Compare Akamai CloudTest vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional

Akamai CloudTest is ranked 10th in Performance Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 10 reviews. Akamai CloudTest is rated 7.6, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Akamai CloudTest writes "Helps to cater to on-demand capacity and load and is easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". Akamai CloudTest is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, BlazeMeter and Apache JMeter, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad. See our Akamai CloudTest vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional report.
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Pros
The level of support is quite good and the integration is also very flexible.The solution is very stable.

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The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.I think that analytics is very good and that the analytics features are very powerful.I like the user interface. I like the way we can divide our scenarios and can tune them. The integration with the quality center is great. These features are really good.The load testing, reporting, and scripting features are all valuable features.The solution is quite stable.The initial setup and installation of the software were very easy and straightforward.The Analysis feature makes it easy to analyze cross-data and we can pin to the focus period.Very useful for finding out how the system responds to load, stress, and normal situations, as well as benchmarking with other industry competitors. It also improved our response time, memory delegation, and CPU delegation. In addition, we used LoadRunner to optimize our database and website.

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Akamai cloud test integration into our current CI/CD pipelines (i.e.) identify and resolve the issues during the sprint phase which helps in delivering an absolute product and reduces time to market/release.The test clip should be more user-friendly.

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The debugging capability should be improved.I would like to have better support for adding more users per load generator.The solution uses a lot of memory and then it dies. It's difficult to work with the solution sometimes when you run a scenario it dies. They need to make the solution lighter somehow.The solution needs to reduce its pricing. Right now, it's quite expensive.I guess scalability becomes a problem when you use things like TruClients.Sometimes we are not be able to click on some of the buttons due to the screen mismatching and compatibility issues.The price of this solution should be cheaper.There is room for improvement of the pilot processing, the dump analysis, and forwarding results based on the dump analysis. We have a generator, root controller, different agents, and an analyzer, so all of these are very important when it comes to LoadRunner.

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The licensing fees are based on the number of users.I don't know the licensing cost, but I think that you would get a discount for normal usage. I think there are different yearly options for different types of usage. It is not only how many users, but also whether it is shareable or not and other criteria involved in each feature. There are additional fees for the users and hardware linked to the processing.

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Also Known As
SOASTA CloudTestMicro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
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Overview

Soasta's CloudTest rapidly builds realistic test scenarios using real user data, then tests, analyzes and repairs faster. CloudTest's visual test environment and real-time analytics test your website, mobile app and api backend to give you a streaming view of all your performance data while tests run from back-end systems to front end performance.

LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

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Sample Customers
Chester ZooJetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider24%
Media Company12%
Retailer8%
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Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company47%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company6%
Government6%
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