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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Tricentis NeoLoad based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Performance Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud vs. Tricentis NeoLoad report (Updated: September 2022).
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"It's a fast product, so you don't have much trouble in terms of maintenance overhead. You don't want to just look into configuring load generators, look for upgrades, and end up having that take up a lot of your time. With this solution, you just log in and you start using it. This means that there is a huge benefit in terms of the overhead of maintaining the infrastructure and the maintenance effort.""The fact that the solution supports multiple protocols such as open source, VuGen, TruWeb, TruClient, and SAP is very important because these protocols help us to concentrate on what is really needed to produce performance tests. If something is not supported, you have to use other tools or find other ways of assimilating loads.""The record and playback feature is the most valuable feature. It's all driven by the script, so it's a script-based tool where the background tracing starts. Java's background process does a lot of tracing. The process starts in the background. It sees what peaks of volumes that the process can handle. It's easy to use because it's script based, record, and playback. I""The solution can scale.""The TruClient feature is the most valuable for us. An application with testing can only be scripted using TruClient, so it's part web-based, but it also has its own protocol combined with HTTP and HTML. So many other tools do not recognize this specific proprietary protocol. Using TruClient, we can still create scripts that cover everything that we need to cover."

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"I would rate it as eight out of 10 for ease of setting up.""I feel that the codeless part, the dynamic value capture part is quite easy in NeoLoad compared to other tools.""The most useful aspect of Tricentis NeoLoad was for the web.""Tool for load testing and performance testing with good API support and good technical support. Tricentis NeoLoad is absolutely stable and scalable.""Very easy to use the front end and the UI is very good.""NeoLoad offers better reporting than most competing tools. It is effortless to analyze and measure the reported data. It's also simple to generate a report that most people can read and management can understand. NeoLoad helps you figure out the main issues inside the application.""My company has a good experience with Tricentis NeoLoad, and what I like best about it is that it lets you generate loads from different geographies. The load generation agents getting placed on different geographies is a very good feature of the solution. I also like that you can scale up Tricentis NeoLoad very quickly. The general feedback on performance testing with Tricentis NeoLoad for all product lines within my company is good.""The licensing cost is very less for NeoLoad. It is user-friendly and easy to understand because they have created so many useful functionalities. When I started working with this tool, we just had to do the initial assessment about whether this tool will be able to support our daily work or not. I could easily understand it. I didn't have to search Google or watch YouTube videos. In just 15 to 20 minutes, I was able to understand the tool."

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Cons
"CI/CD integration could be a little bit better. When there's a test and if you see that there are high response times in the test itself, it would be great to be able to send an alert. It would give a heads-up to the architect community or ops community.""We are trying to put it into a complete CI/CD pipeline, but there are still some challenges when you try to run it through different protocols. The challenges are around how you can containerize applications. There are some limitations to some protocols, such as desktop. And when it comes to database testing, there are some things that we can't do through CI/CD.""We did have some challenges with the initial implementation.""Reporting and analysis need improvement. Compared to the old school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are mediocre in LoadRunner Cloud.""I would like for there to be better integration with other tools so that when you do load testing you can also do a security check."

