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Posted on: February 15, 2011

As many of you know, Faban is a free and open source benchmark development and automation framework. It was originally developed at Sun Microsystems, Inc. which made it available to the community under the CDDL license.

With the architect and lead developer Akara Sucharitakul and myself no longer working at Oracle (not to mention the demise of the project website without notice), we decided to host it at The website isn’t pretty but at least it hosts all the documentation,  a downloadable kit and a pointer to the source on github.  In the coming weeks, I will work on organizing the site. A big thanks to all the folks who expressed concern about the future of this project. With your help, we can continue to support it.

If you are a faban user, please do join the new Faban Users forum at



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Thanks for this. This looked like a good alternative to JMeter.

Thanks for this! SPEC was getting ready to host this, but I am glad we have a solution already in place!


What do you think are the relative merits/demerits of load testing tool Grinder. I am sure you must have come across “The Grinder” and just interested to know from your experience.

Nice, this is good news. I’ve also been using faban a lot lately but had been concerned about its future. Great to see it going forward as a free-standing project.

Thanks Jyri. Please do join the faban-users google group and help out if you can.

The creation of Faban is great!
I really hope the project can keep for ever!
You are great !

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