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Pros
"It can support both web applications and mobile applications, and in certain cases, it can also support testing of desktop applications or software-based applications. You can write web applications, mobile applications, and software-based applications."

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"Reporting is pretty good. Its interface is also good. I'm overall pretty happy with the functionality and use of IBM Rational Test Workbench.""This solution provides for API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing, and service virtualization."

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Cons
"There are some features that Micro Focus LoadRunner provides, but they are not available in IBM Rational Performance Tester. They should include such features. It can also have more reports similar to what HP provides. It might also need some improvement in terms of the tools and support for other technology areas. Certain technologies are not supported by every tool. They need to support all sorts of technologies and platforms on which web applications and mobile applications are built. They need complete support for all sorts of technologies."

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"It should have more interfaces. In terms of interfaces or protocols, what you can do with Rational is far limited as compared to other products out there. What it does, it does great, but it only gives you limited types of protocols. It supports between 8 to 15 types of protocols, whereas other test tools give you 20 to 30 types of protocols with which you can do testing and convert to script. It records Javascript-based scripts, and you got to know a little bit of Java to basically be able to edit them, but the level of editing you got to do is very low. I like that, but the ability to edit the script is not as good as Parasoft or LoadRunner, which have C-Script.""There are a number of things that they can do to simplify the tools, but the most important thing that they need to do is simplify the installation."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is much cheaper than Micro Focus LoadRunner. We need perpetual licenses. Support is included in the first sale. After that, you need to renew support every year."
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  • "The pricing is a little bit on the higher side, although it is really good."
  • "It doesn't really concern me. Licensing is on a yearly basis."
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    Also Known As
    Rational Performance Tester
    Rational Test Workbench, IBM Rational Performance Tester, IBM Functional Tester, IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
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    Overview
    IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing solution that validates the scalability of web and server applications. Rational Performance Tester identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks and reduces load testing complexity.
    IBM Rational Test Workbench provides a comprehensive test automation solution for mobile applications, regression testing, integration technologies and performance and scalability testing. It helps you build intelligent and interconnected enterprise applications that can be deployed on traditional and cloud infrastructures. With Rational Test Workbench, you can significantly reduce test cycle times, moving integration testing earlier in the development lifecycle.
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    Sample Customers
    andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
    Financial Insurance Management Corp.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company39%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 18th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while IBM Rational Test Workbench is ranked 14th in Performance Testing Tools with 2 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 0.0, while IBM Rational Test Workbench is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Performance Tester writes "Supports web and mobile applications, very scalable, very stable, and wonderful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Test Workbench writes "Good reporting and interface, but supports limited types of protocols and requires low-level script editing". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Tricentis NeoLoad, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and BlazeMeter, whereas IBM Rational Test Workbench is most compared with HCL OneTest, Tricentis Tosca, Selenium HQ, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise.

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