API Evangelist Partners

These are my partners who invest in API Evangelist each month, helping underwrite my research, and making sure I'm able to keep monitoring the API space as I do.


Streamdata is a software vendor making real-time data accessible to all by operating a proxy turning request / response APIs into feeds of real-time events.


Uptrends is the ultimate monitoring tool to stay in control of the uptime, performance, and functionality of your websites, APIs, and servers.


3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs, that is built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind.

API Performance News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is talking about and addressing performance concerns around APIs.

Title Source Visit
Why Startups Need an API (2012-04-21) tune.com
With APIs Replacing Middle Management, How is Their Performance Measured? (2015-03-23) api.report
Performance Monitoring Will Need to Join the Crowd (2015-03-25) blog.smartbear.com
Performance Issue Considerations for Microservices APIs (2015-03-26) blog.smartbear.com
Improving API performance with APISpark server-side cache (2015-03-30) restlet.com
Introducing Vector: Netflixs On-Host Performance Monitoring Tool (2015-04-08) techblog.netflix.com
The Internet Performance Market is Smoking Hot (2015-04-09) dyn.com
How Guardian Eliminated An API Performance Issue (2015-04-11) www.programmableweb.com
Dyn Launches Internet Alerts for Unprecedented Visibility Into Fundamental Internet Performance Issues (2015-04-14) aws.amazon.com
The Cloudcast #187 - API Performance Monitoring (2015-04-17) www.thecloudnetwork.net
Regional Cloud API Test Locations and Cloud Performance (2015-04-20) apimetrics.io
Reporting Just Got Automated: Save Time with the New Daily API Performance Report (2015-05-01) blog.runscope.com
Performance Measurement: The New Norm (2015-05-13) www.socrata.com
Performance Measurement QA with Steve Goldsmith (2015-05-13) www.socrata.com
API Performance Monitoring for the API Economy (2015-05-18) apimetrics.io
Crash Avoidance: Stay Ahead of API Problems with API Performance Metrics and Reports (2015-05-22) blog.runscope.com
Load and Performance Testing in Production (2015-05-22) resources.sdtimes.com
Delicious slowness and upgrades (2015-05-27) blog.delicious.com
Couchbase Server Hits One Million Writes Per Second with Just 50 Nodes of Google Compute Engine (2015-05-28) googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com
Improve API Quality: Don?t Forget the GUI (2015-05-29) blog.smartbear.com
IoT API Startup Crowsnest to Offer Crash Analytics Service (2015-06-03) www.programmableweb.com
Improve API Quality: Don?t Forget the GUI (2015-06-05) www.virtualizationconference.com
How NGINX Achieves Performance and Scalability (2015-06-12) www.infoq.com
Building Failure as a Service at Netflix without the Simian Army (2015-06-13) www.infoq.com
ROI of Internet Performance (2015-06-18) dyn.com
Parse Got a Tenfold Reliability Improvement Moving from Ruby to Go (2015-06-19) www.infoq.com
Code Climate open-sources its code-testing tools, launches a command-line interface (2015-06-19) venturebeat.com
Article: Probabilistic Project Planning Using Little?s Law (2015-06-21) www.infoq.com
Distributed Load Testing Using Kubernetes (2015-06-30) googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com
Auto Scaling Update ? New Scaling Policies for More Responsive Scaling (2015-07-07) aws.amazon.com
Sharpening Your Application Performance Skills (2015-07-08) royal.pingdom.com
Monitoring Performance with Multiple Datacenters and Dynamic DNS (2015-08-21) royal.pingdom.com
Mobile Application Performance Monitoring (MAPM) (2015-08-28) www.business2community.com
How Smart Are Your Performance Alerts? (2015-09-03) blog.smartbear.com
Floating IPs: Start Architecting Your Applications for High Availability (2015-10-21) www.digitalocean.com
Crush the Rush: Holiday API Performance (2015-10-26) blog.smartbear.com
4 Principles of Sharing Performance Data (2015-12-08) www.socrata.com
