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Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise vs. ReadyAPI
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise vs. ReadyAPI and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise supports a lot of technologies. The existing performance testing that this tool is capable of is good. The protocols that are available are widely varied when compared to other performance testing tools.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is recording and replaying, and the fact that there are multiple options available to do this.""I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.""The user interface is fine.""The product is good, and the concept is good as well.""We have a centralized delivery team and we are able to meet enterprise requirements, which include different types of protocols that are involved, including scripting. The technology supports that and enables us to have a wider range of testing. Enterprise-level testing is something that we are satisfied with.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Is very user-friendly.""LoadRunner Enterprise's most valuable features are load simulation and creating correlation for parameters."

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"A single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization.""It's easy to learn how to use it.""ReadyAPI's best features are user-friendliness, smooth integration with Postman, the speed of creating test cases, and integration with customer data.""The most valuable features are the integration with Jira and the test management tools.""The most valuable feature is being able to run each version for test suites.""When you are working in sprints, you need to have continuous feedback. ReadyAPI definitely helps in automating very fast and rapidly. We have less coding, and we can more easily define our assertions. We don't use it for full-blown performance testing, but normally if you are doing your functional testing, it gives you the request and response time. Anybody who is doing functional testing can see what the request and response times are and raise a flag based upon their business affiliates, that is, whether it is meeting their affiliates. You can identify this during functional testing.""When we are doing API testing we have found it to be very efficient to receive results. Additionally, you are able to do tests directly from the API."

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Cons
"Third-party product integrations could be a little more slickly handled.""LoadRunner Enterprise's reporting should be quicker, easier, and more flexible.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise needs to add more features for Citrix performance-based applications testing. This was one of the challenges we observed. Additionally, we experienced some APIs challenges.""The reporting has room for improvement.""It's not that popular on the cloud.""It would be good if we could look forward at the future technology needs we have. I would like to see Micro Focus provide more customer awareness around how LoadRunner can fulfill requirements with Big Data use cases, for example, where you do performance testing at the scale of data lakes... when it comes to technologies our company has yet to adopt, I would like to see an indication from Micro Focus of how one does performance testing and what kinds of challenges can we foresee. Those kinds of studies would really help us.""I believe the data that demonstrates the automated correlations should be corrected.""Micro Focus needs to improve in terms of support. With the same support plan but when the product was owned by HP, support was more responsive and better coordinated."

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"The initial setup could be less complex.""It doesn't have connectors to the NoSQL database. This is one of the things where they do not have a very solid strategy today. Other solutions have an in-built mechanism where I can directly and easily connect. An API is more around a user submitting a request on the frontend. It then hits the backend, puts the data, and responds back. If I am hitting MongoDB or NoSQL databases, I do not have ready-made inbuilt solutions in ReadyAPI that can easily help me in automating it faster. In our organization, we deal with NoSQL databases, and therefore, we need Groovy. We just cannot have a connector from ReadyAPI to do that. I have to write Groovy scripts. If you have themes that are predominantly using MongoDB, it leads to more maintenance and support activity because we are introducing more code into our commission. In terms of additional features, it can have cloud support. This is one of the things where we are getting into cloud support. We'll see how it works, but it is one of the doubts that we still have.""To generate a test suite in API, I had to create a separate one each time because otherwise it was just override the test. Each API had to be added separately. I thought I could just have one and then create different methods, but I had to add each API separately to create the test for that. That is an area that could be improved.""ReadyAPI's customer support isn't that great, particularly their response time.""The reporting is not very robust and needs to be improved.""Version control does not work well.""Lacking flexibility of adding more custom verification for security testing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year."
  • "They have a much more practical pricing model now."
  • "I have not been directly involved in price negotiations but my understanding is that while the cost is a little bit high, it provides good value for the money."
  • "The price of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise could improve, it is expensive."
  • "The price is a bit too high."
  • "We purchased the license via SAP."
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  • "The cost of a license is probably around $1,000 to $2,000. Accounting is done by my leadership. I am more into implementations and making sure all things and processes are taken care of and the frameworks are maintained and managed."
  • "There are costs in addition to the licensing fee. For example, if you want to add the load testing you would pay more."
  • "The price of the solution has been fine."
  • "The price was around $6,000 for one license, but I don't remember exactly. It is definitely expensive. Our organization was planning on having multiple licenses for this year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.
    Top Answer:The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year. You can just on-demand purchase it for your users for a day or two, which is nice in an MSP business like mine. If I… more »
    Top Answer:I think LoadRunner is still getting into grips with me — maybe, I've not used it that much. It's not that popular on the cloud. Also, we have not tried this on mobile platforms with mobile virtual… more »
    Top Answer:It's easy to learn how to use it.
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are yearly. There are costs in addition to the licensing fee. For example, if you want to add the load testing you would pay more.
    Top Answer:Version control does not work well. It's has a git API which is defective and doesn't work well with our version repository, Bitbucket. We do all version control using git bash (command line driven)… more »
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    Also Known As
    Performance Center, Micro Focus Performance Center, HPE Performance Center
    Ready API
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    Overview

