BlazeMeter Acquires Andrey Pokhilko Gift-wrapped In Loadosophia

The fact that BlazeMeter is bringing in Pokhiko as Chief Scientist could be just is significant for BlazeMeter as the Loadosophia acquisition, or perhaps even more so. 

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BlazeMeter, the Israeli startup behind a load and performance testing as a self-service (TaaS) platform for mobile, web and APIs, announced today the acquisition of Loadosophia, a provider of state-of-the-art analytics technology for JMeter users. Loadosophia and JMeter-Plugins.org founder, Andrey Pokhilko, will be joining BlazeMeter’s executive team as Chief Scientist.

As a TaaS service provider, BlazeMeter’s ability to attract users will be affected in large part by how well the company can smooth over the testing process for users, as well as how robust of an integrated offering BlazeMeter can provide at a reasonable price with limited cross product friction.

The acquisition of Loadosophia and one of the recruitment of one of the founders of JMeter-Plugins should go a long way in contributing to those to success attributable measures. Also, bringing aboard Loadosophia users into the BlazeMeter client roster, couldn’t hurt either.

“Andrey is one of the most skilled performance testing experts I know. It’s a real honor to have him join my team. I’m certain that together we will accomplish great things that will benefit the entire performance testing community,” said Alon Girmonsky, Founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “I’m constantly looking to add new technologies that complement BlazeMeter’s platform. Andrey and his team’s insights in JMeter development and performance testing, as well as his deep understanding of the needs of large scale testing in an agile development environment will give an invaluable boost to our technological advancements.”

The man to carry the load

The fact that BlazeMeter is bringing in Pokhiko as Chief Scientist could be just is significant for BlazeMeter as the Loadosophia acquisition, or perhaps even more so. When one considers the potential image bolstering effect it can have on the company as being a devops powerhouse for Apache’s JMeter, an important selling point for a tech startup without a CTO and relying on a TaaS model for profit, it might just prove to be downright pivotal.

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