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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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"It is very easy to use. You can handle a lot of things together at once in one package, which is a good point for us.""The solution is very stable.""It is a very common and strong product. A lot of support is available for this product.""The documentation is easy, and it helps us solve our problems.""The stability has always been very good.""The most valuable feature has been to store all our packages in one place including SSIS packages, SQL tables, TFS and SSR.""Customization is the most powerful feature of this product.""Easy to use and easily scalable."

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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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"In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line.""It needs more integration with other tools for monitoring. Microsoft also needs to make it more modern to make it work with microservices and the cloud. It is a bit outdated currently.""The documentation is limited.""Visual Studio Test Professional could improve by having better integration with external databases.""The solution can improve the startup time.""The server that we use is very slow so that is concerning for us.""The solution is quite expensive.""One of the problems with this solution is you need to be highly technically skilled to operate it, it is not for everyone."

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  • "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 expensive."
  • "We pay for the solution annually and the price could be reduced."
  • "There is a paid version of the solution as well as a community version that is free."
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    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:I strongly recommend this solution to others. They can use IBM Rational Performance Tester without any problems for their web applications, mobile application, or software-based applications. I would… more »
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line. It gives me memory analysis, however, it's not taking me to the code lines. That's what I was… more »
    Top Answer:We're into software development. We are developing products, enterprise-level products, for clients. Microsoft is a business partner. I'm into product management. My developers are the ones that are… more »
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    Rational Performance Tester
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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.
    Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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    Sample Customers
    andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
    Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government29%
    Transportation Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Construction Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company40%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Transportation Company7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 16th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 3rd in Test Management Tools with 13 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 0.0, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.4. 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 Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Offers lots of features, including memory analysis and code sharing". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, IBM Rational Test Workbench, Tricentis NeoLoad and Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with Apache JMeter, TFS, Micro Focus UFT Developer, Tricentis Tosca and Ranorex Studio.

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