Google Speeds up Drive API for Leaner Integration (2015-12-15) www.programmableweb.com
A leaner and faster Google Drive API (2015-12-15) googledevelopers.blogspot.com
New ? Gzip Compression Support for Amazon CloudFront (2015-12-17) aws.amazon.com
View Your Most Important API Performance Metrics in One Place with the API Test Dashboard (2016-01-05) blog.runscope.com
Using NGINX Logging for Application Performance Monitoring (2016-01-07) www.nginx.com
Monitoring Mobile Network Performance (2016-01-08) technology.jana.com
Tutorial: Scaling Container Instances with CloudWatch Alarms - Amazon EC2 Container Service (2016-01-11) docs.aws.amazon.com
Wearable Devices: How to Overcome the Load Testing Challenges They Create (2016-01-17) dzone.com
Apache Spark With Air On-Time Performance Data (2016-01-18) dzone.com
Performance Optimization of the AvaTax Core Calculation Platform (2016-01-18) developer.avalara.com
Benchmarking DreamFactory 2.0 (2016-01-18) blog.dreamfactory.com
API performance stress test (2016-01-20) jaxenter.com
Why API Performance Matters (And What to Do About It) (2016-01-27) blog.smartbear.com
A Brief Look at Running Successful Load Tests (2016-02-08) www.apicasystem.com
How to Create a High Performing API (2016-02-09) dzone.com
Amazon Web Services to Acquire NICE (2016-02-12) aws.amazon.com
Measuring Percona Server Docker CPU/network Overhead (2016-02-12) dzone.com
How HTTP/2 is Changing Web Performance Best Practices (2016-02-14) dzone.com
Performance Testing IoT: A New Challenge in Testing (2016-02-15) www.apicasystem.com
Sports Authority handles 2,000 transactions per second with Google Cloud Platform (2016-02-19) googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com
Performance Patterns in Microservices-Based Integrations (2016-02-21) dzone.com
Apache HTTP Server Performance Tuning (2016-02-24) dzone.com
Guaranteeing Consistent API Performance with Apache Storm (2016-02-29) keenio.tumblr.com
Guaranteeing Consistent API Performance with Apache Storm (2016-02-29) keen.io
Internet Performance Management in Today?s Volatile Online Environment (2016-03-07) dyn.com
Plumbr API Now Available (2016-03-08) dzone.com
Free online learning tool serves 200,000 requests per minute on Google Cloud Platform (2016-03-10) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
How to Apply the 80:20 Rule to Performance Testing (2016-03-14) dzone.com
An Introduction to Graphite (2016-03-16) dzone.com
Apache Kafka Performance Tuning (2016-03-16) dzone.com
Performance without Compromise (2016-03-23) techblog.netflix.com
You asked and we delivered: PDF reports and multiple Page Speed test locations (2016-03-24) royal.pingdom.com
API Speed and Performance: A Guide to Staying In Front of API Performance Problems (2016-03-24) blog.smartbear.com
API Speed and Performance: A Guide to Staying in Front of API Performance Problems (2016-03-24) dzone.com
Google Cloud Datastore API Rebuilt for Better Performance and Access (2016-04-08) www.programmableweb.com
An Introduction to Load Testing With Gatling (2016-04-11) dzone.com
5 API Testing ?Must Haves? for API Security, Reliability, Performance (2016-04-11) dzone.com
The Role of Testing in API Performance (2016-04-13) blog.smartbear.com
Article: Locating Common Micro Service Performance Anti-Patterns (2016-05-03) www.infoq.com
How to Test for API Performance and Get More from Your Functional Tests (2016-05-09) blog.smartbear.com
Changes in Performance and Monitoring (2016-05-11) dzone.com
How CPU Governor Performance Affects MySQL (2016-05-12) dzone.com
Technical Solutions Used for Performance and Monitoring (2016-05-12) dzone.com
Build High-Performance APIs From the Ground Up (2016-05-15) dzone.com
Performance and Monitoring Solutions Directory (2016-05-18) dzone.com
Quick and Easy Web Service Load Testing with JMeter (2016-05-19) blog.developer.bazaarvoice.com
Skills Developers Need To Optimize Performance and Facilitate Monitoring (2016-05-19) dzone.com
Additional Considerations Regarding Performance and Monitoring (2016-05-20) dzone.com
