My team and I have long been looking for a vendor-supported solution to run HLS/MSS/DASH VoD and linear tests against CDN and origin solutions in functional and non-functional domains, with all the functionality and framework that JMeter provides and the ability to orchestrate across private and public cloud.
We have worked closely with Ubik and their excellent support team while we tuned the plugins to automate deploy, scale and collect the QoE metrics captured.
The flexibility that the UbikLoadPack plugins provide allow our DevOps, Operations and Support teams to make rapid repeated tests, or detailed investigations with results that can be sensibly aggregated for analysis.
Tim Gebbett Head of Content Delivery Platform
Sky | Tech UK | Engineering
The CERN Webcast Service is handling about 400 webcasts per year with a number of concurrent users widely varying depending on the events. Our team needed to ensure the on premise deployment of the streaming servers can handle the required loads for this wide variety of events so we were searching for a tool that would allow us to simulate the load for our HLS live streaming.
UbikLoadPack plugins fully met our criteria as it benefits from a very intuitive user interface and the way it simulates visitor behavior reflects real world usage.
We have been using UbikLoadPack plugins since 2017 to test the different configurations of the live webcasts. It allowed us to achieve better user experience for our webcast viewers.
The Anevia Performance Scalability and Stability Team needed a benchmarking tool to test the limits of our Live OTT, VoD and nPVR products, especially for content that was within an 8h window.
Ubik-Ingenierie accepted the challenge to support high live windows on our main streaming protocols including MPEG-DASH, Smooth Streaming and Apple Http Live Streaming (HLS).
This plugin gives us high flexibility and a very responsive support service. We are extremely satisfied with the results, and have added the UbikloadPack Video Streaming plugin to our range of testing tools.
In Stibo Systems we use the "UbikLoadPack GWT Plugin" for Apache JMeter to write and execute performance tests on Step and other applications.
It was very easy to get started using the plugin in JMeter.
You can very easily parameterize Web UI requests/recordings in JMeter, as the plugin translates all GWT requests to readable XML.
It makes maintenance of our performance tests much easier.
The support at Ubik Ingénierie is excellent too. In most of our support requests we received an answer / solution within few hours.
We had a very positive experience with UBIK right from day 1. UBIK made changes in the jars in order to accommodate our requests.
Even after us purchasing their plugin, their support was impeccable and they were able to solve our problems and also keep recommending good practices related to JMeter from time to time. Their plugin is always up to date and they keep introducing new things based on the requirement.
SIVECO Romania is using and has used Apache JMeter as a test tool for the past 10 years. It is employed for performance testing of Web applications. Once we had to swap to GWT Enterprise applications development the need to make use of mechanisms aimed at simplifying Apache JMeter script development has occurred. While our developers easily cope with the interpretations of raw results provided by JMeter, the matter is not so simple for testers with limited Java experience, as it is often the case.
Therefore, we had to look for help elsewhere. Out from several possibilities we have reviewed, the GWT Plugin solution offered by UBIK Load Pack solution has proved to be, by far, the best.
It proved to be easy even for a team of newcomers in the field of testing to write scripts and interpret results without intimate knowledge of internal serialization mechanisms of GWT.
It is worth mentioning the quality of support we got from UBIK Load Pack, in terms both of substance and fast response time.
We would gladly advise anyone in need to take advantage of GWT Plugin offered by UBIK Load Pack
The Ubik Load Pack Java Serialization plugin for Apache JMeter made performance testing of our target application finally possible. Thanks to the Ubik Load Pack plugin we were able to understand and properly parameterize the Client-Server communication for our COTS application using Java serialization, whereas previously a system integrator and a major test tool vendor failed to provide any tangible progress in the area.
The Java Serialization plugin proved to be quick and easy to setup and use, extending effectively Apache JMeter capabilities to support load testing of applications based on Java serialization.
With a flexible and proactive attitude, Ubik-Ingenierie went beyond the standard support to provide advice and customizations tailored to our specific needs, showing excellent commitment and dedication to customer’s success.
I would like to write this testimony for the UbikLoadPack JavaSer plugin for Apache JMeter. We had a unique issue in which we were running a 3rd party Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS) software that uses Java Serialization in the client side applet. This posed a big issue for us since we could not get any of our JMeter scripts to work properly due to an embedded timer in the serialized objects that we could not modify with JMeter.
We discovered the UbikLoadPack Plugin, got a trial version and it solved 90% of our issues out of the box. We ran into an issue that the COTS software used customized Serialization. We contacted Ubik-Ingenierie and with the help of their technical staff, they were able to overcome this issue and we are now able to get everything working even with the customized Serialization!
Our dealings with UbikLoadPack has been top notch (support and technical solution), not only they are JMeter experts but they
are Java experts as well!
I would highly recommend any organization that is considering using Jmeter especially with Java Serialization to contact Ubik-Ingenierie!