benchmarx

HTTP-based side-by-side benchmark framework

node-benchmarx

HTTP-based side-by-side benchmark framework

benchmarx automates your benchmark running/reporting, and supports ab, siege, and slam (a pure-node alternative).

Benchmark a server (implement a listen() method) or a middleware (implement a middleware method), and easily create side-by-side reports by adding new files to your bench folder.

  1. npm install --save-dev benchmarx in your project folder
  2. Create one or more benchmark files (format described below), and put them in a bench or benchmarks folder
  3. Add a Makefile such as this
  4. Type make bench!

(see examples here)

A benchmark file is a Node module which should export the following:

The name of the module/benchmark (for reporting)

The version of the module you're benchmarking

If you're benchmarking a middleware, have this function return your middleware function.

Options passed to this function come from benchmarx --opts <path> (path to a JSON file containing options).

exports.middleware = function (options) {
  return require('buffet')(options.root, {watch: false});
};

If you're benchmarking a server, have this function call cb(err, port) to tell benchmarx which port the server is listening on.

exports.listen = function (optionscb) {
  var server = require('http').createServer(function (reqres) {
    res.end('hello world!');
  });
  server.listen(0, function () {
    cb(null, server.address().port);
  });
};

If you're benchmarking a server, this function will be called once benchmarx is done, so you can clean up your stuff.

exports.close = function () {
  server.close();
};
 
  Usage: benchmarx.js [options] [files...]
 
  Options:
 
    -h, --help               output usage information
    -V, --version            output the version number
    -r, --runner <runner>    choose slam, ab, or siege (default: slam)
    -c, --concurrency <num>  level of concurrency (default: 10)
    -t, --time <seconds>     length of each benchmark (default: 30)
    -w, --wait <seconds>     wait between benchmarks (default: 10)
    -p, --path <paths>       path(s) to test, can be comma-separated (default: /)
    --opts <path>            path to a JSON file to load options (passed to benchmarks)
    -o, --out <outfile>      write results to a file
    --title <title>          title for the header
    --no-random              disable random benchmark order
 
benchmarx.js v0.1.0
Tue Aug 28 2012 20:56:14 GMT-0700 (PDT)
 
buffet@~0.4.0
-------------
 
 
slam v1.0.2
Tue Aug 28 2012 20:56:14 GMT-0700 (PDT)
 
slamming http://127.0.0.1:36919/README.md x5 for 2s...
 
Transactions:                 13116 hits
Availability:                100.00 %
Elapsed time:                  2.02 secs
Data transferred:              4.30 MB
Response time:                 0.00 secs
Transaction rate:           6486.64 trans/sec
Throughput:                    2.12 MB/sec
Concurrency:                   4.26 
Successful transactions:      13116 
Failed transactions:              0 
Longest transaction:           0.11 
Shortest transaction:          0.00 
 
 
buffet-server@~0.4.0
--------------------
 
 
slam v1.0.2
Tue Aug 28 2012 20:56:18 GMT-0700 (PDT)
 
slamming http://127.0.0.1:27629/README.md x5 for 2s...
 
Transactions:                 15551 hits
Availability:                100.00 %
Elapsed time:                  2.21 secs
Data transferred:              5.10 MB
Response time:                 0.00 secs
Transaction rate:           7008.11 trans/sec
Throughput:                    2.29 MB/sec
Concurrency:                   2.94 
Successful transactions:      15551 
Failed transactions:              0 
Longest transaction:           0.21 
Shortest transaction:          0.00 
 
 
SUMMARY
-------
 
****************  buffet-server (7008.11 rps)
***************   buffet (6486.64 rps)

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  • Copyright (C) 2012 Carlos Rodriguez (http://s8f.org/)
  • Copyright (C) 2012 Terra Eclipse, Inc. (http://www.terraeclipse.com/)

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