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"It runs completely flawlessly and seamlessly every day.""It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation."

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"LoadRunner is a very systematic tool for anyone to use. Even someone who is actually a first time user of LoadRunner can actually get a lot of benefit out of the tool.""It provides clients with an understanding of application and system performance.""Very useful for finding out how the system responds to load, stress, and normal situations, as well as benchmarking with other industry competitors. It also improved our response time, memory delegation, and CPU delegation. In addition, we used LoadRunner to optimize our database and website.""The Analysis feature makes it easy to analyze cross-data and we can pin to the focus period.""The initial setup and installation of the software were very easy and straightforward.""The solution is quite stable.""The load testing, reporting, and scripting features are all valuable features.""I like the user interface. I like the way we can divide our scenarios and can tune them. The integration with the quality center is great. These features are really good."

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"Configuration-wise, there is a lot of room for improvement.""Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

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"If they can make LoadRunner more comprehensive, it would really help.""Support for Microsoft Dynamics needs improvement.""There is room for improvement of the pilot processing, the dump analysis, and forwarding results based on the dump analysis. We have a generator, root controller, different agents, and an analyzer, so all of these are very important when it comes to LoadRunner.""The price of this solution should be cheaper.""Sometimes we are not be able to click on some of the buttons due to the screen mismatching and compatibility issues.""I guess scalability becomes a problem when you use things like TruClients.""The solution needs to reduce its pricing. Right now, it's quite expensive.""The solution uses a lot of memory and then it dies. It's difficult to work with the solution sometimes when you run a scenario it dies. They need to make the solution lighter somehow."

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"This is an open source solution so it does not cost anything for licensing or otherwise.""Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."

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"I don't know the licensing cost, but I think that you would get a discount for normal usage. I think there are different yearly options for different types of usage. It is not only how many users, but also whether it is shareable or not and other criteria involved in each feature. There are additional fees for the users and hardware linked to the processing.""The licensing fees are based on the number of users.""It is competing with other products that may cost significantly less or may be available as open-source. Because of that it is relatively expensive.""LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product.""This is not a cheap product."

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Top Answer: The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.
Top Answer: LoadRunner is the best load testing tool, however, it is very expensive. The factors to purchase are: 1. It can simulate load a large number of concurrent users using small HW resources (CPU memory)… more »
Top Answer: The debugging capability is difficult to use and should be improved. This is one area where some of the other products we use are better.
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Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
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Overview
Appium is an open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Native apps are those written using the iOS or Android SDKs. Mobile web apps are web apps accessed using a mobile browser (Appium supports Safari on iOS and Chrome or the built-in 'Browser' app on Android). Hybrid apps have a wrapper around a "webview" -- a native control that enables interaction with web content. Projects like Phonegap, make it easy to build apps using web technologies that are then bundled into a native wrapper, creating a hybrid app. Importantly, Appium is "cross-platform": it allows you to write tests against multiple platforms (iOS, Android), using the same API. This enables code reuse between iOS and Android testsuites.

LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

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Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, EvernoteJetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Insurance Company5%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise68%
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Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise93%
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Appium is ranked 5th in Mobile Development Platforms with 2 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 15 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Appium writes "A single framework solution brings greater efficiency to our development process". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". Appium is most compared with Xamarin Platform, SmartBear TestComplete, Tricentis Tosca, Perfecto Suite and Selenium HQ, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter, Neotys NeoLoad and Silk Test.

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