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Question: HP LoadRunner versus Oracle Application Testing Suite?
Answer: OATS is built for the Oracle suite of apps including Webservices for Oracle EBS. If that is your primary focus, it's hard to beat OATS for that one purpose.
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"Paramterization and correlation are important features.""A very comprehensive tool that is good for performance testing.""The stability of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is very high. It is the leading tool for stability.""Graph monitoring is a valuable feature.""The most valuable features of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional are the separate module for scripting, execution analysis, and integration with a lot of new things pipeline areas. They keep updating their releases. Recently, they have released different versions, such as the professional and enterprise. They're coming up with new features which are good.""It is an advanced tool with multiple options available for the performance system.""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.""The most valuable feature is the ability to create performance test cases quickly and then execute them. It provides a lot of powerful features to do that very efficiently and effectively."

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"Oracle Application Testing Suite's most valuable feature is it works very smoothly with all Oracle Java-based applications.""The most valuable feature is the object identification feature."

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Cons
"The technical support of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional could improve. I had an issue with the licensing and their response time is slow. They can improve on this in the future.""The flexibility could be improved.""Lacks specific level monitoring.""In terms of resource management, you need a lot of high capacity boxes if you need to generate a load of 1,000 or 2,000 users.""The product is pretty heavy and should be more lightweight.""Sometimes, we aren't able to see an accurate page view while replying and executing the script. When you are navigating the application side by side, it needs to be displayed on a random viewer. Sometimes we will get a few applications, and we won't get others.""I would like to see better-licensing costs.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional can improve the implementation of digital areas, such as digital testing, UI and native application, and native mobile applications."

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"Oracle Application Testing Suite could improve by offering desktop-based application automation. It is lacking in this area at the moment.""Oracle Application Testing Suite does encounter some lag. When I am trying to record something, the tool gets stuck."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product."
  • "This is not a cheap product."
  • "There is a licensing cost that is expensive."
  • "LoadRunner is more expensive than some competing products."
  • "The licensing of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional could improve. If it can be easier and the concurrent run can be included with the current total number of users, it would be helpful."
  • "There is an annual license required to use Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional. There are not any additional costs other than the licensing fees to use it."
  • "The licensing is on a yearly basis and is relatively expensive."
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  • "The price of the Oracle Application Testing Suite is not expensive. It is less expensive than other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional are the separate module for scripting, execution analysis, and integration with a lot of new things pipeline areas. They keep updating… more »
    Top Answer:There is an annual license required to use Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional. There are not any additional costs other than the licensing fees to use it.
    Top Answer:Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional can improve the implementation of digital areas, such as digital testing, UI and native application, and native mobile applications.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the object identification feature.
    Top Answer:I have heard that some support will not be provided by Oracle after June. Going forward, if there are any issues with the tool, or if the recording feature with Edge is not available, there is Chrome… more »
    Top Answer:We use the solution for functional testing. We have scenarios related to Oracle applications where we need to create a purchase order, for example, and we use it for the automation perspective. We use… more »
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
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    Overview

    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

    Application Testing Suite is a comprehensive, integrated testing solution that ensures the quality, scalability, and availability of your Web applications, Web Services, packaged Oracle Applications and Oracle databases.
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    JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
    Comic Relief UK, The Forestry Commission, TAFE SA, Silentnight Group, Victorian Department of Primary Industries
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    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 12 reviews while Oracle Application Testing Suite is ranked 11th in Performance Testing Tools with 2 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 8.4, while Oracle Application Testing Suite is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Is very user-friendly, supports other tools, and provides in-depth and more detailed analyses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Application Testing Suite writes "Very compatible with Oracle Forms and the object identification feature is very valuable, but the tool does lag from time to time". Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Apache JMeter, Tricentis NeoLoad, Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and BlazeMeter, whereas Oracle Application Testing Suite is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Apache JMeter and Worksoft Certify.

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