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Real User
Global IT Digital Test Manager at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 10 2020

What is most valuable?

The reports and analysis tools are very good. They are the solution's most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The GUI could be improved. When we go into GUI mode, there are occasions where it will not sync with our expectations. There are crashes that happen that will stop the solution from performing. It seems we get minor glitches when we go into GUI mode. The data client architecture that we have isn't… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've looked at Silk Impact and Load Balancer in the past. Each of these solutions offers a few different functionalities that aren't necessarily available on JMeter. For example, on both, there are more network features available that aren't included in JMeter and you can model your load and… more»
Jayanta Kar
Real User
Automation and Nft Manager at Tech Mahindra Limited
Feb 16 2020

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature is that when there's a high number of TPS I can achieve more transactions per second given the hyper-limitations. If the TPS is more than 5,000 TPS, the CPUs get very high (for Load runner) and JMeter handles that well… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Apache J meter has proved to be the tool of choice for Performance testing with various features and also it comes without any cost.

What needs improvement?

We have some scenarios for diameter load testing where TPS requirements are very high, 30K or 40K TPS. In the telco area, this is for simulating mobile usage. However, diameter load testing can be difficult in J Meter. The only way to… more»

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

We sometimes use LoadRunner for various purposes but currently, we use JMeter 80% of the time because LoadRunner's CPU consumption becomes very high for TPS more than 5000. Also, LoadRunner is not free so we have to pay for the license… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
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Real User
Software Architect at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 17 2020

What is most valuable?

JMeter is very easy for a user who doesn't have too much programming knowledge, as scripting is not mandatory nor essential to create the testing scenarios. This means the user doesn't need to know how to write code to run a complete set of load tests. Although, If you're an advanced user, JMeter… more»

What needs improvement?

Considering the kinds of tests we are performing here, where we launch several tests at the same time as a batch request, JMeter is not the best tool for the job. Those kinds of things could be done easily with other tools, like k6. It would be simpler that way. JMeter is a very old tool. It has… more»

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

We have used LoadUI and SmartBear with tools like Selenium. Some of the developers, at that time, were used to JMeter and they introduced it. It is a very nice tool.

What other advice do I have?

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.
ArtemCheremisin
Real User
Performance Test Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 06 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that helpful are the coding and the opportunity to work with the SQL directly in order to report on the data. You can collect all the test data from DB with these and then do post test… more»

How has it helped my organization?

we saved a lot on licenses for commercial tool

What needs improvement?

RegEx Extractor needs improvement. It's a headache for many people. The solution could use some sort of educational features to offer tips and hints to help users navigate it better. They should… more»

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

please take a look at ROI and scal of performance tests. For big projects and organizations consider Load Runner or Neoload, but if you have small project, most likely you wil lstop on Apache Jmeter… more»

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

I've used LoadRunner in the past, among other solutions. I switched to Apache because it is free. Other tools are much too expensive and can cost up to $50,000 a year if you are looking at commercial… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
Consultant
Executive Director/Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 08 2019

What is most valuable?

From the customers' perspective, the most valuable feature is the price. The most valuable feature for us is the available information on the forums and to be able to discuss and get answers from the people that are involved in using this tool.

What needs improvement?

They have to find a way to prepare the script or to prepare a detailed analysis. We have to collect all the information on each of the services we have to call. Based on this they have to collect in the phase of preparation for the performance test and then we can run our audit. It is easy to… more»

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

This is an open-source solution, and there are no fees.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
AvinashYH
Real User
Senior Software Test Engineer at Loyal Hospitality Pvt. Ltd
Feb 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature in JMeter is the Thread Group, which helps us to see whether the performance is good. The plugin for git allows us to scan files directly from the GitHub site. The reporting… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows us to have a detailed look at performance using different metrics. We can look at the deviation and the median values and see how it is performing. We can also analyze our servers… more»

What needs improvement?

When we are testing with too many threads then the solution hangs. JMeter does not support JavaScript. Automation is difficult in JMeter.

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

This is an open-source product.

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

We also use Postman and when it comes to making a very large request, it is the better option. It is also a user-friendly solution and you do not have to go through a lot of documents to start using… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
UdayKumar
Real User
Senior Software Development Engineer Test at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Feb 10 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the integration with Jenkins and the reporting. JMeter allows us to automate performance testing and raise diagnostic functions.

What needs improvement?

This solution should support the Ruby programming language for scripting. JMeter should support dynamic throughput so that we can reduce or increase it during the execution of the scripts. For performance testing, we would like to be able… more»

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

I have also started working with BlazeMeter. One of the differences is that the automation is not possible in BlazeMeter. However, BlazeMeters allows for the selection of different bandwidths, it takes less time to write tests, and it is… more»

What other advice do I have?

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are currently comparing the differences between Apache JMeter and BlazeMeter.
Real User
Intermediate Technical Test Analyst (Mobile Lab SME HP Mobile Center and Appium) at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The ease of use is the solution's most valuable feature. Also, the ability to easily create test cases is also very good. It's easy to just ramp up on the solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution is new to us. I'm not sure if we're using the full capabilities of the solution yet, but from what we have used, we're quite satisfied. In future releases, it would be helpful if there was an integration with ALM Octane.

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

We previously used LoadRunner. We decided to switch because on LoadRunner scaling up was a problem. We needed licenses to do so and it was becoming a problem for us to simulate the number of users we were expecting.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before we chose JMeter, we looked at NeoLoad, but it looked to have the same issues surrounding licensing that LoadRunner did.
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What is Apache JMeter?

Apache JMeter may be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources, Web dynamic applications. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server, group of servers, network or object to test its strength or to analyze overall performance under different load types.

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