[jdom-interest] [ann] Web Services Performance Kit now available

Frank Cohen fcohen at pushtotest.com
Mon Nov 4 12:36:33 PST 2002

I figured some JDOM fans would like to see how I've been testing Web Service
application servers for performance. I put my benchmark utility into a
downloadable package at http://www.pushtotest.com/ptt/saskit.html. The
benchmark and kit is free under an Apache-style license. Enjoy. -Frank



New benchmark is first to compare Web Service performance
on SunONE, BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere platforms

CAMPBELL, Ca., November 4, 2002 ­ PushToTest today released the Web Services
Performance Kit, the first benchmark to measure the performance of Web
Services running on IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic and SunONE Application
Server platforms. Initial Performance Kit performance results are available
on the PushToTest web site at http://www.pushtotest.com/ptt/saskit.html.

"The Web Services Performance Kit furthers our mission to provide reliable,
repeatable performance measurement tools for systems that drive Web
Service-based business," said Frank Cohen, Founder at PushToTest. "It
delivers immediately useful tools and knowledge to enterprise information
managers that are making Web Service infrastructure choices."

The Web Services Performance Kit was developed by PushToTest to enable
performance evaluations for systems supporting the SOAP protocol running on
IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic and SunONE Application Server platforms. It
features detailed step-by-step instructions to configure a Test Web Service
on each server, plus a free open-source Web Service test utility called
TestMaker to show the actual performance of each server. It is designed for
software developers, QA analysts and IT managers that require performance
data to support Web Service infrastructure purchase decisions. It also
allows enterprises to test and fine-tune software applications under

"This benchmark fills the void for a simple test that shows Web Service
throughput in today's shipping Web Service platforms," said Geoff Lane,
Technical Team Lead, JG Sullivan Company, an early user of the Web Services
Performance Kit. It models the stress placed on a Web Service application
server from Web Service client applications making SOAP RPC-encoded requests
to a Test Web Service (TWS) that simulates a database-driven Web Service.

The Web Service Performance Kit is available immediately from PushToTest at
no charge. Free downloads are available at

About PushToTest

PushToTest maintains TestMaker, a free open-source utility for building
intelligent test agents to check Web Services for scalability, performance
and functionality. PushToTest Global Services customizes TestMaker to an
enterprise's specific needs, conducts scalability and performance tests, and
trains enterprise developers, QA analysts and IT managers on how to use the
test environment for themselves. This unique business approach delivers
inexpensive solutions, expert insight and immediate answers.

For more information, contact Frank Cohen, PushToTest, 2248 Montezuma Drive,
Campbell, CA 95008, USA; phone 408-374-7426; fax 408-374-1458; email:
info at pushtotest.com; web: http://www.pushtotest.com.

Frank Cohen, Founder, http://www.PushToTest.com, phone: 408 374 7426

PushToTest offers free open-source test software and global services
solutions that test, monitor and automate Web Service systems for
functionality, scalability and performance.

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