Russell’s Rules For Using TabJolt against Tableau Server – Tableau Love

RUSSELL’S RULES FOR USING TABJOLT AGAINST TABLEAU SERVER

With a new release of TabJolt hitting github and several TabJolt-related sessions about to kick off at TC16, I have TabJolt on the brain.

While TabJolt is incredibly easy to use compared to “high end” tools such as LoadRunner, you can still make mistakes. It actually is fairly common for new TabJolters to fall into one or more “newbie traps” . Once you’ve taken a few of the lumps detailed below, you will likely (unnecessarily) freak yourself out. You will lose weight, grow very pale, and your dog will cease to recognize you. Don’t be this guy. 

In the spirit of TabJolt happiness here are some things to keep in mind:

YOUR WORKLOAD SHOULD BE REAL-WORLD

Your goal is to understand how Tableau will behave at scale. Fine…it should be “your scale”, however. When you test with TabJolt, attempt to recreate a test that you think will be reasonably close to how your users will leverage Tableau:

DON’T TEST WITH A SINGLE WORKBOOK

You need the same range of simple, moderately complex, and “ugly” workbooks that your users will run.  You should use yourworkbooks, not Tableau Samples.

DON’T TEST WITH WORKBOOKS YOU KNOW ARE SLOW

You wouldn’t take a test when you’re hung over, so don’t do the same thing to Tableau.

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Russell’s Rules For Using TabJolt against Tableau Server – Tableau Love

With a new release of TabJolt hitting github and several TabJolt-related sessions about to kick off at TC16, I have TabJolt on the brain. While TabJolt is incredibly easy to use compared to “high end” tools such as LoadRunner, you can still make mistakes.

 

 

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Eric Axelrod

President & Chief Architect at DIGR
I have helped companies bring new data driven products to market, drive efficiency out of their supply chain, execute strategic plans, and drive top line and bottom line growth by enabling every business function with actionable analytics. I can transform a business which is lacking critical insight into an agile, strategic, data driven organization.

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