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Load testing, part of the broader work of QA testing and automated testing, involves putting demand on software or devices in order to measure the system’s behavior in normal usage and possible “peak load” scenarios. Sometimes called stress testing, the process is essential for understanding how a system will handle different numbers of simultaneous users. Load testing tools are used to help determine optimal architecture and scale needed to support projected usage patterns
Testing professionals on IT Central Station prefer load testing tools that support multiple platforms and metrics. For instance, it is beneficial if a tool can support JMX for WebLogic, modern SNMP versions, flexible custom metrics, and so forth.
The best load testing tools, according to users, feature recording and playback of test sequences. Some users express an interest in having a custom dashboard to enable different views of test results. Ideally, the tool will take test automation through the entire business process. For example, it will test web service availability before it starts automated test packs. This is important because applications touch multiple processes and do not exist in isolation. The behavior of one process step can affect others if load is an issue.
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The two standout features for us are: * Team Server Collaboration - as is the case with many MNCs like ours, teams/team members are spread geographically at various locations. The Team Server module is a boon for such teams as multiple users... more»
NeoLoad is a robust and versatile tool. With plugins for CI tools like Jenkins, NeoLoad is configured to automatically trigger small load tests on modules each time there is a build update. This has enabled us to identify performance issues... more»
We have raised a few support tickets for certain feature sets/improvement areas. These include permanent fixes for a few stability issues discussed in the following question and implementation of more robust solutions for media streaming... more»
ALM centralizes everything. It allows you to work out how well you are doing project-wise because you see the number of scripts done, the number of tests run, and whether you have mapped all your requirements to it. You can produce metrics there fairly easily for your line management and higher. So, overall, it is better than people using Excel spreadsheets. Performance Center is good because it allows you to share resources, which wasn't happening with Load Runner. With Load Runner, everyone was very specific. I've just got these controllers and their mine and I might only be using them five percent of the time but I need them tomorrow. And I can’t allow anyone else to use them because it will disrupt my schedule. With... more»
As a tool, it's something that we can use in all aspects of performance testing, whether it's services, whether it's web, whether it's customized APIs, like Citrix. It's the tool for performance testing, and it's definitely the industry... more»
In terms of having one tool it is helpful in terms of training. It has really great reporting features, so not only is it a good tool to do testing with, but when it comes to helping you produce good results that you can present up, it's an... more»
I think better or more integration with some of the monitoring tools that we're considering. We're looking to bring in maybe AppDynamics. I personally don't know the integrations but having good integration tools is going to help us in the... more»
StormRunner itself is a pretty good hybrid product of Performance Center. Keeping up with DevOps, thus the best feature of StormRunner is that we don't have to build and maintain infrastructure anymore. Whenever we have to test lab scale... more»
The best benefit would be budget. It's a really inexpensive if you are testing your application every spring or every month. Even for less frequent applications that you have to test regularly. You can hook up your infrastructure to... more»
More insight into test results and allowances. It might be a tailor-made requirement for me, but I would like to download them offline and do my own customizations on the reports. Right now, we have some standard templates that generates... more»
LoadRunner is one of the most versatile performance testing tools. One thing I really like about LoadRunner is its breadth of coverage. The number of protocols that it supports, and especially, for example, when it talks about SAP GUI-based... more»
Think about the performance testing as a part of the whole of your testing lifecycle. It's our go-to product and that's the only product which we use within the organization right now. Not every project goes through performance testing, but... more»
One thing I was desiring a few years ago, before StormRunner came in, I was hoping HPE would come out with some of the new tools that are cloud-based, SAS-based performance testing solutions. With StormRunner coming out, it has probably... more»
High scalability. Web-based testing. The interface. If you're familiar with the days of using LoadRunner, when you had to have the 32-bit client, using a web-based client is fantastic. You can spin it up relatively quickly despite the fact... more»
In my current organization, I honestly don't know so much. But in my previous organization, when I was doing consulting, we helped huge amounts of customers prepare not to fail under scale. So whether you have a large amount of base driven... more»
Canned reports are always a challenge and a question with customers because customers want to see sexy reports. They want to be able to show something to the CIO. So I think the dashboards are one of the features I'd like to see most. I think... more»
Director, Service Transition and Quality Management at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Jul 25 2016
What do you think of Performance Center?
