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The recording and playback functionality is helpful.When there's a high number of TPS I can achieve more transactions per seconds given the hyper-limitations.The most valuable features are the integration with Jenkins and the reporting.The reports and analysis tools are very good. They are the solution's most valuable features.The most valuable feature in JMeter is the Thread Group, which helps us to see whether the performance is good.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.

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The major thing it has helped with is to reduce the workload on testing activities.The statistics that are available are very good.The scalability of the solution is quite good. You can easily expand the product if you need to.The feature I like most is the ease of reporting.The ability to develop scripts in Visual Studio, Visual Studio integration, is the most valuable feature.

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The reporting is not very good.JMeter output reports can be difficult to understand without training.The interface could be made more user-friendly.It's not easy to get the data from one place or to do customizations.Automation is difficult in JMeter.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.

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The support for automation with iOS applications can be better.Everything is very manual. It's up to us to find out exactly what the issues are.The solution has a lack of compatibility with newer technologies.The pricing is an issue, the program is very expensive. That is something that can improve.They should extend some of the functions that are a bit clunky and improve the integration.

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I was using the free version of the software.This is an open-source product.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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Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and while I think that the price is quite reasonable I am not allowed to share those details.

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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 statistics that are available are very good.
Top Answer: While we are performance testing the engineering key, we need to come up with load strategies to commence the test. We'll help to monitor the test, and afterward, we'll help to make all the outcomes… more »
Top Answer: I primarily use the solution for performance testing. It can also handle capacity planning on web applications. Silk Test is a tool with which we can simulate the number of users, and with that, ramp… more »
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JMeterSegue, SilkTest, Micro Focus Silk Test
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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.

SilkTest is robust and portable test automation for web, native, and enterprise software applications. Silk Test's portability enables users to test applications more effectively with lower complexity and cost in comparison to other functional testing tools on the market. Silk Test's role based testing enables business stakeholders, QA engineers, and developers to contribute to the whole automation testing process, which drives collaboration and increases the effectiveness of software testing.
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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 CapeKrung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, Mªller, AVG Technologies
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm31%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Computer Software Company50%
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Media Company5%
Computer Software Company50%
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Insurance Company6%
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Apache JMeter is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 11 reviews while Silk Test is ranked 14th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 7.4, while Silk Test is rated 7.0. 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 Silk Test writes "An easy to use interface with a recording feature that our business users are happy with". Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, LoadUI Pro and ReadyAPI, whereas Silk Test is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca and Katalon Studio.

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