BlazeMeter is a commercial, self-service load testing platform-as-a-service (PaaS), which is fully compatible with open-source Apache JMeter the performance testing framework by the Apache Software Foundation. BlazeMeter provides an enterprise grade, ‘out-of-the-box’ load testing solution for the developer community. In December 2011, BlazeMeter launched after raising $1.2M in financing from YL Ventures.
BlazeMeter provides developers with tools for a simple integration into their native development environment by providing mobile, web application, website, web-service or database testing that can simulate thousands of users visiting a website simultaneously using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. Users can run multiple load tests in order to locate and fix performance bottlenecks.
BlazeMeter's load testing platform has built-in integrations that can be extended with a series of custom plug-ins. BlazeMeter currently provides a free plugin to JMeter, a Drupal module, and a Jenkins CI plugin for load testing.
In August 2012, BlazeMeter announced a partnership with Acquia a commercial open source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal content management system.
In May 2013, BlazeMeter was named one of the top testing tools by Dr. Dobbs 'Jolt Awards: The Best Testing Tools.'