Debugging an API Performance Problem from the Real World (2016-05-23) blog.smartbear.com
Amazon Redshift ? Up to 2X Throughput and 10X Vacuuming Performance Improvements (2016-05-24) aws.amazon.com
Debugging an API Performance Problem From the Real World (2016-05-31) dzone.com
How CDN Companies Measure Latency and Acceleration (2016-06-06) www.apicasystem.com
Blurring the Line: Performance and Security (2016-06-11) blog.catchpoint.com
The need for speed: this week on Google Cloud Platform (2016-06-11) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
Performance Monitoring: Real vs Headless Browsers (2016-06-15) dzone.com
A Guide to Performance Challenges With AWS EC2: Part 3 (2016-07-07) dzone.com
How to Easily Load Test With Open Source Tools (2016-07-08) dzone.com
Web Performance and the Impact of SPDY, HTTP/2 and QUIC: Part 2 (2016-07-11) dzone.com
Security (SSL) has a Performance Tax (2016-07-11) blog.catchpoint.com
Measure Page Load Times Using the User Timing API (2016-07-14) techblog.constantcontact.com
Microbenchmarking Apache Storm 1.0 Performance (2016-07-16) dzone.com
Utilizing Microservices for Performance (2016-07-18) dzone.com
How to Monitor Microsoft IIS (2016-07-21) blog.serverdensity.com
Don?t Call It A Comeback: Why DNS Is At The Core of Internet Performance Management (2016-08-01) dyn.com
Attempt At Scoring 100 On Google PageSpeed (2016-08-03) dzone.com
Googles Accelerated Mobile Pages project spreads to more of the web (2016-08-03) www.pcworld.com
Arrow Builder API Server Sizing using Load Testing (2016-08-17) www.appcelerator.com
Load Testing Reflections: Final Notes on Scaling, Capacity Planning, and Bottlenecks (2016-08-23) www.apicasystem.com
Top Most Overlooked MySQL Performance Optimizations: Part I (2016-08-23) dzone.com
Measure Cloud Performance Like A Customer (2016-09-01) dyn.com
Take your domain?s performance to the next level. Learn about these reccomended #PageRules (2016-09-02) www.cloudflare.com
What is Performance Testing and Types of Performance Testing? (2016-09-08) dzone.com
New Reader Endpoint for Amazon Aurora ? Load Balancing Higher Availability (2016-09-08) aws.amazon.com
Don?t Underutilize These 5 Amazing HTTP Performance Features (2016-09-13) nordicapis.com
AWS Load Testing Project Questions (2016-09-14) www.apicasystem.com
PHP 7 doubles performance for DreamFactory (2016-09-15) blog.dreamfactory.com
CA Technologies buys BlazeMeter (2016-09-20) www.zdnet.com
Tuning NGINX (2016-09-20) blog.codeship.com
Twilio Launches Voice Insights API to Monitor WebRTC Performance (2016-09-21) www.programmableweb.com
Is TLS Fast Yet? (2016-09-21) istlsfastyet.com
APIs Are Not Web Pages (2016-09-23) devcentral.f5.com
Performance Impact of Third Party Components (2016-09-26) dzone.com
Stay on Offense With a Proactive Network Performance Management Strategy (2016-09-26) dzone.com
The Wild West Of Performance Measurement: Using Data To Ensure Optimal Vendor Selection (2016-09-29) dyn.com
Load Testing Published APIs With JMeter (2016-09-29) dzone.com
Thoughts on the Right Configuration and Strategy for Load Testing: Gatling (2016-10-04) dzone.com
Pregenerating Static Web Pages for Better Performance (2016-10-06) blog.codeship.com
IoT?s Achilles Heel: API Call Performance (2016-10-07) dzone.com
LEGOs and modern network performance monitoring (2016-10-12) blogs.ca.com
Caching for Faster APIs (2016-10-14) dzone.com
MySQL 5.7 Performance Tuning Immediately After Installation (2016-10-17) dzone.com
Reinventing Performance Testing: Continuous Integration (2016-10-20) dzone.com
Restsharp Vs HttpClient Performance Benchmark (2016-10-20) www.codeproject.com
Using an Arrow API Mockup to Remove Development Bottlenecks (2016-10-21) www.appcelerator.com
Using load shedding to survive a success disaster (2016-12-19) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
How to Load Test SAML SSO Secured Websites with JMeter (2016-12-26) dzone.com
Tuning PostgreSQL with pgbench (2017-01-05) blog.codeship.com
Three key metrics for monitoring AWS SNS performance and usage. (2017-01-11) blogs.site24x7.com
