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"I like the fact that JMeter integrates well with other tools.""JMeter is easy to use for a user who doesn't have too much knowledge of programming or certain languages.""The performance of the solution is excellent.""It is open source as well as relatively extendable. It allows us to extend and add additional functionality and features. Its deployment is also very easy.""A lot of things are valuable. It is free. It has a lot of features, such as report generation and integration with CI/CD, which makes it very competitive with the other paid solutions available in the market. It is a good solution.""The recording and playback functionality is helpful.""When there's a high number of TPS I can achieve more transactions per seconds given the hyper-limitations.""User-friendly and open source."

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"The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.""What we like the most is that it integrates with UC.""The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.""The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.""It has good protocol coverage.""Paramterization and correlation are important features."

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"Considering the kinds of tests we are performing here, where we launch several tests at the same time as a batch request, JMeter is not the best tool for the job. Those kinds of things could be done easily with other tools, like T6.""Automation is difficult in JMeter.""The reporting is not very good.""JMeter output reports can be difficult to understand without training.""They can improve it a little bit in terms of distribution load testing. We struggled with it during the distribution. In terms of reporting, runtime monitoring is not currently included, and it should be included. They can also improve it on the reporting side in terms of the comparison of the reports. They can also focus more on integration with CI/CD. Currently, people are using their own customized tools. It would be nice if Apache can provide some standard tools and procedures for integration with CI/CD tools like DPR. There are some tools, but it would be nice if official standard tools and procedures are available.""We're like the solution to be more user-friendly.""The interface could be made more user-friendly.""You really need a technical team in order to really utilize the product."

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"Licensing costs could be reduced.""We are going to continue to use the product in the future, I recommend this product. However, those who are looking for only REST-based on the API, I would recommend some other tool because of the cost. There are others available on the market.""The product is pretty heavy and should be more lightweight.""The solution is very costly. The cost is very high, especially considering a lot of other resources are available now and they are less expensive. For a small organization, it is very difficult to sustain the costs involved in having the solution or the related fees""The product is not stable and reliable in the version we are currently using.""I would like to see better-licensing costs."

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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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  • "It is competing with other products that may cost significantly less or may be available as open-source. Because of that it is relatively expensive."
  • "LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product."
  • "This is not a cheap product."
  • "There is a licensing cost that is expensive."
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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.

    LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Will Enable You To:

    • Drive quality across your enterprise.
    • Alleviate the challenges of managing many application types, testing tools, licenses, repositories, and systems while working toward unified results.

    With Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional You Can:

    • Increase organizational efficiency through standardization of tools and resources.
    • Balance your priorities and improve the results delivered by your testing team.
    • Increase testing productivity.
    • Improve collaboration across application teams.
    • Gain the ability to outsource some or all the tactical work of load testing.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Features:

    • Intuitive and Easy to Use: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is intuitive, versatile, and easy to use, which makes it easy for testers to quickly learn the basics and apply them to their testing tasks, while engineers who are more experienced can utilize all the features for the most complex of scenarios.
    • Comprehensive Enterprise Coverage: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional provides support for multiple protocols such as HTML, WebSocket, AJAX, RDP, Database, Remote Terminal Emulators, Citrix, Java, .NET, Oracle and SAP.
    • Scripting Technologies: Reduce scripting time by 50% or more via Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional’s TruClient protocol, and automatic correlation, and correlate both front end (user experience) and back end (load) issues.
    • Extensive and Flexible Test Scenarios: The LoadRunner solution provides several valuable features that let you validate, enhance, and modify your tests. It gives you the ability to integrate external measurements to assess the impact on every application component, extend tests with success-failure checks, and emulate peak loads. You can also apply load on the go and change parameters for better flexibility in order to yield the most representative testing possible.
    • Realistic Network Conditions: Network virtualization capabilities help accurately simulate realistic conditions for an accurate analysis of both throughput and user response time. Realistic network conditions are predicted using location-aware analytics, transaction analysis and optimization.
    • Accurate Workloads with Low Overhead: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional allows you to run high-scale tests with minimal hardware so that you can apply accurate workloads to any application.
    • Ongoing Testing Support: The Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional solution provides continuous testing support via built-in integrations across IDE, CI/CD, open source test automation, monitoring, and source code management tools.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Benefits:

    • Quickly deliver enterprise engineering capabilities and facilitate sharing of assets and collaboration.
    • Reduce complexity and increase utilization of infrastructure and human resources.
    • Get the big picture with cross-project reporting and individual project drill downs.
    • Increase collaboration and consistency with unified storage and access to all relevant assets.
    • Reduce costs with centralized management and built-in support of cloud-based load generation.
    • Analyze end-to-end performance, including topology, infrastructure-level, and advanced insights.
    • Incorporate application monitoring and user sentiment data to take a centralized approach to data collection and connect the dots.
    • Using powerful analytics and insights, gain visibility into the test status across the entire enterprise and performance trending information across multiple tests.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    "The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.” - Head, Testing Centre of Excellence at NIIT Technologies Limited

    "The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.” - Test Automation, DevOps & Performance Engineering at a financial services firm

    "The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.” - Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm

    "The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.” - Senior Architect at a computer software company

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    Find out what your peers are saying about Apache JMeter vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Apache JMeter is ranked 1st in Load Testing Tools with 17 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Load Testing Tools with 6 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 7.6, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 7.4. 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 Professional writes "Very good controller and a market leader, but not cost effective for small business". Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, ReadyAPI, Tricentis NeoLoad and Katalon Studio, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Tricentis NeoLoad, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, BlazeMeter and Silk Test. See our Apache JMeter vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional report.

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