Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Review

It helped our organization run successful performance testing cycles and identify the bottlenecks of the application. We'd like to implement it to do load testing in the cloud.


What is most valuable?

It is very strong in providing load testing solutions. It provides a lot of protocol support and its reporting utility is very good. Also, the virtual user generation, controllers, and analyses are good.

How has it helped my organization?

It helped our organization to run successful performance testing cycles and to identify the bottlenecks of the application. It helped the clients run their application successfully and smoothly.

What needs improvement?

We would like to be able to implement the tool in such a way that load testing can also be done in the cloud.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used it for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There was an issue that I faced with different versions of the controller and Performance Center. They should have been of the same version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I didn't have many stability issues. The tool is very stable as you just need to check what protocols you want to test.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer support is good, and the turnaround time for requests is very fast. Also, they have created a forum where experts will help you without creating a ticket.

Technical Support:

8/10

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

I used JMeter and Oracle Application Testing Suite as well, but according to our client’s wish we went for this solution.

How was the initial setup?

It is straightforward. You just have to go through the read-me document and installation guide provided along with the software.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

What was our ROI?

I would say it is true value for the money.

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

The license cost is much more compared to other tools available, but it will give you a complete package for load testing your application.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated JMeter and Oracle Application Testing Suite, but this proved better than those.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for customer satisfaction, you can simply go and get it.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarHugo Van den Berg
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You say you want to use load runner in the cloud. Load runner is offered in the cloud (enter "Loadrunner in the cloud" at your favorite search engine for vendors). Unless of course you want to test from your own cloud vendor. HP licensing might be a bit tricky for that.