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Elena Khan
Real User
User
Mar 05 2017

What is most valuable?

We were doing load testing. We were testing web servers, and we needed to confirm that our servers were performing as... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One example of what happened is that we noticed that there was a significant difference between our two sites. It... more»

What needs improvement?

There was one feature that I wanted that they didn't have. The feature was starting two tests simultaneously, but... more»

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

The pricing was straightforward. That was no issue. To have the features, the special features that I wanted,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I did not use any solution previously. I chose them because somebody else in my company had used them before, and had... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say use it, but people also have to know that they have to do their own due diligence and they have to make... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Dec 21 2016

What is most valuable?

* Easy to make small changes to the test without reconfiguration, so we could step increases in load and find the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provided an easy to use tool to measure the performance of our most critical business application, along with the... more»

What needs improvement?

It's a rather expensive tool for running just a few tests — which is our primary use case, if there was a pricing... more»

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

Cost is critical as a non-profit, and they donated our access as noted prior. Functionality is also critical — and they... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We wanted a solution that was easy to interpret and wouldn't require custom tooling beyond building the test. JMeter... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's free and easy to sign up and try, so give it a whirl and see if it meets your requirements. We found it met ours... more»
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Dan Schiff
Real User
Senior Quality Assurance Automation Engineer / Manager at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Feb 07 2017

What is most valuable?

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.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Building an in-house group of load generation JMeter servers to load test usually takes time and effort. BlazeMeter makes all that simple.

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

If you don’t see the option you need, just ask them. You’ll be able to get a custom contract. It is not free, but it is a fantastic deal... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I’ve used JMeter from several load generator servers I set up to work together.

What other advice do I have?

BlazeMeter is an easy way to get really accurate results from JMeters that you already have without having to build a set of networked JMeters... more»
Adrian Rodriguez
Real User
Development Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* The ability to quickly scale out a load test across the world, just to simulate realistic world traffic conditions.

How has it helped my organization?

For us in particular, we're a product that gets heavily used during the election season. We've always had trouble... more»

What needs improvement?

At the moment, it's heavily based on putting a load on systems through API endpoints/HTTP endpoints. There is a lot of... more»

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

The pricing works. They're flexible. They work with you.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We didn't have a previous solution. I personally came to this company in the past year and a half. I've always used... more»

What other advice do I have?

Definitely ask your engineering staff if they're familiar with JMeter. If they're not, it would be good to get a quick... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Lead Software QA Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to push large numbers of simulated users at our applications and having access to detailed reports: This helps us to have peace of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We no longer have to guess whether deploying new code will affect performance or not. This ensures we are ready to meet customer demand, even at... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have better insights when tests fail to run properly or when the load engines occasionally break. There have been times when a... more»

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

It is somewhat expensive, but the amount of testing and peace of mind it gives us is well worth the cost.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking to improve your website performance and ensure maximum uptime by load testing your system from end to end, then there is no... more»
Manjeet Kumar
Real User
Test Manager
Feb 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Load generation over cloud is the most valuable feature. This feature is most valuable for us because we use BlazeMeter for load testing. This helps us procure the required load generation infrastructure.

What needs improvement?

I have used BlazeMeter personally and my experience has been: Whenever we want to provision more load generators (10 or more), it takes too long to initiate the test. Sometimes, the load generators have not even started and after waiting for... more»

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

The pricing could be more competitive.
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Performance Engineer/ Staff Qa Member at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Feb 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Ability to generate heavy load (up to 5000 concurrent users) Provide performance transactions summary & statistics... more»

How has it helped my organization?

By using this tool, a performance engineer was able to identify performance bottlenecks, and after fixes was applied,... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be very useful if there was a mechanism to schedule performance runs. For example, a mechanism to... more»

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

I think prices are reasonable.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

It is an excellent and reliable tool. I liked it very much.
Consultant479
Consultant
Principal Consultant - Business Analysis / Project Management / Account Management at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Dec 21 2016

What is most valuable?

The ability to scale JMeter tests easily. This isn't possible with traditional load testing approaches.

How has it helped my organization?

BlazeMeter allows us to easily run our existing load testing solutions at massive scale. All of our consultants can use BlazeMeter. Traditionally our tests were run in JMeter and... more»

What needs improvement?

Running of multi-tests could be improved to make it easier to create them. Apart from that nothing else springs to mind.

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor, I look at ease of use, support, product maturity, and their partner model. BlazeMeter is a great solution to run your existing tests. You will need... more»
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CA BlazeMeter ensures delivery of high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run open-source-based performance tests against any mobile app, website or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of software delivery. The rapidly growing CA BlazeMeter community has more than 100,000 developers and includes prominent global brands such as Adobe, Atlassian, Gap, NBC Universal, Pfizer and Walmart as customers. Founded in 2011, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with its research and development in Tel Aviv.
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