Stephen W. BoydI.T. Architect, Analyst, Developer at a educational organization
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The reports and analysis tools are very good. They are the solution's most valuable features."
"When there's a high number of TPS I can achieve more transactions per seconds given the hyper-limitations."
"The recording and playback functionality is helpful."
"I find network traffic testing the most valuable feature."
"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."
"It's not easy to get the data from one place or to do customizations."
"JMeter output reports can be difficult to understand without training."
"The reporting is not very good."
"The solution could improve by increasing the Gbps speeds and by having better support for storage."
"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"
"I haven't looked into it. Most of our projects are nonprofit or grant-based. Everything is public commons, so we don't really have to worry about that so much."
"The price of the solution is reasonable."
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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Apache JMeter is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 17 reviews while Spirent Avalanche is ranked 12th in Performance Testing Tools with 1 review. Apache JMeter is rated 7.8, while Spirent Avalanche is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Good performance and easy to configure but could use better UI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spirent Avalanche writes "Quality traffic testing and is reasonably priced". Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, ReadyAPI and Neotys NeoLoad, whereas Spirent Avalanche is most compared with Ixia IxLoad, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and IxLoad VE.
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