Given the importance of the IPL, there were projections that over 5 million users would be streaming the event online. While Hotstar was experienced in load testing with Gatling from previous events, the number of servers required to be started to support this test was massive – over 1,000. Additionally, finding a way to consolidate the metrics from all of these servers to create a consolidated, accurate report would be a herculean effort in itself.
With an all important event approaching and little margin for error, Hotstar partnered with Flood to run their mass scale Gatling scripts via AWS. With the support of Flood, Hotstar was able to test with over 5 million concurrent users, to massive success. After the IPL league matches in April 2018, Hotstar was named as one of largest streaming services ever, outreaching even Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaguration with 5.5 million concurrent viewers to 4.8 million.
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