Performance Predictions for 2017 (2017-01-11) blog.catchpoint.com
Compute Performance Improvements Magic of Caching (2017-01-12) keenio.tumblr.com
Concerns About Performance and Monitoring (2017-01-13) dzone.com
Lloyds Bank Experiences Performance Issues for Over Two Days (2017-01-13) blog.catchpoint.com
Speeding up RESTful Services in Play Framework (2017-01-18) www.lucidchart.com
Improving Azure SQL Database Performance using In-Memory Technologies (2017-01-21) www.infoq.com
17 Essential Skills for Growing Performance Engineers (2017-01-21) dzone.com
Beating JSON performance with Protobuf (2017-01-31) auth0.com
How We Used Pulse Insights to Improve Website Performance (2017-01-31) dzone.com
The infrastructure behind Twitter: efficiency and optimization (2017-02-02) blog.twitter.com
Latency best practices in the IMA SDKs (2017-03-02) googleadsdeveloper.blogspot.com
A high-level look at how to optimize your #GraphQL server performance, by @andrewingram. (2017-03-06) medium.com
Node.js and APIs: A Match Made in Scaling Heaven (2017-03-09) medium.com
AWS Timeouts: A Detective Story (2017-03-11) dzone.com
Profiling your Realtime Database Performance (2017-03-15) firebase.googleblog.com
Optimizing Twitter Heron (2017-03-16) blog.twitter.com
Scribe Online Performance Options (2017-04-04) blog.scribesoft.com
Host-Based Routing Support for AWS Application Load Balancers (2017-04-05) aws.amazon.com
Data Compression Improvements in Amazon Redshift Bring Compression Ratios Up to 4x (2017-04-06) aws.amazon.com
Swift Performance - WordPress Cache Performance Booster (Utilities) (2017-04-07) codecanyon.net
How we made our DNS stack 3x faster (2017-04-11) blog.cloudflare.com
Tweet: Learn more about what is affecting your #API users and customers with real-time, AI-based performance analysis.hellip; https://t.co/OGoymehFG4 (2017-04-11) twitter.com
How to Configure HAProxy as a Proxy and Load Balancer (2017-04-13) dzone.com
Firefox’s new performance tab is great news for those with old computers (2017-04-13) thenextweb.com
Oracle Dyn Provides ICANN With Access To Internet Performance Data (2017-04-19) dyn.com
Load Balancing Versus Application Routing (2017-04-22) dzone.com
Latency: The Myths Realities, Part 2 (2017-04-24) www.avnetwork.com
Google Retires Octane JavaScript Benchmark (2017-04-26) www.infoq.com
gRPC-Web: Moving past REST+JSON towards type-safe Web APIs (2017-04-27) spatialos.improbable.io
GraphQL APIs and Performace (2017-04-27) brandur.org
Tweet: Slow web response times == visitor abandons your site. Slow API response times == visitor abandons your app. https://t.co/Zstlc98ESW (2017-05-01) twitter.com
Reducing Links to Low-Quality Web Page Experiences (2017-05-10) www.facebook.com
How Cloudflare analyzes 1M DNS queries per second (2017-05-10) blog.cloudflare.com
Faster Sites: Beyond PageSpeed Insights (2017-05-14) moz.com
What’s Your Quality (ok, uptime) (2017-05-23) medium.com
Latency in Microservices – Bruno Pedro – Medium (2017-05-29) medium.com
Reducing API Overhead by 70% with Prometheus and Grafana (2017-05-31) blog.algorithmia.com
Untangling Performance: The Long, Strange Trip of a Misbehaving Microservice (2017-06-12) blog.newrelic.com
Deploying NGINX Plus as a Highly Available AWS Load Balancer (2017-06-16) www.nginx.com
Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX): Speed Up DynamoDB Response Times from Milliseconds to Microseconds without Application Rewrite. (2017-06-21) www.allthingsdistributed.com
API Latency vs Response time (2017-06-30) medium.com
Load Testing using Jenkins and k6 (2017-07-03) blog.loadimpact.com
Understanding Performance Logs for Performance Tuning (2017-07-05) blog.loadimpact.com
Three Load Tests You Must Run (2017-07-07) blog.loadimpact.com
Monitor Google Cloud SQL performance with Datadog (2017-07-11) www.datadoghq.com
Benchmarking a Rails API (2017-07-17) medium.com
How Performance Monitoring is Like Having an Ever (2017-07-19) www.apicasystem.com
Google has a new plan to make the entire internet faster (GOOG, GOOGL) (2017-07-20) www.businessinsider.com
