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Pros
"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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"The most valuable feature of this solution is Collections.""We can also submit requests multiple times and it allows us to capture the response each time by using utility scripts.""The interface and the different types of API methods you can use are the most valuable aspects of this solution.""The variables part is good. We can easily define the variables and we don't have to manually do a change every time, it gets automatically updated.""No coding required.""What is most valuable for me is that we can create and share collections between the team members.""The user-interface is very good."

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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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"I have display issues in my Windows that need to be fixed.""I would like that if you click on one of the fields you should be able to see the entire row of fields, names, and values.""The pricing should be adjusted for the Pro plan.""If we have a certain build on one machine it won't work with another build even if we are using the same URL. It would give us a connection refuse. So developing environment compatibility would make it better.""Could be more user friendly.""An area that needs some improvement would be to allow multiple windows with different collections to be open at the same time.""There needs to be more flexibility surrounding the testing of SOAP APIs."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"We are currently using the free version, but we have plans to buy a license.""We are using the free version that is available."

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Top Answer: When there's a high number of TPS I can achieve more transactions per seconds given the hyper-limitations.
Top Answer: We have some scenarios for diameter load testing where TPS requirements are very high, 30K or 40K TPS. In the telco area, this is for simulating mobile usage. However, diameter load testing can be… more »
Top Answer: The interface and the different types of API methods you can use are the most valuable aspects of this solution.
Top Answer: The pricing should be adjusted for the Pro plan.
Top Answer: My primary use case is for API testing.
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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.

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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 CapePayPal, Shopify, Microsoft, Adobe, Atlassian, Twitter, BestBuy, Coursera
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Financial Services Firm31%
Computer Software Company23%
University8%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company4%
Government4%
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise48%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Apache JMeter vs. Postman and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,718 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Apache JMeter is ranked 6th in API Testing Tools with 12 reviews while Postman is ranked 7th in API Testing Tools with 7 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 7.6, while Postman is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Good reports and analysis capabilities with a quick initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Postman writes "We can easily define the variables and it gets automatically updated". Apache JMeter is most compared with BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, LoadUI Pro, Neotys NeoLoad and Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, whereas Postman is most compared with SoapUI Pro, Parasoft SOAtest, Katalon Studio, Apigee and Tricentis Tosca. See our Apache JMeter vs. Postman report.

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