Compare Apache JMeter vs. LoadRunner

Apache JMeter is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews while LoadRunner is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 10 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 8.2, while LoadRunner is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Script-generation is helpful for people with little programming knowledge". On the other hand, the top reviewer of LoadRunner writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". Apache JMeter is most compared with LoadRunner, BlazeMeter and Postman, whereas LoadRunner is most compared with LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad. See our Apache JMeter vs. LoadRunner report.
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JMeter is easy to use for a user who doesn't have too much knowledge of programming or certain languages.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.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.API testing, Database Testing, and MQ testing can be done with ease.The solution offers a lot of plug-ins and a huge continuously developing community that is regularly offering new features and plug-ins.The solution is free. You don't need to worry about licensing costs.

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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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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.There is some work to be done with the integration.In future releases, it would be helpful if there was an integration with ALM Octane.The tool should be made a bit more robust, and better support should be made available.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 user interface is a little bit tricky.

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

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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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JMeterMicro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner
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Overview

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.

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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AOL, Orbitz, Innopath Software, PrepMe, Sapient, Corporate Express Australia, CSIRO, Ephibian, Talis, DATACOM, ALALOOP, eFusion, Panter, Sourcepole, University of Western CapeJetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
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