Continuous Performance Testing for IoT and Shared Applications
NeoLoad delivers the capabilities teams need to create realistic IoT load and performance testing scenarios. You can quickly and efficiently create tests and monitoring profiles that accurately represent your real users in terms of network conditions and geographic locations.
Ensure reliable operation under load for connected devices across complex, distributed infrastructures
In today’s app-driven and IoT world, consistent application performance equals end user satisfaction and engagement – which directly impacts business growth and performance. After all, when you dim a smart light bulb using an app or turn up a smart thermostat, you expect that it will just work. Meeting these expectations is what separates good IoT solutions from great ones. And the only way to know your solution will perform in real-world use cases and conditions is through performance testing. Depending on the application, performance could even be considered life-critical, because it could impact the security of a human being, such as in the case of a smart health kiosk or self-driving car. The complexity imposed by the always-on connection to servers and atypical loads presented by these shared Applications and diverse endpoints can make it challenging to get realistic testing results with manual tools. But, testing early and often using an effective load testing solution, speeds up testing by automating wherever possible. The result is you are able to pinpoint and address performance issues earlier in the lifecycle. The Neotys Cloud Platform (fully integrated into NeoLoad) enables on-demand testing from multiple cloud providers and many geographic locations with a pay-as-you-go licensing model. Run cloud-only or hybrid cloud load tests to get the most realistic, geographically distributed understanding of your app’s overall performance, including the network constraints imposed by the Wide-Area Network (WAN).
Key Differences between Traditional Performance Testing and IoT Performance Testing
|Key differences||Traditional Performance Testing||IoT Performance Testing|
|Simulation||Simulation of users||Simulation of virtual gateways|
|Scale||Hundreds to thousands||Thousands to Millions|
|Amount of Data||Large amount of data per request||Minimal data per request but data is shared continuously with time interval|
|Protocols||Standard communications protocols||Non-standard and new/device-specific protocols|
|Requests/Response||Users create the request and receive the response||Responses are sent and received through virtual gateways to real devices. Response time includes time to travel a message from an Endpoint to the end user application.|
Load Testing the IoT Shared Application
Load Test at Scale with Confidence
NeoLoad – More Realistic Than Just Sending Packets
Example – IoT Protocol Support (MQTT)
NeoLoad supports the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol for load testing “real world” devices, using an NeoLoad advanced action. This capability makes it easier than ever to performance test connected cars, planes, air conditioners, refrigerators, and any other machines using the MQTT protocol.