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2020-09-21T06:33:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud?

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PavanKumar2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2022-08-11T09:23:38Z
11 August 22

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.

VP
Senior Manager - Performance Architect at Publicis Sapient
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-08T12:32:00Z
08 August 22

When we compare the price of LoadRunner Cloud with that of products by other SaaS providers, it is a little bit on the higher side.

Allan Beumer - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Performance Test Engineer at bol.com BV
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-27T12:32:00Z
27 June 21

We make use of virtual user hours. We buy time in the LoadRunner Cloud. It costs around $80,000. I don't think there are any additional costs to standard licensing.

Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Bank in KSA/JPMORGAN
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-11T08:06:00Z
11 November 20

It's a subscription-based, pay-per-user license. I wouldn't say it's expensive. Because it was an on-premise license, it was a costly affair. Only certain stakeholders could use it. Now, it is enterprise-wide, we can have any number of cloud users performing the load testing because it is pay-per-user.

CM
Senior Performance Engineer at City of New York
Real User
Top 10
2020-09-21T06:33:00Z
21 September 20

There is no monthly or yearly cost but rather, the fees are based on the amount of traffic that you use. It is difficult to predict the costs until after you have begun using it.

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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 be very helpful include: Scalability: With the solution, you can have more than five million virtual users for ultimate test coverage. Flexibility: Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud’s testing paradigm is very flexible, allowing you to reduce hardware maintenance. Supports multiple protocols: The solution supports multiple protocols, such as open source, VuGen, TruWeb, TruClient, and SAP. Predictive analytics: Agile and DevOps teams can immediately analyze performance issues using smart reports and dashboards. Automation capabilities: With the solution, it is possible to automate both testing and result generation, enabling your organization to save time so you can focus your attention on other tasks and priorities. Multiple testing options: You can run tests in different locations, using public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises load generators. Fosters collaboration: The solution encourages cooperation through asset sharing, multi-user, multi-test execution, and project management. Besides the fact that it is a great testing tool, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is very robust in terms of the number of features it provides. Here are some of its top features I appreciate most: Cloud scalability: LoadRunner Cloud allows you to perform real-time testing with more than five million virtual users from various geographical regions in 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. Although it is a great solution overall, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud does have some areas in need of improvement. It can present some challenges when you try to run it through different protocols and how you can containerize applications. When it comes to database testing, there are some things that we can't do through CI/CD. It would benefit from better integration with other tools so that when you do load testing you can also do a security check. Compared to the old-school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are kind of mediocre. All in all, I would give Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud an average rating of 9 out of 10. It meets all my business requirements, and I have been very satisfied with it.
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 19, 2020
What is the difference between stress testing, load testing and performance testing? When is each type of testing needed?
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KT
Digital Marketing & Content Manager at Apica Systems
19 June 20
Performance Test - A performance test is done to verify that an IT system performs according to the non-functional requirements. If non-functional requirements are not available a performance test can be done to verify the actual performance before a release. Per definition ”Load Testing” and “Stress Testing” are two types of Performance Tests. Load Test - A test that generates transactions to a targeted application with intention of verifying how the application reacts to a specific load. Stress Test- A stress test is a performance test where the level of load is increased over the expected load in production. The focus of the test can be to see how a specific function is handling high-load or as a test that generates production-like transactions with a higher than expected throughput. The goal is to identify what part of the architecture design is limiting the performance and if the application recovers when the load is decreased.
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