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A Configurable Web Service Performance Testing Framework

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4 Author(s)
Jingmin Xie ; Key Lab. for Inf. Syst. Security Sch. of Software, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing ; Xiaojun Ye ; Bin Li ; Feng Xie

More and more softwares based on web service technologies are developed. Before their releases on the Internet, it is necessary to evaluate these systems' performance, especially their response time under different workload pressures. However, existing performance testing benchmarks and tools for web service applications are difficult to adapt to various user-specific testing purposes. This paper proposes a configurable web service performance testing framework which contains client module, application server module and database module. Client module, by using the network cooperation method that one central client drives several other clients, adapts to a great number of concurrent customers to request web services. Application server module contains web services under testing and external supporting web services, each of which is configured as a plug-in. The process to realize mixed ratio of web service interactions is similar to dealing cards and adapts to different commercial application characteristics. In database module, the data model including table and attribute dependence can be customized, and the data scale initialization can be resized according to the topology of above dependence. As such, this framework allows testers to dynamically define their data model, customize their scale of database, configure their transaction characteristics, deploy their application strategies and confirm their performance metrics..

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High Performance Computing and Communications, 2008. HPCC '08. 10th IEEE International Conference on

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25-27 Sept. 2008