Common App, used by undergraduate college applicants to apply to more than 900 member colleges and universities worldwide, uses RedLine13 to verify their targets for system performance during peak activity. They are one of many e-learning companies who found what they need with RedLine13. This post is about a few of the e-learning companies and load testing: Common App, Renaissance Learning, ACT and Riverside Insights.
Renaissance Learning, Inc. is a software as a service and learning analytics company that makes cloud-based, pre-K–12 educational software and adaptive assessments. They moved to AWS to makes sure their applications are scalable and ready for the next phase of growth. The primary reason for moving to RedLine13 was cost as well as the flexibility RedLine13 provides in terms of scaling their performance tests.
Renaissance moved their load tests to the developers to use RedLine13’s API capabilities. They pull RedLine13 results data into ELK stack. They use ELK so that they can manage the test results infrastructure better. And they use Kibana to build dashboards. All of their test plans are hosted in their S3 servers. This provides a combination of security and flexibility since all the load tests run in their own environment. Renaissance has also integrated RedLine13 into their Jenkins pipeline.
Renaissance moved from BlazeMeter to RedLine13 and is saving 90% on their load testing cost.
The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. You can read articles and watch videos about ACT and RedLine13. ACT had a lot of JMeter scripts in their previous dashboard and their infrastructure was AWS so everything easily moved to RedLine13. You can learn more about ACT’s use of RedLine13 by following the links below. Heath Meyer of ACT spoke recently at LoadTestWorld about Why ACT Moved to RedLine13. Another article talks about ACT’s transition from BlazeMeter to RedLine13.
Students applying to college often wait until the last minute, so Common App sees tremendous spikes in activity in the last few minutes before application deadlines.
Redline13 is a very cost effective solution that gives us peace of mind that our system will perform as well during those last few minutes as it does the rest of the year.Dave Tiss, Common App
Riverside designed a solution that offered a single application instance running synchronously across multiple clouds (AWS and Rackspace), providing both scaling and high availability to ensure smooth testing for our customers. Riverside needed a method to test 100,000s of users logging and taking tests using JMeter scripts. Their previous load test vendor was charging us $1000s per test and they did not have access to a lot of the run data. Read their review.
If you’re an e-learning company needing load testing, we invite you to look more at RedLine13 with a free trial. Sign up and start testing today!