2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Apache JMeter?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Apache JMeter, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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SR
Senior Consultant at Capgemini
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2022-10-14T17:40:23Z
Oct 14, 2022

I have experience with Apache JMeter, with version 5.5. as the most recent version I've used. Apache JMeter is deployed on-premises, but my company did a POC with Apache JMeter and BlazeMeter. BlazeMeter is a CA proprietor tool where you can hook up Apache JMeter scripts. BlazeMeter is a cloud-based tool where you can run tests with the help of Apache JMeter scripts. At the moment, only two people use Apache JMeter within my company. Two people can handle the deployment of Apache JMeter, while only one person is required to maintain it. My advice to people looking into implementing Apache JMeter is to make the decision based on the application portfolio. For example, if it's more diverse, then using Apache JMeter could be tricky, but if you're only testing lightweight applications, Apache JMeter will be a viable solution. Apache JMeter requires minimal investment, yet it has some returns, and it's a good tool, so I'm rating it as seven out of ten.

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SrinivasPakala - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Consulting Expert at CGI Inc
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2022-10-03T13:55:22Z
Oct 3, 2022

I would rate Apache JMeter a nine out of ten.

AmilaDantanarayana - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales manager at Mitra Innovation
Real User
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2022-09-19T11:05:02Z
Sep 19, 2022

We likely are using the latest version of the solution. However, I can't be sure. I'm not sure which version number we're using. It's a tool that is being used by many, many others as well. There's a lot of community support out there. I'd recommend it, as long as it supports the platform. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

RABBAHMahmoud - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Architect at RABBAH SOFT
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2022-09-05T13:58:37Z
Sep 5, 2022

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Tushar Shankar - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Lead - QA at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
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2022-08-25T08:12:52Z
Aug 25, 2022

We would recommend this solution to any QA or developer as a 'must-try product'. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

AlexLogan - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Lead, Performance Engineering at ENEL
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2022-08-09T18:15:24Z
Aug 9, 2022

I rate JMeter five out of 10. You need knowledgeable employees to work with the tool because it's difficult to learn. There is a steep learning curve, so you shouldn't expect an entry-level engineer to pick up the tool quickly and become proficient. It takes a considerable amount of time.

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RajeevSAwant - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Automation COE at Truglobal
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2022-07-12T08:21:23Z
Jul 12, 2022

We may be using the latest version. I don’t know the exact version number. It is on-prem. However, we can put it on the cloud as well. We install it on any machine, so it can be a local or cloud-based machine. I’d recommend JMeter. One critical piece of advice is to plan properly. For JMeter, planning and having an understanding of the limitations are important. If you play within those limitations, it is a really great tool. There are trade rules that apply to a lot of things that we use. However, there's plenty of material available so far. Whoever is doing it, can plan it accordingly. They can create those tests, and execute those tests. That said, at the same time, be aware of the scalability of the JMeter. For example, a single JMeter line, which is running, can take 1,000 to 2,000 threats, not more than that. Again, it depends on the available hardware. If you want to scale to, say, one million or something, different parts of planning are needed. I’d rate the solution eight out of ten.

Alex Logan - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager, Performance Engineering at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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2022-06-06T09:45:56Z
Jun 6, 2022

My advice is that it requires a fairly consistent amount of initial learning. It is not simple to learn. I would rate Apache JMeter a three out of ten.

Hemant Chaudhari - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant Specialist at HSBC India
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2022-05-31T06:27:00Z
May 31, 2022

I rate JMeter six out of 10.

Shashidhara Allalappa - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Capgemini
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2022-05-19T10:44:32Z
May 19, 2022

I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

GK
Senior Cloud Performance Engineer at Oracle
Real User
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2022-04-27T08:19:00Z
Apr 27, 2022

I would rate this solution 7 out of 10.

GeetikaVerma - PeerSpot reviewer
Application Development Analyst at Accenture
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2022-04-25T09:35:46Z
Apr 25, 2022

I would definitely recommend JMeter in terms of usability. If you're using AngularJS as a language for testing UIs, JMeter might not be a good idea. I'd rate this solution as six out of ten.

Prashanth Hallur - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at Narwal
Real User
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2022-03-29T22:55:00Z
Mar 29, 2022

I would rate it a seven out of ten. It is a decent choice from a small-scale perspective, but reporting could be better. If you want to get some performance testing done without spending money, JMeter is probably the best tool. It doesn't have the best reporting, but it is quite a handy tool.

MA
DevOps Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
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2022-03-14T15:49:16Z
Mar 14, 2022

For those who do not want to spend money on tools then this solution would be a good choice. This is the best solution in the open-source category. I rate Apache JMeter an eight out of ten.

Fatih Mehmet HARMANCI - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Testing Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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2022-02-08T16:44:56Z
Feb 8, 2022

I would rate it a seven out of 10.

