Load Testing Kafka

Satish Bhor shows off Pepper-Box, a load generator which can stress test Apache Kafka:

Pepper-Box is a Kafka load generator application that can be used as a plugin for JMeter or standalone utility. It allows sending plain text Kafka messages (JSON, XML, CSV, or any other custom format), as well as Java serialized objects. Pepper-Box includes a template engine and random data generation function which helps to design message in any format. If we use it with JMeter then we can use all JMeter features. Pepper-Box is very useful in streaming analytics and data pipelines implementation, where input data format is tightly coupled with business problems.

Pepper-Box includes four main components.

I’m going to keep an eye on this tool.

Related Posts

Summarizing Improvements In Spark 2.4

Anmol Sarna summarizes Apache Spark 2.4 and pushes his meme game at the same time: The next major enhancement was the addition of a lot of new built-in functions, including higher-order functions, to deal with complex data types easier.Spark 2.4 introduced 24 new built-in functions, such as  array_union, array_max/min, etc., and 5 higher-order functions, such as transform, filter, etc.The entire […]

Read More

What’s New In Ambari 2.7

Paul Codding and Kat Petre share some of the new features in Ambari 2.7: With this release, we wanted to make Ambari more enjoyable to use every day, simplify finding and using our API, and unblock teams managing very large clusters.  Here is a preview of a few features we’re excited to share with you:Revamped […]

Read More

Categories