At the end of 2012, Apica conducted a massive load test for an election
campaign organization. It was the largest load test we ever conducted,
surpassing the two million virtual user mark we set earlier that year. The
load test clocked in at over 200,000 requests per second for an entire hour.
To put this in context, roughly 23,000 Google searches occurred every second
at the time.
At the end of 2013, we blew our own record out of the water. After being
contracted to conduct a load test for a well known government, we reached
over 620,000 requests per second with over 1 million concurrent users.
Here’s what the web transaction rate chart looked like for a 30-second
620.555 REQ/SEC NEW RECORD
And here’s what the test looked like 5 minutes and 44 seconds in:
All of us at Apica are very excited. We’ve increased our ability to handle
traffic by ... (more)
Thursday, September 19th, is the date to reserve in your calendar. This is
the date of the first visit ever for Amazon Web Services Summit in Stockholm
and Sweden. Perhaps the most important event within AWS Cloud Computing in
Scandinavia in 2013. AWS Summit Nordic is a free one day event. Do not miss
the opportunity to catch up on the latest trends in cloud computing by taking
part of lots of interesting case. Yo will also be able to listen to a keynote
introduction by Andy Jassy, AWS Senior Vice-President, as well as a variety
of presentations and technical sessions led by AWS ... (more)
While all eyes were on Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. these last two weeks
for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we had our eyes, and
monitors, on Twitter to see if and how these events impacted Twitter’s
As is the case with most big news events today, people took to Twitter in a
big way for real-time information and broke some records in the process.
After the Republican National Convention (RNC) concluded last week, Twitter
reported that 4 million tweets were sent out in total about the RNC.
Following the conclusion of President Obama’s s... (more)
You’ve depended on load testing and web monitoring to optimize cloud
applications for years. But what if a technology came along that rivaled
everything you thought you knew? Let us tell you what’s next for cloud
application optimization in our webinar, “A Fresh Approach to Cloud
Application Optimization: What’s Now, What’s New, and What’s Coming.”
Join EMA Research Director Julie Craig and I at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT on
July 25 to hear why cloud applications challenge traditional thinking about
performance and availability management, how developers can ensure their apps
yield ... (more)
HTML5 GUI: The Apica WebPerformance portal now supports HTML5 so users can
access their web performance metrics from laptops, tablets, or smartphones.
It is another exciting day here at Apica. This week our team is at The
O’Reilly Velocity Europe Conference where we just announced the latest
enhancements to our WebPerformance portal. We are constantly looking for ways
to deepen the level of insight our web performance monitoring and load
testing products offer, and the latest version of Apica WebPerformance does
Apica WebPerformance now offers:
AppDynamics and Google ... (more)