Compare Apache JMeter vs. LoadRunner

Apache JMeter is ranked 4th in Performance Testing Tools with 3 reviews while LoadRunner is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 8.0, while LoadRunner is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Continuously offers new features and plug-ins and has valuable coding features ". 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 LoadUI Pro, whereas LoadRunner is most compared with StormRunner Load, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad. See our Apache JMeter vs. LoadRunner report.
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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 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.It provides clients with an understanding of application and system performance.LoadRunner is a very systematic tool for anyone to use. Even someone who is actually a first time user of LoadRunner can actually get a lot of benefit out of the tool.Enables us to test most of the products and projects that we have across all the different technologies, without having to look at other tools.The number of protocols that it supports, and especially, for example, when it talks about SAP GUI-based performance testing.

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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 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.Support for Microsoft Dynamics needs improvement.If they can make LoadRunner more comprehensive, it would really help.We still have some issues with integration with things like SiteScope which, obviously, being another HPE product should be very straightforward, but there are always issues around that.You should be able to use LoadRunner as a single platform. You should be able to have browser based access. You should be able to run enterprise tests.

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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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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.I would still consider LoadRunner as an expensive tool and you get a LoadRunner and the Performance Center.

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Also Known As
JMeterMicro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner
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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.

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
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
Top Industries
Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company8%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider23%
Healthcare Company8%
Software R&D Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company11%
Financial Services Firm7%
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