Paris-based scaleup Gatling, which helps companies detect scalability issues within their applications, has joined the EIT Digital Accelerator to promote its business solutions worldwide.
Gatling is the creator of a hugely successful open-source load testing solution - also available in a proprietary Enterprise version - that has been downloaded more than 5,000,000 times in 120 countries so far.
Peak load conditions, taking place when multiple users are accessing a website application concurrently, can be a nightmare for IT departments: crashes and slowdowns in these situations, are far too common and even a limited 2-hour crash can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars of lost revenues.
Typically, such issues are linked to a new product release, breaking news or a sales opening which causes a significant and sudden increase in traffic. A resilient and scalable system, in these circumstances, can make all the difference between failure and success.
Some successful companies have measured the exact impact of performances on their business: Amazon estimates that only 100ms latency equals -1% in sales, whereas the BBC saw a 10% decrease in users because of a 1-second latency.
Gatling’s load-test-as-code approach and its interoperability make it possible to perform load tests very early in the development lifecycle and to automate them. Moreover, Gatling promotes a collaborative approach of load testing within organizations, involving all their departments, from IT to Marketing.
“Today, everyone talks about scalability. But you can’t scale your business if your app is not scalable. Don’t let your app become a victim of its own success: test it!” Gatling’s co-founder and CEO Paul-Henri Pillet says.
Gatling brought major changes in the load testing industry since it was created in mid-2015. Today, it has customers on 5 continents and doubles its revenues each year.
“Gatling has an impressive proposition: a superior technology bundled with a disruptive approach. They are enabling developers to test as they code, making it suddenly possible to fit with Agile and Continuous Delivery models which are so critical for those websites and apps facing massive numbers of visitors such as e-retail, media and banks,” EIT Digital’s business developer Gilles Allain says.
The scaleup’s R&D efforts target the latest trends in the tech world, including HTTP/2 support, load tests for Internet of Things, integrations with most of the cloud providers of the market (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack-based providers), integrations with Kubernetes and with most of the developers’ tools (source repositories, build tools, continuous integration solutions).
“We have become the reference solution for load testing, thanks to our investments in R&D over the years. EIT Digital will now help us strengthen our position in our existing markets and open new markets in Europe and beyond! This shall confirm our position as a tech leader in the following years” Paul-Henri Pillet concludes.
The EIT Digital Accelerator provides tailor-made growth support for European tech scale-ups by helping secure international customers and raise capital. In 2019, the program was recognized by UBI Global as a World Top Public Business Accelerator in the World Benchmark Study 2019-2020, and ranked Top 4 Accelerator Brand in the Startup Heatmap Report Europe.