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"An area for improvement in Tricentis NeoLoad is its price, as it has a hefty price tag.""LoadRunner offers a full protocol, whereas, with this product, only a few of the protocols are supported - not all.""We would like NeoLoad to be able to support more protocols. Testing can also be a little tricky at times.""The SAP area could be improved.""There were some features that were lacking in Tricentis NeoLoad, e.g. those were more into Citrix and other complicated protocols, which were supported easily by a competitor: Micro Focus LoadRunner. We also need to look into how it integrates with other Tricentis products, because Tricentis did not have a good performance testing tool until now.""Support wasn't able to solve a technical issue.""Tricentis NeoLoad could improve the terminal emulation mainframe. It is not able to use the low code or no code option. You have to code it yourself.""LoadRunner supports multiple protocols, whereas NeoLoad supports only three protocols. With NeoLoad, we can go for the SAP technology, web-based HTTP, and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). If I have to simulate .NET application-based traffic, I won't be able to do that. So, protocol support is a limitation for NeoLoad. It should support more protocols."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We make use of virtual user hours. We buy time in the LoadRunner Cloud. It costs around $80,000."
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  • "Its licensing cost is very less."
  • "NeoLoad is cheaper compared to other solutions. There are no additional licensing fees."
  • "Pricing is always cheaper with Tricentis NeoLoad versus the very expensive Micro Focus LoadRunner."
  • "Tricentis NeoLoad price is a benefit of using this tool, it is less expensive than some of the other solutions."
  • "Pricing for Tricentis NeoLoad could be cheaper because, at the moment, it's expensive. For a year, the solution cost us a lot of money, in particular, more than $50,000."
  • "NeoLoad is expensive, but to my knowledge, it's better than LoadRunner."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I absolutely recommend Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud. In fact, I consider it to be one of the best performance testing tools. I like it because it provides many benefits. Some of the ones I find to… more »
    Top Answer:I'm not aware of the cost. I don't handle that aspect of the product. My understanding, however, is that it is a little bit pricey.
    Top Answer:I highly recommend Tricentis NeoLoad for companies that are in need of a versatile load and performance testing tool. This relatively inexpensive solution is recognized by organizations like Oxford… more »
    Top Answer:My company has a good experience with Tricentis NeoLoad, and what I like best about it is that it lets you generate loads from different geographies. The load generation agents getting placed on… more »
    Top Answer:Pricing for Tricentis NeoLoad could be cheaper because, at the moment, it's expensive. For a year, the solution cost us a lot of money, in particular, more than $50,000.
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    Also Known As
    StormRunner Load, LoadRunner Cloud, and Micro Focus StormRunner Load
    NeoLoad, Neotys NeoLoad
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    Overview

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is a simple, smart, and scalable cloud-based load and performance testing solution for agile and DevOps teams.

    With LoadRunner Cloud, your software development team gets quick access to cloud-based performance testing resources. You won't be held up by a lack of infrastructure or the requirement to deploy updates for on-premises components, insufficient reporting, or a lack of scale. You can take on any project thanks to LoadRunner Cloud’s broad coverage, cutting-edge technologies, comprehensive integrations, and potent analytics. Together with the other components of the LoadRunner family, your company can build a scalable performance engineering practice. Simply select the appropriate tool for the job at hand while leveraging a connected eco-system that delivers smarter insights, tighter cooperation, and better cost savings.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud Features

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Cloud scalability: LoadRunner Cloud allows you to perform real-time testing with more than five million virtual users from various geographical regions in a matter of minutes. It is built to manage massive scale without the need for additional hardware.
    • Worldwide coverage, no overhead: Micro Focus will handle the management of overhead expenditures and continuous maintenance so you don't have to. Using private clouds, on-premises load generators, or cloud locations like AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, you may quickly distribute virtual users to other regions. With support for more than 40 cloud regions, worldwide coverage can be achieved in minutes as opposed to days or weeks.
    • Quick testing: LoadRunner Cloud makes it easy to design, create, and run tests. It’s an ideal cloud load-testing solution for your fast-moving agile development process.
    • Simplified test creation: LoadRunner Cloud supports third-party open-source tools like JMeter, Gatling, and Selenium while enabling you to leverage pre-existing scripts written in best-in-class scripting applications like LoadRunner Developer, VuGen, TruClient, and DevWeb. LoadRunner Developer is integrated with LoadRunner Cloud.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Scale to more than five million virtual users for ultimate test coverage.
    • Reduce hardware maintenance with a flexible testing paradigm.
    • Run tests in different locations using public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises load generators.
    • Use any LoadRunner scripts, open-source tools, or create a test using the REST API, a CSV file, or a HAR file.
    • Agile and DevOps teams can immediately analyze performance issues using smart reports and dashboards.
    • Encourage cooperation through asset sharing, multi-user, multi-test execution, and project management

    Reviews from Real Users

    Allan B., Lead Performance Test Engineer at bol.com BV, notes of the product, “The TruClient feature is the most valuable for us. An application with testing can only be scripted using TruClient, so it's part web-based, but it also has its own protocol combined with HTTP and HTML. So many other tools do not recognize this specific proprietary protocol. Using TruClient, we can still create scripts that cover everything that we need to cover.”

