Compare Apache JMeter vs. Postman

Apache JMeter is ranked 5th in API Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Postman is ranked 8th in API Testing Tools with 2 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 8.2, while Postman is rated 8.6. 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 Postman writes "Easy to set up, and the Workspace is very helpful for working from different locations". Apache JMeter is most compared with LoadRunner, BlazeMeter and Postman, whereas Postman is most compared with Apache JMeter, Parasoft SOAtest and Katalon Studio. See our Apache JMeter vs. Postman report.
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Pros
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 most valuable feature of this solution is Collections.It's user-friendly. Anybody can learn it within five to seven minutes.We are using the automation and performance testing tools.We can test APIs. We know if they are functional or throwing any errors.

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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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I have display issues in my Windows that need to be fixed.We cannot see transaction times in the product.It should be able to check the records and compare them to the regression testing more on the automation side.

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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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We are currently using the free version, but we have plans to buy a license.It is free.

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2
Average Words per Review
329
Avg. Rating
8.5
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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.

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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 Firm50%
Software R&D Company25%
University13%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company52%
Comms Service Provider9%
Retailer5%
Media Company4%
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Software R&D Company40%
Retailer12%
Media Company12%
Insurance Company10%
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