    Micro Focus Performance Center is a global cross-enterprise performance testing tool which enables you to manage multiple, concurrent performance testing projects across different geographic locations without any need to travel between the locations. Performance Center administers all your internal performance testing needs. With Performance Center, you manage all aspects of large-scale performance testing projects, including resource allocation and scheduling, from a centralized location accessible through the Web. Performance Center helps streamline the testing process, reduce resource costs, and increase operating efficiency.

    ReadyAPI is an all-in-one automated testing platform that allows teams to create, manage, and execute automated functional, security, and performance tests in one centralized interface.

    ReadyAPI Features

    Some of ReadyAPI’s key features include:

    • Continuous integration
    • Comprehensive dashboard
    • API discovery
    • Central, standardized reporting function
    • Plugin architecture
    • ReadyAPI Projects
    • Multiple options for scripting to create functional, load, or security tests

    ReadyAPI Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using ReadyAPI include:

    • Easy and flexible test creation and execution: ReadyAPI has visual editors and wizards that make testing easy, saving time and simplifying onboarding.

    • Test APIs continuously: With ReadyAPI you can run consistent tests on local environments, Docker containers, or other distributed staging environments.

    • Team friendly: ReadyAPI enables software teams with the ability to easily share testing projects and artifacts, share licenses between team members, and report issues directly from the testing IDE.

    • Powerful, data-driven testing capabilities: With ReadyAPI, you can save time by checking for numerous real world conditions.

    • Supports multiple specifications, schemas, and protocols: ReadyAPI includes legacy SOAP services, microservices powered by Apache Kafka, and mainstream REST services, as well as IoT use cases leveraging MQTT. It allows you to test and virtualize the most popular API protocols and also to import APIs from specifications and schemas instantly.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Dell EMC Unity users.

    PeerSpot user Vallalarasu P., Test Architect at a tech services company, states, “ReadyAPI is one of the best tools for API testing because they have made a single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and also service actualization. We also have virtual work that can be an add-in within ReadyAPI. For integration for CACD, they have something called TestEngine, which can also be an add-on for ReadyAPI. We use Python request library and things like that but if you're a bigger organization with hundreds of APIs, then ReadyAPI is a one-stop solution for complete API testing. If you consider TestComplete and other products for an equivalent outcome, you might get something nearly comparable, butReadyAPI is the outstanding product.”

    An IT Manager at an insurance company says the solution has “Fast automation, less coding, and is pretty lightweight. When you are working in sprints, you need to have continuous feedback. ReadyAPI definitely helps in automating very fast and rapidly. We have less coding, and we can more easily define our assertions. We don't use it for full-blown performance testing, but normally if you are doing your functional testing, it gives you the request and response time. Anybody who is doing functional testing can see what the request and response times are and raise a flag based upon their business affiliates, that is, whether it is meeting their affiliates. You can identify this during functional testing."

    Balamurugan A., Manager at a financial services firm, comments, “We like the user interface. The most valuable features are the integration with Jira and the test management tools.

    They have interfaces with our performance tools, so we were able to leverage all of these integrations and plugins. It is very good from an integrative solution standpoint.”

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    Sample Customers
    Hexaware, British Sky Broadcasting, JetBlue
    Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS)
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Insurance Company13%
    Retailer13%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Insurance Company38%
    Healthcare Company25%
    Logistics Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise78%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise83%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise vs. ReadyAPI
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise vs. ReadyAPI and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is ranked 6th in Performance Testing Tools with 9 reviews while ReadyAPI is ranked 5th in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is rated 7.2, while ReadyAPI is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise writes "Full geographical coverage, integrates well with monitoring tools, granular project inspection capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ReadyAPI writes " A great single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization". Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Silk Test, whereas ReadyAPI is most compared with ReadyAPI Test, Apache JMeter, SmartBear TestComplete, Tricentis Tosca and Selenium HQ. See our Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise vs. ReadyAPI report.

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