Performance Center is actually run by a performance engineering group so in every release you have a performance engineering phase that runs at the same time as UAT. That's pretty much used to ensure that we're going to hit our production stability, scalability, etc., when a product finally goes in.
That is used in a phase gate, it's not continually run. That's one of the things we're eventually going to get to, that you continually run it.
• Stability Issues:
Our performance engineering team has feedback on Performance Center, so they don't utilize as many of the features as they should. They have it, part of it could be training, but they're not using it as much as they should. They use it, but they're not taking full advantage of all the features in it,...
Quality Assurance Manager at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 09 2017
What do you think of RadView WebLOAD?
From my perspective, the most valuable feature is the ability to test APIs. Another benefit is how the correlation engine turn a lot of the dynamic contents into variables. That's a real big thing for us.
• Room for Improvement
• Use of Solution
We have been using RadView since about 2003.
• Deployment Issues
• Stability Issues
It's stable. It's a pretty quick and easy install, even when they added the analytical piece, before the reports were built into the...
We have high confidence that the results are reliable. It's helped catch multiple bugs before they've gone to production. And we're able to more confidently release software into production, just more confidently release code.
I'd like to see better reporting, ultimately, and analysis. I'd like to see the analysis more accurately pin-point where these issues are; a little more feedback immediately in terms of the anomalies that we're seeing during the testing, so... more»
The ability to do multithreading. That's available in any performance testing tool, but the number of protocols that this particular tool supports has been very good. The support and the stability of those protocols are amazing. That's why I... more»
We use it as a performance testing tool. Obviously, performance testing helps with improving your application's performance, maintaining the stability, and the availability of systems. It's very easy to use. Sometimes, in very rare cases, we... more»
I would like to see the Internet protocols come into LoadRunner because that's the future. Most organizations are going to be heading that way, so I would love to see that added. If the support of the protocols was the same throughout the... more»
One of the things in the airline business, we see that our number of users varies on a day to day basis, from season to season. So, from an airline business standpoint, we are looking at scalability as one the major things and how can we... more»
One of the key things we use is simulating the actual user experience on the log. We have a huge set of applications from front end to the back end systems. How do we integrate all these systems and how do we simulate the real time user... more»
One of the things we were looking for is more of a DevOps support, like BlazeMeter has. It would be an ideal scenario to incorporate those kinds of features. I know there are some open software products which have that but it would be ideal... more»
One example of what happened is that we noticed that there was a significant difference between our two sites. It turned out that there was a configuration on the network side so after we fixed that, the performance was much better. It helped... more»
There was one feature that I wanted that they didn't have. The feature was starting two tests simultaneously, but keeping the data separate, and showing separate graphs from two different test instances on the same display. What happened is... more»
* Easy to make small changes to the test without reconfiguration, so we could step increases in load and find the limits without risk in breaking the test scripts. Consistent testing allows for confidence in the results and ease of use by the... more»
Provided an easy to use tool to measure the performance of our most critical business application, along with the expertise of BlazeMeter to properly generate the test case. It has allowed us to test the impact of vendor updates to their... more»
It's a rather expensive tool for running just a few tests — which is our primary use case, if there was a pricing structure that met our use case price wouldn’t be of concern. Worth noting is that we requested they donate our use of the tool... more»
I really like the ability to spin up as many load generators as I need, and get statistics on response times and the load generators themselves. BlazeMeter support and flexibility is also hugely valuable. To accurately test load on a webserver it takes traffic (load) from multiple “load generators”. A load generator is a machine running load testing software... more»
For me, it's the fact that I can train my team on a single tool. It really is kind of our Swiss Army Knife in that it can handle so many different types of protocols and technologies, and I don't have to train my team on multiple tools to... more»
It's really given us a lot of insight into, especially as we've moved into DevOps now, incorporating that into our CI lifecycle. We can start the performance testing earlier on, carry the same results through, and have it as part of our... more»
