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Performance Testing with JMeter 3 - Third Edition

By : Bayo Erinle
Book Image

Performance Testing with JMeter 3 - Third Edition

By: Bayo Erinle

Overview of this book

JMeter is a Java application designed to load and test performance for web application. JMeter extends to improve the functioning of various other static and dynamic resources. This book is a great starting point to learn about JMeter. It covers the new features introduced with JMeter 3 and enables you to dive deep into the new techniques needed for measuring your website performance. The book starts with the basics of performance testing and guides you through recording your first test scenario, before diving deeper into JMeter. You will also learn how to configure JMeter and browsers to help record test plans. Moving on, you will learn how to capture form submission in JMeter, dive into managing sessions with JMeter and see how to leverage some of the components provided by JMeter to handle web application HTTP sessions. You will also learn how JMeter can help monitor tests in real-time. Further, you will go in depth into distributed testing and see how to leverage the capabilities of JMeter to accomplish this. You will get acquainted with some tips and best practices with regard to performance testing. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to take full advantage of the real power behind Apache JMeter.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Using a MongoDB Sampler

In the preceding section, we saw how JMeter can be used to directly test a relational database. A new category of databases, termed as NoSQL (Not Only SQL or No SQL), are on the rise, and it is not uncommon to come across applications using these databases, either in combination with relational ones or entirely as the only database. These databases offer certain features, such as document-oriented storage, schema-less, high availability, sharding, and map/reduce, which make them more attractive than their relational counterparts for certain use cases. You can read more about NoSQL databases at

The popular NoSQL databases are MongoDB, Couchbase, Redis, Apache Cassandra, Riak, and Amazon DynamoDB, to name a few.

Since MongoDB is one of the most popular ones, JMeter comes bundled with components that can help you directly test MongoDB databases with no additional plugins. This can come in handy if you would like to test the database...