Grindr’s developer team can test new capabilities instantly, and
identify performance issues before they happen
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BlazeMeter, the leader in open source-based continuous performance
testing, today announced that Grindr, the largest all-male mobile social
network in the world, accelerated its pace of innovation by 400 percent
with BlazeMeter’s performance testing platform.
Grindr’s mobile app has over 2 million daily active users in 196
countries. In order to develop an infrastructure to handle a high volume
of usage, Grindr relies on a wide variety of systems managed by
individual engineering teams responsible for Android, iOS, platform and
chat, among others. Each team constantly works on new innovations called
“stories,” designed to improve the application’s performance and
introduce new features.
Grindr’s disparate environment relies on a variety of protocols,
including XMPP and HTTP. By working with BlazeMeter and leveraging the
XMPP JMeter plugin that BlazeMeter contributed to open source, Grindr’s
engineering team can utilize JMeter’s capabilities to run a variety of
load and regression tests, at any time, from anywhere. BlazeMeter’s
platform allows Grindr to run tests at high scale to simulate usage
patterns, or at various stages in the development process to validate
By using BlazeMeter’s ability to test at various points in the
development lifecycle, Grindr’s development team can quickly verify and
demonstrate the ROI of a development project, helping to streamline and
accelerate its modern DevOps process. As a result, in 6 months, Grindr
went from 2-3 new innovations per month, to between 12-15.
Grindr’s performance testing approach also ensures that deficiencies are
identified and anticipated load problems are resolved before they ever
happen to end-users, ensuring that downtime is far less frequent and
mitigated quickly by shifting infrastructure resources. BlazeMeter has
also helped validate new infrastructure investments, helping Grindr’s
team test various usage scenarios across a variety of environments.
BlazeMeter recently helped Grindr replace its infrastructure with a new
and more efficient platform, helping it save tens of thousands of
dollars in hosting costs.
With the help of BlazeMeter’s testing capabilities, Grindr can handle
1.2 million concurrent users during peak traffic times, and continuously
release new upgrades and features to engage its fast-growing community.
“BlazeMeter makes development easier by helping us deliver important
features while reducing any kind of impact they have on our
performance,” said Marco Huerta, QA Manager, Grindr. “It has the
flexibility to run a selection of tests on a variety of protocols from
one tool, helping our team develop a resilient, self-healing system that
recovers faster and gives our users the features they want.”
“Modern development teams understand that testing isn’t just about
preparing for outages, it’s a valuable way to increase a company’s rate
of innovation,” said Alon Grimonsky, CEO of BlazeMeter. “It’s an
indication of the versatility and value of testing throughout the
development lifecycle. When an application with 2 million daily users
considers uptime a secondary benefit of load testing, it speaks to the
holistic value it brings to the DevOps process.”
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BlazeMeter ensures delivery of
high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily
run open-source based performance tests against any mobile app, website
or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of
software delivery. The rapidly growing BlazeMeter community has over
100,000 developers and includes prominent global brands such as Adobe,
Atlassian, Gap, NBC Universal, Pfizer and Walmart as customers. Founded
in 2011, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with
Research & Development in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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