Apache JMeter Review

It is easily deployable and extendable, but it should start supporting the presentation layer


What is our primary use case?

It is specifically used for performance systems. It is used for identifying the areas where we need to improve the application bottlenecks and for load testing. We are using its latest version.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us to build robust application cater to the learning domain and identify bottleneck prior go live. It helped us refine our deployment strategy and capacity planning.

What is most valuable?

It is open source as well as relatively extendable. It allows us to extend and add additional functionality and features. Its deployment is also very easy.

What needs improvement?

It should start supporting the presentation layer. It currently provides performance testing specifically at the application and API level. It can be extended to the presentation layer, which includes mainly Angular and React frameworks. 

It should also be easy to use and easy to train people.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. It allows us to extend and add additional functionality and features.

We have around 10 to 15 people who use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

It is open source, so I don't think any support is available.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Load Runner, replaced with JMeter due to lower ROI

How was the initial setup?

Its deployment is easy. It didn't take much time. It took less than 15 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed it on our own.

What was our ROI?

1. Scalable Product and solutions

2. Plug and Play with CICD process

3. Reduction in licence cost 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

No Licensing cost for JMeter

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using this solution.

I would rate Apache JMeter a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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