Written by Mandy Whaley, Partner Director of Product, Azure Dev Tools
This blog has been coauthored by Ashish Shah, Partner Director of Engineering, Azure Developer Experience.
We are announcing the general availability of Azure Load Testing. Azure Load Testing is a fully managed load-testing service that enables you to generate high-scale load, gain-actionable insights, and ensure the resiliency of your applications and services regardless of where they're hosted. Developers, testers, and engineering teams can use it to optimize application performance, scalability, or capacity.
Get started with Azure Load Testing now, by quickly creating a load test for your web application by using a URL. If you already have load tests leveraging JMeter, you can easily get started by reusing existing Apache JMeter test scripts.
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Building resiliency testing into developer workflows
Our goal at Microsoft is to help developers do more with less effort. When performance, scalability, or resiliency issues are identified in production or even close to production they can be extremely difficult and costly to resolve. With Azure Load Testing developers can catch issues closer to code authoring time as part of their developer workflows saving them valuable time and energy.
“As part of our quality shift left initiatives, the Cloud Ecosystem Security teams were able to prevent multiple unique load related bugs from reaching production by gating production builds using Azure Load Testing as part of our CI/CD pipeline. The service teams have also combined the load from Azure Load Testing with fault injection scenarios from Azure Chaos Studio to replicate, root cause and prevent non happy path scenarios that are hard to catch using regular testing frameworks. Along with service resiliency validation, Azure Load Testing has helped uncover the bounds of the distributed system and saved us costs by eliminating unused resources and frameworks.”—Microsoft Cloud Ecosystem Security engineering team
“The Azure Synapse team uses Azure Load Testing to generate different levels of workloads from high concurrency to large input data sequential execution targeting Synapse SQL Serverless endpoints. With the flexibility of JMeter we can start/stop other services within a cluster that can inject different failures, thus truly testing the resiliency of our service.”—Microsoft Azure Synapse engineering team
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