RajaRao - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate at Tech Mahindra Limited
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2021-11-11T19:58:34Z
Nov 11, 2021

I would not recommend this solution for machine-critical applications such as banking or telecom applications. For those, we would go for paid tools. That way, if there are any technical issues or technical breaches with the tool, with the application we are supporting, we can call on support for troubleshooting. With JMeter, we don't have this option. It is good, however, for non-critical applications. In telecom or banking applications, they need to have critical releases and patches, and issues have a high likelihood of leading to a loss of business. We don't want to take chances. However, for non-critical items, JMeter is fine. I'd recommend the solution to other users so long as they keep in mind JMeter's capabilities are limited. The upside is it is free to use, however, there's also a limit, to some extent, on how you can use it. IF you have a small-scale organization and a small number of users, JMeter will work well. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

SG
Performance Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services
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2021-11-10T05:29:37Z
Nov 10, 2021

If you're working on a low-budget project and don't have dependencies of a huge number of users then this is the perfect tool. If you have 2,000 or 3,000 users then it's probably best to look at other options. I rate this solution eight out of 10.

AndrewRath - PeerSpot reviewer
Azure Cloud Test Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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2021-07-13T19:14:41Z
Jul 13, 2021

Don't be shy in asking questions. Google/Bing is your friend. It is complicated. There's no reason to spend eight hours trying to figure out something, except unless you are trying to learn in-depth. There are a lot of people who've done exactly what you're trying to do, and it doesn't matter what it is. I would rate it a 10 out of 10 because it is industry standard. It did everything I could've asked. I barely scratched the surface, but what I needed it for, it did well and in a very straightforward-to-implement way.

Stephen W. Boyd - PeerSpot reviewer
I.T. Architect, Analyst, Developer at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
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2021-03-31T14:27:52Z
Mar 31, 2021

Understand the use case. Choosing the correct tool for any task is always a challenge. Jmeter offers a significant amount of flexibility and will work for a lot of solutions. Jmeter requires a commitment to learning for optimal operation; without that investment, tests may not yield the appropriate outcomes.

RD
Founder and Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
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2021-02-23T02:08:10Z
Feb 23, 2021

I would advise others to look at YouTube videos for the setup. Other than that, it was pretty straightforward. I was pretty much satisfied with it. It's a good tool, and it sounds like it's been around for a while. I would rate Apache JMeter a seven out of ten.

HK
Performance Specialist at a renewables & environment company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-02-16T19:09:41Z
Feb 16, 2021

I would definitely recommend this solution if it suits a use case. It is good, and it also looks promising. We plan to keep using it in the future. I would rate Apache JMeter an eight out of ten.

Abdulla Pathan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate
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2021-01-04T12:16:37Z
Jan 4, 2021

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using this solution. I would rate Apache JMeter a seven out of ten.

GN
Performance Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-12-23T15:02:00Z
Dec 23, 2020

I would recommend Apache Jmeter. I rate Apache JMeter an eight out of ten.

SG
Quality Engineering Delivery Leader at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
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2020-12-11T23:45:27Z
Dec 11, 2020

I'm not quite sure which version of the solution our team is using right now. It's likely the latest version. We did the upgrade on our tools in 2019. It's open-source, and therefore everybody picks up the latest one. As an open-source tool, there's a good community surrounding it. If you have automation frameworks or a DevOps pipeline, you can connect that and easily configure everything to streamline processes. Due to the fact that it's open-source, you don't have to wait to get the approvals and the budgets in order. That part alone can take months to sometimes years. If your company has the time, they should review the tools. If it seems to fit your organization, I'd recommend trying it out. Overall, I would rate the solution seven out of ten. It's a good open-source tool that you can configure easily, and it's very competitive in the market in terms of usability

RP
Programmatore software at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-11-12T00:57:12Z
Nov 12, 2020

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Apache JMeter a ten out of ten. I don't have anything else to compare it with, and I don't know if a competitor can achieve better.

RS
Quality Assurance Test Manager at a printing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-23T07:58:41Z
Jul 23, 2020

My advice for anybody who is considering JMeter is to just install it and try it. Creating scripts is a different process when you compare it to LoadRunner or Neoload. There is different terminology compare to these two products, so if somebody has not used JMeter then it may seem difficult at first. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

Jayanta Kar - PeerSpot reviewer
Automation and Nft Manager at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
2020-02-12T17:16:00Z
Feb 12, 2020

For the load test which requires high transactions per second to be achieved, in the range of 15K transactions per second, this is a very good tool to use and the biggest advantage is that it is free. It has a big user group, so we can find solutions easily if there are any challenges. It's really a very good open-source tool for any organization to look at in terms of performance tests. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

Deepak Dhar - PeerSpot reviewer
DevSecOps Manager & IT-Business Partner - Digital Platforms (Brand - Comms - Events ) at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
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2020-02-09T08:17:48Z
Feb 9, 2020

If companies have mobile development, they should use JMeter. If they want to integrate it with the PA pipeline, JMeter will work well. However, there are other platforms and solutions as well. Other options include Silk Performer and Load Impact. These two solutions have other capabilities that JMeter doesn't have. You can basically model your load and structure with them. You can't do that on this solution. On Silk Performer, you can also do network packeting, which you can't do on JMeter. Then there are some network features available in Load Impact as well as Silk Performer that aren't in JMeter. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. The solution has certain limitations, but it's still a good product.

UdayKumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead SDET at Unify Technologies
Real User
2020-02-09T08:17:06Z
Feb 9, 2020

JMeter is a good solution but it requires writing manual scripts and takes longer than BlazeMeter. It takes longer to cover the same number of use cases and is not as user-friendly. I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

AvinashYH - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Test Engineer at Loyal Hospitality Pvt. Ltd
Real User
2020-02-03T09:10:18Z
Feb 3, 2020

This is a good solution but many features would have to be added to use this tool alone. Postman has more features, so JMeter is really only good for performance testing. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

IB
Software Architect at Sopra Steria
Real User
2020-01-12T07:22:00Z
Jan 12, 2020

I would definitely recommend JMeter. It is a very nice tool. It is easy to use and there are several components already developed in the tool that you can use to simplify the process of defining and redefining scripts. But I would like it to be more flexible and integrate with other tools.

PP
Executive Director/Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
Oct 6, 2019

The requirements for most of our customers is to provide them with cheap solutions, and most prefer not to pay for software. This is the right solution for them based on some of the open-source tools that are available. There are some commercial solutions that provide better integration to the solutions that must be tested when running loads. I would rate this solution an eight out ten.

MP
Intermediate Technical Test Analyst (Mobile Lab SME HP Mobile Center and Appium) at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
Oct 6, 2019

We are using the on-premises deployment model. The advice I would give to others would be to look at your requirements and decide if the solution is right for you. For us, it was API testing and JMeter is very good for this. I'd rate this solution nine out of ten.

ArtemCheremisin - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance Test Consultant at Avalanche Labs
Real User
2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
Jul 29, 2019

For people thinking about implementing the solution, I would advise that they know what protocols they want to work with. I would recommend doing an evaluation of script maintenance. You need to see how stable your automation disk and performance is. I would rate this solution nine out of ten. The solution offers a lot of plug-ins and a huge, continuously developing community that is regularly offering new features and plug-ins.

Demkó Sándor - PeerSpot reviewer
Test Team Lead at Passed Informatikai Kft.
Real User
2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
Jul 29, 2019

We are using the private cloud version of the solution. I would rate this solution eight out of ten. If it had a bit of a better user interface, I would rate it higher.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 17, 2021
How does BlazeMeter compare with Apache JMeter? Which is better and why?
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Nov 17, 2021
Blazemeter is a continuous testing platform that provides scriptless test automation. It unifies functional and performance testing, enabling users to monitor and test public and private APIs. We evaluated BlazeMeter to load testing applications - mostly core business applications and customer-facing. One of the best features was the GUI because it allows you to load scripts. It is easy to use and requires no special expertise. It also integrates smoothly into our CICD pipeline. What we liked most about BlazeMeter was that it helps identify performance issues that may be introduced via new functionalities. Compatibility with Apache JMeter is also a big advantage. If you already have Apache JMeter, the BlazeMeter can complement functionality gaps. Regarding price, BlazeMeter is affordable. The Chrome extension usability is somewhat poor, and the script creations feature could be improved. Another feature that needs improvement is the multi-protocol support for desktop-based apps. We also evaluated the Apache JMeter tool for load and performance testing. It is a simple, easy-to-use tool for evaluating the performance and load of applications. It runs on web apps and APIs. We could use it to assess websites’ performance and conduct stress testing. Our user experience overall was very poor. The interface is outdated, and it is not easy to use or install. There are no HTML reports for performance tests. You can’t record the test scenario more than once, and you cannot edit them either. It is not beginner-friendly and requires a lot of programming expertise for more complex text scenarios. Conclusions Overall, Blaze Meter is more advanced than Apache JMeter. It provides a better user experience and usability. However, Apache JMeter can be a good option if you need a versatile tool to test web services without a desktop.
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 17, 2021
How does Postman compare with Apache JMeter? Which is better and why?
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Stephen W. Boyd - PeerSpot reviewer
I.T. Architect, Analyst, Developer at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Oct 21, 2021
Which is better; there be dragons. They each have strengths and weaknesses, but neither is globally better than the other. One should ask what your testing strategy will require. Collaboration, simple testing with scriptable tests, and strong UX with minimal know-how Postman will excel. Additionally, it allows for mock servers based upon open API specifications for testing code. I find JMeter a better fit for complexity, strong scripting, CICD inclusion, simple end-point, total load, and performance testing, allowing test re-use. Keep in mind, both tools can perform all of the above operations. Can you provide some additional insight into your specific use case(s)?
Arif Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. QA Automation Specialist at Department of Transportation NYC
Oct 21, 2021
Postman is for API verification. It can be used for inspections of API as well.   JMeter is mainly used for performance tests - such as a load or stress test. Both tools have different perspectives, however API calls can be intersected between them.
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