We do online testing for the States as we have contracts with them. We have to be able to support a certain number of students, so this helps us confirm and validate that we can support the number of students that are taking online testing at... more»
I think the reporting could be better. I think you could have a little more variety of reports. Right now, you get an email saying, "Here's your report". You can't put in the analysis tool. You can't export it to Excel. Those are the things... more»
What I really like is our team's core competence in building good tests that really do find issues, because of our full-time dedication to it. We have Performance Center as a platform to share with others that don't do performance testing... more»
It allows us to on the reporting end show how even though we don't have a smoking gun on this release, and it made everything so terrible that we've got real quality issues, we know when it started and that it's only getting worse. When... more»
I know there are integrations with continuous testing. It's got tie-ins to some of the newer tools to allow continuous testing. I'd love to see us not have to customize it, but for it to be out of the box. I have some concern over its... more»
For us in particular, we're a product that gets heavily used during the election season. We've always had trouble handling this burst in the past, so this past year, I've started using BlazeMeter at this company. We took from January to July... more»
At the moment, it's heavily based on putting a load on systems through API endpoints/HTTP endpoints. There is a lot of existing tooling out there in organizations that deal with a Selenium-based test and they only have a Selenium web driver... more»
It supports an extensive portfolio of protocols. It supports everything from the very basic web HTTP, which is kind of the bread and butter of load performance testing tools, to Citrix, Oracle, and even some Real X, and others. The breadth of... more»
It centralized our ability to offer a performance engineering service. We’ve been up as a one-stop shop for projects and programs to come in. We know what tools we’re going to use. Rather than custom fitting something for each project, we can... more»
The fact that you can have tens of thousands of virtual users and just expand an army of load generators to hammer on whatever application you're testing. It seems to be so scalable, and we haven't approached any limits. We have some projects that have over 100 load generators and they don't have many issues using the tool.
I think better support for cloud-based load generators would help. For example, integrate with Amazon AWS so you can quickly spin up a load generator in the cloud, use it, spin it down. That way, you're only paying for the actual time that it's being used. I know they have some functionality with that right now, but it could be improved because right now, our... more»
Hi guy's I'm a Software Test Automation/Performance Engineer by profession-Specialized in Automation, Performance Testing and Quality Assurance of Oracle application's(OATS) & also a lifelong learner who want's to learn & experience new thing's, make friend's and help people in whatever... more>>
➢ Having 3 years of IT Experience in Performance testing with Telecom domain.
➢ Good experience in tools like HP Load Runner, HP Performance Center and CA Wily Introscope.
➢ Worked on various Protocols like Web (HTTP/HTML), Web Services, Ajax Truclient and Java Record play.
➢ Worked in all... more>>
Test Automation Proof of Concept, Feasibility Analysis.
Demonstration of concept to Stakeholders from several departments.
Recruitment of talent, Team Building, Independent performing team.
Study of various approaches and tools - Best Practice recommendations.
Martijn is a fast learner, rational, energetic, a good team-player, responsible, has excellent communication and organizational skills, is able to work under pressure, to prioritize and meet hard deadlines. He has worked on some very high-profile prestigious projects. Martijn ensures that the... more>>
Joined Fingerprint as a Systems Engineer in Apr-2008, worked in implementations and enhancements in many ITSM projects specially related to performance management and service reporting for big customers in Gulf like Saudi Telecom, Aramco, SABIC, Alinama Bank, CMA and many others besides... more>>
Currently working in Wipro as a Performance Testing Consultant. Have wide knowledge in HP Loadrunner, Neoload and bunch of other performance testing tools. I also have some knowledge about Performance engineering. I have done extensive consulting work for various projects in Wipro on performance... more>>
Stijn has over 16 year’s international experience (including banking & Telco) as performance test specialist and test manager using both agile and waterfall models.
Stijn has worked in Europe, New Zealand and Australia as Performance Engineer testing and optimising complex enterprise... more>>
A proficient performance tester with 5 years of testing experience. Competency in performance testing of complex and mission critical web based applications, GUI based applications using testing tools like LoadRunner, JMeter, NeoLoad.