We’re very pleased to announce the 1.0 release of tlp-stress! tlp-stress is a workload centric benchmarking tool we’ve built for Apache Cassandra to make performance testing easier. We introduced it around this time last year and have used it to do a variety of testing for ourselves, customers, and the Cassandra project itself. We’re very happy with how far it’s come and we’re excited to share it with the world as a stable release. You can read about some of the latest features in our blog post from last month. The main difference between tlp-stress and cassandra stress is the inclusion of workloads out of the box. You should be able to get up and running with tlp-stress in under 5 minutes, testing the most commonly used data models and access patterns.
We’ve pushed artifacts to Bintray to make installation easier. Instructions to install the RPM and Debian packages can be found on the tlp-stress website. In the near future we’ll get artifacts uploaded to Maven as well as a Formula for Homebrew to make installs on MacOS easier. For now, grab the tarball from the tlp-stress website. We anticipate following a short release cycle similar to how Firefox or Chrome would be released, so we expect to release improvements every few weeks.
We’ve set up a mailing list if you have questions or suggestions. We’d love to hear from you if you’re using the tool!