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"The solution is free. You don't need to worry about licensing costs.""The solution offers a lot of plug-ins and a huge continuously developing community that is regularly offering new features and plug-ins.""API testing, Database Testing, and MQ testing can be done with ease.""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.""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.""JMeter is easy to use for a user who doesn't have too much knowledge of programming or certain languages.""The most valuable feature in JMeter is the Thread Group, which helps us to see whether the performance is good.""The most valuable features are the integration with Jenkins and the reporting."

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"Technical support is very good. I'm very satisfied with the assistance we've received so far."

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"The user interface is a little bit tricky.""The solution could use some sort of educational features to offer tips and hints to help users navigate it better. They should improve the manuals and help files.""The tool should be made a bit more robust, and better support should be made available.""In future releases, it would be helpful if there was an integration with ALM Octane.""There is some work to be done with the integration.""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 T6.""Automation is difficult in JMeter.""The interface could be made more user-friendly."

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"The solution is not easily scalable. If you want to extend the solution, you need to purchase a different kind of license. You also have to work with the IBM team to assist in scaling."

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"Free""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 options.""This is an open-source solution, and there are no fees.""This is an open-source product.""I was using the free version of the software.""In terms of open-source adoption, it is completely free."

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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.

IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing solution that validates the scalability of web and server applications. Rational Performance Tester identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks and reduces load testing complexity.
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Apache JMeter is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 15 reviews while IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 15th in Test Management Tools with 1 review. Apache JMeter is rated 7.6, while IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Good performance and easy to configure but could use better UI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Performance Tester writes "A solution that supports multiple integrations and offers great technical support". Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, LoadUI Pro and Visual Studio Test Professional, whereas IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Neotys NeoLoad, Silk Test, IBM Rational Test Workbench and Selenium HQ.

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