Revisiting AWS Lambda Runtime Performance (2017-07-24) medium.com
Location Latency Mapping (2017-07-31) apimetrics.io
New Resource: Global HTTP bin network (2017-07-31) apimetrics.io
How CircleCI Processes 4.5 Million Builds Per Month (2017-07-31) circleci.com
Advanced Load Testing: When to Use Simulated User Data in Load Tests (2017-08-01) blog.loadimpact.com
Accurate Load Testing Under A Deadline (2017-08-03) blog.loadimpact.com
The difference between performance testing and performance tuning (2017-08-08) blog.loadimpact.com
Faster DataStore in CKAN 2.7 (2017-08-10) ckan.org
A Happy Compromise Between Customization and Cacheability (2017-08-13) philsturgeon.uk
Announcing the Honeycomb AWS Elastic Load Balancer Integration (2017-08-16) honeycomb.io
Running load tests in Jenkins Pipeline with Taurus (2017-08-16) jenkins.io
Load Testing and Teams: DevOps Best Practices (2017-08-21) blog.loadimpact.com
Load Testing Season coming up! (2017-08-24) blog.loadimpact.com
Testing the Performance of NGINX and NGINX Plus Web Servers (2017-08-24) www.nginx.com
Speed Up Your API Development with Service Virtualization (2017-08-25) blog.smartbear.com
Four Scalability and Performance Wins after etcd3 Migration (2017-08-30) blog.openshift.com
Real (2017-08-31) blogs.cisco.com
API Performance Testing: Getting Started (2017-09-12) blog.loadimpact.com
Load Testing, Performance Testing and Stress Testing Explained (2017-09-19) www.bmc.com
Netsil Visualizes the Performance of Microservices (2017-09-21) thenewstack.io
Processing 100,000 Events Per Second on Azure Functions (2017-09-22) medium.com
Open Source Load Testing Tool Benchmarks V2 (2017-09-28) blog.loadimpact.com
Keeping your APIs lean and Queries Fast — Part I (2017-10-01) medium.com
How to Automate Load Testing (2017-10-02) blog.loadimpact.com
Steady Improvement (2017-10-03) apimetrics.io
Monitor Amazon's Application Load Balancer with Datadog (2017-10-03) www.datadoghq.com
What Is Federated Load Balancing and Why Should You Care? (2017-10-05) admin.dyn.com
Readers Digest: The state of load testing (2017-10-06) blog.loadimpact.com
Lexer's upgrade to Elasticsearch 5.4.1 improved search speeds by 30 (2017-10-11) www.elastic.co
Mitigating replication lag and reducing read load with freno (2017-10-12) githubengineering.com
To start thinking about load testing (2017-10-12) medium.com
Comparing load testing tools (2017-10-13) blog.loadimpact.com
A Cache is Fast: Enhancing our API with Redis (2017-10-16) medium.com
Why Website Load Speed Is Only Half The Battle (2017-10-16) blog.filestack.com
Ensure Your Site Performs for Peak Traffic (2017-10-17) blog.loadimpact.com
Load (2017-10-23) blogs.cisco.com
ECommerce Performance Testing Checklist (2017-10-23) blog.loadimpact.com
Performance Testing and APM: Why Your Business Needs Both (2017-10-24) www.apicasystems.com
List Of Performance Monitoring Tools (2017-11-02) medium.com
Chaos engineering and AWS Lambda — latency injection (2017-11-06) medium.com
CI Integrations for Performance Testing (2017-11-10) blog.loadimpact.com
Optimizing Web Servers for High Throughput and Low Latency (2017-11-10) www.nginx.com
gzip on AWS Lambda and API Gateway (2017-11-16) medium.com
GitLab Performance Monitoring with Grafana (2017-11-18) medium.com
Deploying NGINX Plus and AWS Network Load Balancer in an All (2017-11-20) www.nginx.com
Performance Journey (2017-11-21) dzone.com
Web Performance 101: HTTP Headers, Part 2 (2017-11-21) dzone.com
Canopy: an end (2017-11-23) blog.acolyer.org
Load Balancing Strategies for Consul (2017-11-26) www.hashicorp.com
Performance Testing In a Continuous Delivery Pipeline (2017-11-27) dzone.com
Monitoring Application Performance in Kubernetes (2017-11-27) blog.newrelic.com
Local and Global Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus and Cedexis (2017-11-28) www.nginx.com
How to Set Up TeamCity for Load Testing (2017-12-02) dzone.com
Monitoring RDS MySQL Performance Metrics (2017-12-06) dzone.com
Troubleshooting Application Performance and Slow TCP Connections with NGINX Amplify (2017-12-06) www.nginx.com
