Test types

SQL Load Tests

With the ever-increasing demand for efficient and scalable databases, it's vital to ensure your SQL database is equipped to handle a high influx of simultaneous client requests. LoadForge empowers you with the tools to test this capability.


LoadForge provides an intuitive platform for SQL load testing. This allows you to mimic a large number of clients that simultaneously access your database, executing a multitude of queries to assess the robustness and responsiveness of your system.

Supported Databases

LoadForge extends its support for a variety of SQL databases:

  • MySQL: A widely used open-source relational database management system.
  • PostgreSQL: A powerful, open-source object-relational database system.
  • MariaDB: A MySQL fork that is maintained as open source.

Moreover, the MySQL adapter in LoadForge is versatile enough to query any MySQL compatible database. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Aurora: A relational database service by Amazon Web Services, compatible with both MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • MariaDB: As mentioned above, it's a popular alternative to MySQL.

How to Execute SQL Load Tests

Conducting a load test on your SQL database using LoadForge involves a few straightforward steps:

  1. Prepare Your Queries: Start by preparing a list of SQL queries you wish to test. This could be a combination of SELECT, INSERT, DELETE, or any other SQL operations relevant to your use case.

  2. Sequential Execution: LoadForge runs your queries in sequential order for each simulated client. This ensures you can perform operations in a logical sequence. For instance, you can insert data and subsequently delete it in the following test iteration.

  3. Simulate Clients: Define the number of simulated clients you want to mimic. LoadForge will loop through your query list for each client, offering a real-world simulation of concurrent database access.

  4. Monitor & Analyze: Once the test is initiated, monitor the performance metrics in real-time. Post completion, analyze the results to gain insights into possible bottlenecks, latencies, or potential areas of optimization.


  • Scalability Insights: Understand the maximum load your database can handle.
  • Performance Optimization: Identify slow queries or operations that may need optimization.
  • Infrastructure Assessment: Ensure your server and database configurations are tuned for optimal performance under heavy loads.


Ensure your database's readiness for the real world. With LoadForge's SQL load testing, you gain actionable insights into the performance, resilience, and scalability of your SQL databases, be it MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MariaDB.