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We performed a comparison between BlazeMeter and Katalon Studio based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Test Automation Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The orchestration feature is the most valuable. It's like the tourist backend component of BlazeMeter. It allows me to essentially give BlazeMeter multiple JMeter scripts and a YAML file, and it will orchestrate and execute that load test and all those scripts as I define them.""The feature that stands out the most is their action groups. They act like functions or methods and code, allowing us to reuse portions of our tests. That also means we have a single point for maintenance when updates are required. Instead of updating a hundred different test cases, we update one action group, and the test cases using that action group will update.""With the help of the Mock Services, we are overcoming everything. Wherever we are facing issues, whether they will be long term or temporary, by implementing the Mock Services we can bypass the faulty components that are not needed for our particular testing.""The stability is good.""Scheduling is the most valuable feature. You can run the test 24/7 and then integrate it to the on-premises internal APIs. How it connects to the internal APIs and how it secures the data is very important for us and has definitely helped us.""One thing that we are doing a lot with the solution, and it's very good, is orchestrating a lot of JMeter agents. This feature has helped us a lot because we can reuse other vendors' performance scripts that they have used with JMeter before.""Using cloud-based load generators is highly valuable to us, as we can test from outside our network and increase load generation without having to upscale our hardware as much. The cloud load generator is there when we need it and is the feature we leverage the most.""It supports any number of features and has a lot of tutorials."

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"I like the feature where you can define a model that represents your website and then reuse the components from the model. It makes creating more test cases easy.""It is good for API testing. It is also good for continuous integration testing. You can connect it to Jenkins.""The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality.""Our clients have requested by all types of testing, including mobile, desktop, and API testing and all of those are covered by Katalon. I find that very valuable, very complete.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward and easy enough to complete.""The scalability of the product is good.""The recording feature of this product is very valuable for our testing purposes.""It has been good so far for API testing on Mac. It is not that hard to learn and use. There is so much support out there, so if anyone wants to start using it, there is enough help."

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"If the solution had better support and the documentation was efficient it would do better in the market.""The Timeline Report panel has no customization options. One feature that I missed was not having a time filter, which I had in ELK. For example, there are only filter requests for a time of less than 5 seconds.""One problem, while we are executing a test, is that it will take some time to download data. Let's say I'm performance testing with a high-end load configuration. It takes a minimum of three minutes or so to start the test itself. That's the bad part of the performance testing... every time I rerun the same test, it is downloaded again... That means I have to wait for three to four minutes again.""I believe that data management and test server virtualization are things that Perforce is working on, or should be working on.""The reporting capabilities could be improved.""We encountered some minor bugs, and I would like to have the ability to add load generators to workspaces without having to use APIs. We can't do that now, so we're beholden to the APIs.""The seamless integration with mobiles could be improved.""The should be some visibility into load testing. I'd like to capture items via snapshots."

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"The price of the solution is a bit high. It's one of the reasons we decided not to continue using the product.""We would like to see improved integration with various reporting tools; this would make our testing data more complete.""Katalon lacks integration with other software, including integrating other languages like .NET and PHP.""Katalon Studio could improve having visual testing, but I think they're launching that feature very soon. We would like to see an increase in the usage of AI.""The free version of the solution is not user friendly at all.""Katalon Studio should improve its usability, it still needs some improvement where users can easily use it to build their automation suite. It requires some initial work to set it up. There should be more keywords in the library to limit the coding requirements, this will allow a non-technical person easily start using it, which would be better.""It seems to lack a few requirements that a typical customer would want. Compared to other solutions, this product is lacking.""There could potentially be more reporting within the solution. We need more issue reports, for example."

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  • "The solution is free and open source."
  • "The product isn't cheap, but it isn't the most expensive on the market. During our proof of concept, we discovered that you get what you pay for; we found a cheaper solution we tested to be full of bugs. Therefore, we are willing to pay the higher price tag for the quality BlazeMeter offers."
  • "The overall product is less costly than our past solutions, so we've absolutely saved money."
  • "It's consumption-based pricing but with a ceiling. They're called CVUs, or consumption variable units. We can use API testing, GUI testing, and test data, but everything gets converted into CVUs, so we are free to use the platform in its entirety without getting bogged down by a license for certain testing areas. We know for sure how much we are going to spend."
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  • "We are using the free version. We plan on getting a paid version because there is a limitation in terms of the number of users. We want to maximize it."
  • "I am using the free version."
  • "Its pricing is quite reasonable. If you require their help in getting started, then there is a professional services fee on top of the product license cost."
  • "In terms of pricing, Katalon, Selenium, and Cypress all represent a similar level of investment. The software for these tools are either true open source or almost open source (because they charge a small fee), so pricing is a neutral point for me."
  • "The cost of Katalon Studio is expensive but it is less than some of the other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT or SmartBear TestComplete. The cost is the main reason we are using Katalon Studio."
  • "Katalon Studio is less expensive than other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Blazemeter is a continuous testing platform that provides scriptless test automation. It unifies functional and performance testing, enabling users to monitor and test public and private APIs. We… more »
    Top Answer:They have good support documentation and when we have contacted them, they helped to guide us.
    Top Answer:The licensing fees are billed on a monthly basis and they cost approximately $100 for the basic plan.
    Top Answer:The recording feature of this product is very valuable for our testing purposes.
    Top Answer:Katalon Studio is less expensive than other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT. The price of the solution is approximately $1,900 for the licenses, we have 30 licenses. The cost is for the license and… more »
    Top Answer:We would like to see improved integration with various reporting tools; this would make our testing data more complete.
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    BlazeMeter ensures delivery of high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run open-source-based performance tests against any mobile app, website or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of software delivery.

    The rapidly growing BlazeMeter community has more than 100,000 developers and includes prominent global brands such as Adobe, Atlassian, Gap, NBC Universal, Pfizer and Walmart as customers. Founded in 2011, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with its research and development in Tel Aviv.

    Katalon Studio is a simple and powerful automation solution built by KMS Technology for testers everywhere. The tool provides features comparable to popular commercial solutions while eliminating the hassle of building an automation framework from open sources. Best of all, we are committed to keeping Katalon Studio free.

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    Sample Customers
    DIRECTV, GAP, MIT, NBCUniversal, Pfizer, StubHub
    Coca-Cola Tesla Black Board TaTa Consultancy Services Sony
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Non Profit14%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Transportation Company8%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    BlazeMeter vs. Katalon Studio
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about BlazeMeter vs. Katalon Studio and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,218 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BlazeMeter is ranked 7th in Test Automation Tools with 12 reviews while Katalon Studio is ranked 8th in Test Automation Tools with 13 reviews. BlazeMeter is rated 8.2, while Katalon Studio is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of BlazeMeter writes "Reduced our test operating costs, provides quick feedback, and helps us understand how to build better test cases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Great record and playback functionality but isn't user-friendly and needs better technical support ". BlazeMeter is most compared with Apache JMeter, Tricentis NeoLoad, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and RadView WebLOAD, whereas Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, Postman, SmartBear TestComplete and Ranorex Studio. See our BlazeMeter vs. Katalon Studio report.

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