Apache Kafka: How to Load Test With JMeter (2017-12-07) dzone.com
Compress HTTP Request and Response in Node.js Server (2017-12-10) codeforgeek.com
Your Performance Testing is Biased (2017-12-10) dzone.com
Testing Against Performance and Status Code (2017-12-12) medium.com
Guide to RADIUS Server Load Testing (2017-12-15) dzone.com
JMeter Performance and Load Testing (2017-12-15) dzone.com
Load Testing with Load Impact using Jenkins (2017-12-18) blog.loadimpact.com
Performance Tuning – Tips & Tricks (2017-12-18) www.nginx.com
Help! My Azure Site Performance Sucks! — Part 1 (2017-12-21) medium.com
The Pros and Cons of Database Scaling Options (2017-12-22) dzone.com
Frontline Systems Enhances SDK for High (2017-12-27) www.dbta.com
JMeter vs WRK (2017-12-28) dzone.com
The Keys to Performance Tuning and Testing (2017-12-29) dzone.com
Create a Checkout Load Test Scenario with Gatling (2018-01-01) dzone.com
Performance Improvements via JIT Optimization (2018-01-04) dzone.com
Making a Faster API (2018-01-11) medium.com
Performance debugging for serverless functions using the IBM Cloud Shell (2018-02-05) medium.com
Designing a Mission (2018-02-06) medium.com
Measuring SLA Performance Is Still Largely Do (2018-02-06) dzone.com
Is There a Need For Performance Testing in Production? (2018-02-09) dzone.com
I disagree with your article that scaling is better with single (2018-02-09) medium.com
Monitoring Cassandra Health and Performance Metrics (2018-02-13) medium.com
Making a Faster API (2018-02-14) dzone.com
Reducing GraphQL response size by… a lot (2018-02-14) medium.com
How to Measure Latency at Scale (2018-02-15) dzone.com
Performance Tips: Basics (2018-02-18) medium.com
The case when HTTP threatens the Database (2018-02-24) medium.com
Monitoring Application Performance on the Frontend in the Age of Impatience (2018-02-26) dzone.com
Why Developers Insist on Being Measured on Software Performance (2018-03-06) blog.loadimpact.com
Profilo: Understanding app performance in the wild (2018-03-13) code.facebook.com
Tweaking RDS Database Performance and ElastiCache (2018-03-16) dzone.com
Performance: Testing and Tuning (2018-03-23) dzone.com
Deep dive API: a statistical approach of API performance (2018-03-27) medium.com
Developing with Performance in Mind (2018-03-29) dzone.com
Why All The Monolithic Serverless API Hate? (2018-03-29) medium.com
Comparing Latency (2018-04-11) dzone.com
What is Continuous Load Testing? (2018-04-26) dzone.com
Gzip/deflate content from AWS API Gateway using Serverless (2018-05-14) medium.com
Increasing the Resilience of APIs with Chaos Engineering (2018-05-20) www.infoq.com
How to Run a Simple Load Test With Gatling (2018-05-26) dzone.com
Load Testing WordPress Sites: Plugin Testing (2018-06-05) blog.loadimpact.com
Speeding Up Our Webhooks System 60x (2018-06-23) dzone.com
Why Load Testing is Important (2018-07-18) blog.loadimpact.com
Load Testing Strategies (2018-08-01) blog.loadimpact.com
Increase Global Upload Speed and Reliability with Filestack (2018-08-14) blog.filestack.com
Simplifying SQL Performance (2018-08-16) www.bmc.com
Rogue Wave Software Launches QRebel Performance Management for Development Teams (2018-08-23) www.digitaljournal.com
Solution to Camel (2018-08-29) dzone.com
Monthly Dashboards – API Performance (2018-08-29) apimetrics.io
Effects of Redis on an API Server (2018-08-29) medium.com
Scaling Lambdas inside a VPC (2018-08-30) medium.com
Building a UI for the k6 load testing tool (2018-08-31) blog.loadimpact.com
How Scalability Planning Results Markedly Improves APIs (2018-09-07) www.programmableweb.com
ActiveMQ Performance Testing (2018-09-17) dzone.com
Consolidating Your API Gateway and Load Balancer with NGINX (2018-09-21) www.nginx.com
The Impact of Microservice Architecture on Load Testing (2018-09-21) dzone.com
Using API Lazy Loading to Speed Up Client Programs (2018-10-27) www.slashdb.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Performance Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.


Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a content delivery network or CDN and cloud services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. Akamai's content delivery network is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms, responsible for serving between 15 and 30 percent of all web traffic. The company operates a network of servers around the world and rents capacity on these servers to customers who want their websites to work faster by distributing content from locations close to the user


Apica provides the most effective technology for optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. Apica offers companies and developers alike easy-to-use, cloud-based load testing and web performance monitoring tools to test applications for maximum capacity, daily performance, improved load times, and protection from peak loads. For more information about how Apica is providing the highest standard for cloud and mobile application performance management.

AWS Auto Scaling

Auto Scaling helps you maintain application availability and allows you to scale your Amazon EC2 capacity up or down automatically according to conditions you define. You can use Auto Scaling to help ensure that you are running your desired number of Amazon EC2 instances. Auto Scaling can also automatically increase the number of Amazon EC2 instances during demand spikes to maintain performance and decrease capacity during lulls to reduce costs. Auto Scaling is well suited both to applications that have stable demand patterns or that experience hourly, daily, or weekly variability in usage. 

AWS Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. It enables you to achieve fault tolerance in your applications, seamlessly providing the required amount of load balancing capacity needed to route application traffic. Elastic Load Balancing offers two types of load balancers that both feature high availability, automatic scaling, and robust security. These include the Classic Load Balancer that routes traffic based on either application or network level information, and the Application Load Balancer that routes traffic based on advanced application level information that includes the content of the request. The Classic Load Balancer is ideal for simple load balancing of traffic across multiple EC2 instances, while the Application Load Balancer is ideal for applications needing advanced routing capabilities, microservices, and container-based architectures. Application Load Balancer offers ability to route traffic to multiple services or load balance across multiple ports on the same EC2 instance.

Azure Advisor

Azure Advisor is a personalized recommendation engine that helps you follow Azure best practices. It analyzes your Azure resource configuration and usage telemetry, then provides recommendations that can reduce costs and improve the performance, security, and reliability of your applications.


BlazeMeter is a self-service, load testing platform (PaaS) for developers providing an enterprise grade, out-of-the-box load testing solution. Start testing in under five minutes. BlazeMeter significantly simplifies the load testing process by providing developers easy integration into their native development environment.


Catchpoint provides real time analytics in the end to end performance of internet services. Our products perform website performance monitoring from multiple vantage points to better understand their performance and the factors impacting it. With Catchpoint companies can lower the cost of quality management and protect revenue by quickly discovering and solving performance issues.


Test your website in dozens of browsers and real devices with instant results. Over one thousand combinations of browsers, OSs, and devices. With CrossBrowserTesting.com, you can test your sites on more than 1500 browsers across more than 65 operating systems, including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and more.


