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Find out what your peers are saying about BlazeMeter vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"They have good support documentation and when we have contacted them, they helped to guide us.""I really like the recording because when I use the JMeter the scripting a lot of recording it takes me a lot of time to get used to. The BlazeMeter the recording is quick.""The stability is good.""The solution offers flexibility with its configurations.""It supports any number of features and has a lot of tutorials."

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"It has good protocol coverage.""Paramterization and correlation are important features.""What we like the most is that it integrates with UC.""The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.""The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.""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."

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"In terms of improvement, I would like to have the ability to customize reports.""The should be some visibility into load testing. I'd like to capture items via snapshots.""The reporting capabilities could be improved.""Lacks an option to include additional users during a test run.""Having more options for customization would be helpful."

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"I would like to see better-licensing costs.""Licensing costs could be reduced.""The product is pretty heavy and should be more lightweight.""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 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."

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  • "The licensing fees are billed on a monthly basis and they cost approximately $100 for the basic plan."
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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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    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 »
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    The cost is a bit high for the Indian consumer. For a European or American user, the solution may not seem that expensive.
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    Also Known As
    JMeter Cloud
    Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
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    Overview
    CA 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 CA 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.

    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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    DIRECTV, GAP, MIT, NBCUniversal, Pfizer, StubHub
    JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
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    Comms Service Provider13%
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    Healthcare Company13%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Retailer8%
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    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government6%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise86%
    Find out what your peers are saying about BlazeMeter vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    566,406 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BlazeMeter is ranked 7th in Performance Testing Tools with 5 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews. BlazeMeter is rated 7.6, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of BlazeMeter writes "Easy to navigate and offers reasonable pricing but needs grouping features". 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". BlazeMeter is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Tricentis NeoLoad, Selenium HQ and Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Tricentis NeoLoad, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Silk Test. See our BlazeMeter vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional report.

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