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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.""We are using the free version, and if required, we can easily switch to the other version.""When comparing the price with Load Runner, and if the cost is an issue then JMeter is a better choice"

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Top Answer: The scripting ability is most valuable. It is easy to use. There is a UI, and you can go in there and figure those things out. After you've got a good set of tests, you basically have a scripted… more »
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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.

Test Asset reusability for performance monitoring
Silk Performer can considerably speed up testing cycles by allowing you to reuse your existing functional tests. Use Silk Test® or Selenium for performance testing and synthetic monitoring purposes as well.

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Integrated scalability from the Cloud
Silk Performer load testing enables your applications for 'battle readiness' that can withstand massive, global usage. Easily simulate any size peak-load and avoid costly investments in stress testing hardware and setup.

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Monitor user experience with advanced diagnostics
Detect, isolate, and resolve performance issues with effective end-to-end diagnostics. Design scripts to uncover errors from the user’s perspective and analyze results with easy to read visual reporting.

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A leading web support for load and stress testing
Validate performance of your most complex web applications and efficiently create comprehensive tests that reflect real world conditions and usage patterns.

Comprehensive mobile performance testing
Lower the cost and complexity of testing mobile web and mobile native applications at scale. Silk Performer provides a complete set of profiles for all popular mobile devices, application types, and connection speeds.

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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 Cape
University of Colorado, Medidata, Monash University
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Financial Services Firm29%
Computer Software Company18%
University6%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company7%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise51%
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Apache JMeter is ranked 1st in Load Testing Tools with 18 reviews while Silk Performer is ranked 15th in Load Testing Tools. Apache JMeter is rated 7.6, while Silk Performer is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Good performance and easy to configure but could use better UI". On the other hand, Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Neotys NeoLoad and IBM Rational Performance Tester, whereas Silk Performer is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Neotys NeoLoad and Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional.

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