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"I like the fact that JMeter integrates well with other tools.""The reports and analysis tools are very good. They are the solution's most valuable features.""Scripting with the solution is good.""The recording and playback functionality is helpful.""We appreciate that the solution is free to use, as an open-source tool.""The biggest thing I liked about it is that there is a huge user base out there, and being shareware and being Apache, if I have any question on how to get something done, I get 18 different answers. Out of those, there would be at least a few good approaches for what I was trying to do. So, the support system out there is most valuable.""The most valuable features are the integration with Jenkins and the reporting.""When there's a high number of TPS I can achieve more transactions per seconds given the hyper-limitations."

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"The most valuable part of the product is the way you can scale the basic testing easily.""We have a centralized delivery team and we are able to meet enterprise requirements, which include different types of protocols that are involved, including scripting. The technology supports that and enables us to have a wider range of testing. Enterprise-level testing is something that we are satisfied with.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is recording and replaying, and the fact that there are multiple options available to do this.""The solution is a very user-friendly tool, especially when you compare it to a competitor like BlazeMeter.""I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.""This is a product that has a lot of capabilities and is the most mature tool of its kind in the market.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Is very user-friendly."

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Cons
"It should start supporting the presentation layer. It currently provides performance testing specifically at the application and API level. It can be extended to the presentation layer, which includes mainly Angular and React frameworks. It should also be easy to use and easy to train people.""Because so much is being done these days with authentication processes, a better system for either getting bearer tokens or some kind of token-based authentication prior to executing APIs would benefit the product. It is there, and you can do things. It is just not real clean at this point. There should be a better authentication process for JMeter or some automation or better guidelines for gaining and utilizing tokens on the fly.""We're like the solution to be more user-friendly.""The reporting is not very good.""I sometimes found the documentation to be not as explanatory as I would've liked it. In the cases that I can think of, I was looking for a rather hand-holding approach with Step A, B, and C, but then I realized that with a product that is open source like this, you can't do handholding. That is because there are so many different uses and different unique environments and setups for it, but I remember thinking a few times that if they only just said this.""It has some proxy-based dependencies which require specific proxies to be set up or disabled, which causes problems.""Automation is difficult in JMeter.""You really need a technical team in order to really utilize the product."

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"The solution is a very expensive tool when compared with other tools.""It would be good if we could look forward at the future technology needs we have. I would like to see Micro Focus provide more customer awareness around how LoadRunner can fulfill requirements with Big Data use cases, for example, where you do performance testing at the scale of data lakes... when it comes to technologies our company has yet to adopt, I would like to see an indication from Micro Focus of how one does performance testing and what kinds of challenges can we foresee. Those kinds of studies would really help us.""The TruClient protocol works well but it takes a lot of memory to run those tests, which is something that can be improved.""The reporting has room for improvement.""Third-party product integrations could be a little more slickly handled.""It's not that popular on the cloud.""Micro Focus needs to improve in terms of support. With the same support plan but when the product was owned by HP, support was more responsive and better coordinated."

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  • "This is an open-source product."
  • "I was using the free version of the software."
  • "In terms of open-source adoption, it is completely free."
  • "We are using the free version, and if required, we can easily switch to the other version."
  • "When comparing the price with Load Runner, and if the cost is an issue then JMeter is a better choice"
  • "I haven't looked into it. Most of our projects are nonprofit or grant-based. Everything is public commons, so we don't really have to worry about that so much."
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  • "The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year."
  • "They have a much more practical pricing model now."
  • "I have not been directly involved in price negotiations but my understanding is that while the cost is a little bit high, it provides good value for the money."
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    Overview

    Apache JMeter may be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources, Web dynamic applications. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server, group of servers, network or object to test its strength or to analyze overall performance under different load types.

    Micro Focus Performance Center is a global cross-enterprise performance testing tool which enables you to manage multiple, concurrent performance testing projects across different geographic locations without any need to travel between the locations. Performance Center administers all your internal performance testing needs. With Performance Center, you manage all aspects of large-scale performance testing projects, including resource allocation and scheduling, from a centralized location accessible through the Web. Performance Center helps streamline the testing process, reduce resource costs, and increase operating efficiency.

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    AOL, Orbitz, Innopath Software, PrepMe, Sapient, Corporate Express Australia, CSIRO, Ephibian, Talis, DATACOM, ALALOOP, eFusion, Panter, Sourcepole, University of Western Cape
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    Apache JMeter is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 16 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is ranked 3rd in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 7.6, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Easy to learn, and free to use but could be more user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise writes "Full geographical coverage, integrates well with monitoring tools, granular project inspection capabilities". Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, ReadyAPI and SoapUI Pro, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Silk Performer, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and BlazeMeter. See our Apache JMeter vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise report.

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