    Abbasi P., a PeerSpot user who works at a financial services firm, writes, “The record and playback feature is the most valuable feature. It's all driven by the script, so it's a script-based tool where the background tracing starts.”

    Tricentis NeoLoad is a performance testing tool that provides developers and testers with automatic test design, test maintenance, realistic simulation of user behavior, fast root cause analysis, and built-in integrations with the entire SDLC toolchain. With NeoLoad’s plugins, teams can reuse and share test assets and results from functional testing tools, analytics, metrics, and APM tools in order to catch performance issues early. With NeoLoad’s full tech stack support, users can test the range of mobile, web, and desktop apps.

    Tricentis NeoLoad Features

    Tricentis NeoLoad has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Supports API technologies 

      • Support for SOAP/REST.
      • Assisted design with Swagger/Open API import and highly efficient extractors for quick test design and fewer errors in scripting.
      • Ability to test as code or GUI-based productivity.

    • Automated testing of API performance

      • CI/CD automated API testing, dynamic load generation infrastructure, and auto pass/fail based on SLAs.
      • Real-time test results for fast dev feedback loop if bottleneck is found.
      • Non-regression API performance trends.
    • API-based applications 

      • Ability to test stand-alone APIs or APIs within end-to-end tests. Same platform, same skills.
      • Dev, PO, QA, Ops share a common view of API performance.
      • Confidence in API and application speed and reliability.

    • Design tests faster and update automatically

      • Assisted design using wizards and automatic parameter handling.
      • Reuse functional scripts and/or convert LoadRunner scripts to NeoLoad performance tests.
      • Update system-level scripts quicker with automatic user path updates.
      • Easy to reuse and maintain.

    • Realistic user simulation

      • Simulate any business case.
      • Scale load tests with up to millions of virtual users.

    • Bottleneck identification

      • Real-time test analysis.
      • Pass/fail based on SLA.
      • Root cause analysis.

    Tricentis NeoLoad Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Tricentis NeoLoad. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Automate API testing within CI pipelines: Design, maintain, and run performance tests. Analyze results within continuous integration pipelines.
    • Accelerate end-to-end app testing: Create test scripts fast for complex applications using a graphical user interface without the complexity of scripting new and updated tests.
    • Find performance bottlenecks fast: Compare SLAs to server-level statistics to measure how an application is performing. See overall analysis of behavior or an analysis of the data flow to a particular user path.
    • Manage across the enterprise: Collaborate across QA, operations, dev, and business teams to define SLAs and review results. Share test results and manage test infrastructure. Schedule and share resources across teams and apps.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Tricentis NeoLoad stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of these include its price, its user-friendly UX, its API support, and its scalability. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Patrik B., Technical Lead at a tech services company, writes, “The licensing cost is very less for NeoLoad. It is user-friendly and easy to understand because they have created so many useful functionalities. When I started working with this tool, we just had to do the initial assessment about whether this tool will be able to support our daily work or not. I could easily understand it.”

    A Global Delivery Head at a consultancy firm notes, “The API support is much better with this solution, compared with the competition. Pricing for it is also more affordable than its competitor. We have used Tricentis NeoLoad and we find it scalable.”

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    Alfa Bank, N Brown Group, University of Copenhagen, McGraw-Hill, Cognizant
    Dell, H&R Block, Best Buy, Orange, Verizon Wireless, ING, Mazda, Siemens, University of Oxford
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    Educational Organization33%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Retailer17%
    Computer Software Company17%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Retailer15%
    Government15%
    Healthcare Company10%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
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    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud vs. Tricentis NeoLoad
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud vs. Tricentis NeoLoad and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is ranked 7th in Performance Testing Tools with 5 reviews while Tricentis NeoLoad is ranked 6th in Performance Testing Tools with 10 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is rated 8.6, while Tricentis NeoLoad is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud writes "Enabled us to eliminate load generators, and automatically triggers and produces reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis NeoLoad writes "Good licensing cost, user-friendly, and makes it easy and quick to create scripts". Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter and Oracle Application Testing Suite, whereas Tricentis NeoLoad is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter, Tricentis Flood and Tricentis Tosca. See our Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud vs. Tricentis NeoLoad report.

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