Starting from
US$299,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Monthly Subscriptions:
250 concurrent users, 5 tests per month - $0/month;
1000 concurrent users, 30 tests per month - $299/month;
3000 concurrent users, unlimited testing - $699/month;
8000 concurrent users, unlimited testing - $1299/month;
+8000 concurrent users, unlimited testing - Request quote

Pay-per-test:
Purchase a test whenever the need arises. Price is based on test size and duration, and starts at $1.

Load Impact Features

  • Monitoring

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Load Impact

Key features of Load Impact

  • API testing
  • Accessible on-demand. No licensing or software to install
  • Automated and advanced scripting
  • Browser emulation
  • Easy-to-use scenario recorders
  • Interactive graphs
  • Java and Python SDKs
  • Large scale load tests up to 1.2 million concurrent users
  • Load script APIs (e.g. JSON and XML parsing, etc.)
  • Mobile testing (client and network emulation)
  • Multi-geographic distribution of load
  • Plugins for Jenkins & TeamCity
  • Possibility to add extra IPs
  • Professional services and support
  • REST API
  • Real-time data and dashboard
  • Schedule tests (daily, weekly, monthly)
  • Server monitoring
  • Supports any HTTP-based application or service
  • Test archive

Benefits

Realistic simulated users – We simulate traffic exactly how it would happen in real life. Our Virtual Users (VUs) use multiple concurrent TCP connections when loading resources from a single target host; can ramp-up from 0 to 100,000 users in under a minute; use DNS just like real clients (cache according to TTL, etc.); have extensive HTTP support including redirect behavior, custom headers, all verbs, cookie handling, compression handling, etc.

Mobile testing - Quickly create a load test which simulates different mobile network conditions - such as 3G, 4G, Edge, etc - and easily record mobile user scenarios using our hosted proxy recorder.

API testing - Exercise the set of calls documented in your API exactly as your users would. Ensure that resources exposed by the API can be created, listed, updated and deleted appropriately under expected load.

Large-scale load generation – We are able to generate load levels as high as 1.2 million concurrent users with multiple IPs and locations, depending on requirements.

Automatic and advanced scripting - Script user scenarios in Lua, using our IDE with code completion, JSON and XML parsing, data parameterization and more. Or analyze a web page and generate a load script automatically - no programming required.

Server metrics - Install our lightweight monitoring agent on the servers you are load testing and get detailed information about resource utilization (CPU, memory usage, etc) on your machines during your load test

Scenario recorders - Record an HTTP session using our proxy recorder or our Chrome Extension and let the simulated users perform the same actions during the test.

Browser emulation - Configure your load test to emulate popular browsers such as Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari etc. or more exotic types of user agents such as GoogleBot

Multi-geographic distribution of load - In a single test, we can generate load from up to 10 different locations simultaneously. We can add even more locations upon request.

Continuous Delivery testing - Use our Continuous Integration plugins (TeamCity and Jenkins) for easy implementation or our raw access API and SDKs (Java and Python) for greater control and flexibility.

Load Impact FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Load Impact.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Load Impact offer?

Load Impact offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$299,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Monthly Subscriptions:
250 concurrent users, 5 tests per month - $0/month;
1000 concurrent users, 30 tests per month - $299/month;
3000 concurrent users, unlimited testing - $699/month;
8000 concurrent users, unlimited testing - $1299/month;
+8000 concurrent users, unlimited testing - Request quote

Pay-per-test:
Purchase a test whenever the need arises. Price is based on test size and duration, and starts at $1.

Q. What are the main features of Load Impact?

Load Impact offers the following features:

  • API testing
  • Accessible on-demand. No licensing or software to install
  • Automated and advanced scripting
  • Browser emulation
  • Easy-to-use scenario recorders
  • Interactive graphs
  • Java and Python SDKs
  • Large scale load tests up to 1.2 million concurrent users
  • Load script APIs (e.g. JSON and XML parsing, etc.)
  • Mobile testing (client and network emulation)
  • Multi-geographic distribution of load
  • Plugins for Jenkins & TeamCity
  • Possibility to add extra IPs
  • Professional services and support
  • REST API
  • Real-time data and dashboard
  • Schedule tests (daily, weekly, monthly)
  • Server monitoring
  • Supports any HTTP-based application or service
  • Test archive

Q. Who are the typical users of Load Impact?

Load Impact has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Load Impact support?

Load Impact supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Load Impact offer?

Load Impact has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Load Impact support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Load Impact supports

Q. What other apps does Load Impact integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Load Impact has

Q. What level of support does Load Impact offer?

Load Impact offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials