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45. #EveryoneCanContribute cafe: Load Performance Testing with k6

Nicole van der Hoeven and Floor Drees from k6 provided a demo deep-dive, going straight into Pikachu load testing. From extending and integrating k6, we heard more feature announcements hot off the press after Grafana’s ObservabilityCon.


We’ve learned about


  • Let k6 use Prometheus remote writes to store metrics into an Opstrace cluster, and integrate the cluster with Keptn as quality gate for GitLab CI/CD.
  • k6 for performance testing, distributed tracing in the backend. Combine the tracing spec between k6 and Grafana Tempo?


After taking a break and discussing the future of the #EveryoneCanContribute cafe, we created a new meetup group, starting with this cafe. We’ll also switch to a monthly cadence, keeping social hours in Discord. Future cafe meetups will be announced in the group, with easier access to joining Zoom :)

Date published: November 23, 2021

Tags: Testing, Performance, K6, Slo, Prometheus, Grafana, Monitoring