Datadog is a monitoring service that brings together metrics and events from servers, databases, applications, tools and services to present a unified view of the infrastructure. These capabilities are provided on a SaaS-based data analytics platform that enables Dev and Ops teams to work collaboratively on the infrastructure to avoid downtime, resolve performance problems, and ensure that development and deployment cycles finish on time.

Flood IO

Flood enables you to generate load from any AWS region, using your own account or ours to achieve the most realistic traffic scenarios. We collate all the results for you, so you can spend more time testing. We sort out the infrastructure, so you can spend more time testing. We've built a massive distributed shared nothing infrastructure which lets you scale out on demand. You'll enjoy much better economies of scale on Flood than you can on our competitors.

Google PageSpeed Insights

Page Speed Insights measures the performance of a page for mobile devices and desktop devices. It fetches the url twice, once with a mobile user-agent, and once with a desktop-user agent. The PageSpeed Score ranges from 0 to 100 points. A higher score is better and a score of 85 or above indicates that the page is performing well. Please note that PageSpeed Insights is being continually improved and so the score will change as we add new rules or improve our analysis.


GTmetrix can help you develop a faster, more efficient, and all-around improved website experience for your users. Studies show that users leave a site if it hasn’t loaded in 4 seconds; keep your users happy and engaged by providing a fast performing website! GTmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! YSlow to grade your site’s performance and provides actionable recommendations to fix these issues. GTmetrix provides: full video capture of how your site loads from multiple regions around the world, performance monitoring and alerts for when your site dips below a given threshold, easy to use API for integration with other sites, and much more!

Load Impact

Load Impact is an online load testing service for websites, web apps, mobile apps and APIs. The service allows users to run load tests over the Internet, rather than having to set up their own load testing infrastructure to run tests. Tests are easily repeatable, with minimum preparation required, which also makes the service a good development/optimization tool.


Loader.io is a free load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps/apis with thousands of concurrent connections. We were born out of SendGrid Labs which is a new and growing internal effort at SendGrid. Born in late 2012, SendGrid Labs builds tools and services to help developers focus on their core business. We aim to provide creative and innovative solutions to common developer pain points, to make their lives easier, and to help them scale.


Load test with thousands of concurrent users. Monitor website uptime and perfomance. Measure website speed and get insights. Run load tests in the Cloud and stress your API with up to 50,000 concurrent users. Inspect results to optimise and improve performance.

New Relic

New Relic offers SaaS Software Analytics Platform that offers Application Performance Management and Real User Monitoring for Cloud and Data Center deployed web applications implemented in Ruby, Java, .NET, Python, PHP, Node.js. New Relic also offers mobile monitoring solutions for iOS and Android applications.


Pingdom is a service that tracks the uptime, downtime, and performance of websites.  When problems happen with a site that Pingdom monitors, it immediately alerts the owner so the problem can be taken care of. Pingdom monitors websites from multiple locations globally so that it can distinguish genuine downtime from routing and access problems. 


Pingometer is a service that monitors the uptime, downtime, and performance of websites. We offer HTTP, HTTPS, RUM, DNS, ICMP, IMAP, POP3, SMTP, TCP, UDP, and Transaction monitors. We have locations in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Japan, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Plumbr is a Java performance monitoring solution that brings transparency into your JVM performance. It is the only solution that automatically detects the root causes of Java performance issues by interpreting application performance data.

SmartBear Software

SmartBear Software provides tools for over 100,000 software professionals to build, test, and monitor some of the best software applications and websites anywhere on the desktop, mobile and in the cloud.


WebPagetest is used for measuring and analyzing the performance of web pages. There are a lot of options that may seem intimidating at first but doing quick testing is pretty simple. This guide will walk you through submitting a test and interpreting the results.

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API Performance Tooling

As I study each API, and API related service, I'm always looking for open source tooling that has been developed around each area of the API life cycle. This is an aggregate of tooling I've come across and aggregated as part of my API performance research.



An entropy and failure injection management API for Docker platforms.


HTTP Monitoring via API - Measure the performance of you servers


Sitespeed.io is an open source tool that helps you analyze and optimize your website speed and performance, based on performance best practices advices from the coach and collecting browser metrics using the Navigation Timing API, User Timings and Visual Metrics (FirstVisualChange, SpeedIndex & LastVisualChange).

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