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"It can support both web applications and mobile applications, and in certain cases, it can also support testing of desktop applications or software-based applications. You can write web applications, mobile applications, and software-based applications."

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"The most valuable feature is that you can create an infrastructure on-demand and do performance testing with it.""The usability and ability to integrate with other solutions is quite good. When I use it in on Azure, then Red Hat is the most likely solution I use. When I use AWS, then I tend to use Lambda functions. In either case, it works well and you can use it either way.""The most valuable feature is that we do not have to accommodate the load-testing infrastructure in our own data center.""The record and playback feature is the most valuable feature. It's all driven by the script, so it's a script-based tool where the background tracing starts. Java's background process does a lot of tracing. The process starts in the background. It sees what peaks of volumes that the process can handle. It's easy to use because it's script based, record, and playback. I""The fact that the solution supports multiple protocols such as open source, VuGen, TruWeb, TruClient, and SAP is very important because these protocols help us to concentrate on what is really needed to produce performance tests. If something is not supported, you have to use other tools or find other ways of assimilating loads.""The TruClient feature is the most valuable for us. An application with testing can only be scripted using TruClient, so it's part web-based, but it also has its own protocol combined with HTTP and HTML. So many other tools do not recognize this specific proprietary protocol. Using TruClient, we can still create scripts that cover everything that we need to cover."

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"There are some features that Micro Focus LoadRunner provides, but they are not available in IBM Rational Performance Tester. They should include such features. It can also have more reports similar to what HP provides. It might also need some improvement in terms of the tools and support for other technology areas. Certain technologies are not supported by every tool. They need to support all sorts of technologies and platforms on which web applications and mobile applications are built. They need complete support for all sorts of technologies."

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"Improvements to the reporting would be good.""I don't know of any features that should be added. The solution isn't lacking anything at this point.""There are three modules in the system that are different products packaged into one, and they can sometimes be difficult to figure out, so they should be better integrated with each other.""I would like for there to be better integration with other tools so that when you do load testing you can also do a security check.""We are trying to put it into a complete CI/CD pipeline, but there are still some challenges when you try to run it through different protocols. The challenges are around how you can containerize applications. There are some limitations to some protocols, such as desktop. And when it comes to database testing, there are some things that we can't do through CI/CD.""Reporting and analysis need improvement. Compared to the old school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are mediocre in LoadRunner Cloud."

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"It is much cheaper than Micro Focus LoadRunner. We need perpetual licenses. Support is included in the first sale. After that, you need to renew support every year."

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"There is no monthly or yearly cost but rather, the fees are based on the amount of traffic that you use.""We make use of virtual user hours. We buy time in the LoadRunner Cloud. It costs around $80,000."

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Top Answer: It can support both web applications and mobile applications, and in certain cases, it can also support testing of desktop applications or software-based applications. You can write web applications… more »
Top Answer: There are some features that Micro Focus LoadRunner provides, but they are not available in IBM Rational Performance Tester. They should include such features. It can also have more reports similar to… more »
Top Answer: I strongly recommend this solution to others. They can use IBM Rational Performance Tester without any problems for their web applications, mobile application, or software-based applications. I would… more »
Top Answer: The TruClient feature is the most valuable for us. An application with testing can only be scripted using TruClient, so it's part web-based, but it also has its own protocol combined with HTTP and… more »
Top Answer: We make use of virtual user hours. We buy time in the LoadRunner Cloud. It costs around $80,000. I don't think there are any additional costs to standard licensing.
Top Answer: Reporting and analysis need improvement. Compared to the old school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are mediocre in LoadRunner Cloud.
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Rational Performance Tester
StormRunner Load, LoadRunner Cloud, and Micro Focus StormRunner Load
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Overview
IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing solution that validates the scalability of web and server applications. Rational Performance Tester identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks and reduces load testing complexity.

Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is a simple, smart and scalable cloud-based load and performance testing solution for agile and DevOps teams. It helps you to detect performance issues and ensure that your mobile and web apps are ready for the load. It provides an Intelligent and predictive analytics for fast problem detection and scale up to millions of user in minutes from different regions.

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Sample Customers
andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Alfa Bank, N Brown Group, University of Copenhagen, McGraw-Hill, Cognizant
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Educational Organization40%
Financial Services Firm20%
Retailer20%
Engineering Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise58%
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IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 18th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is ranked 4th in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 0.0, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Performance Tester writes "Supports web and mobile applications, very scalable, very stable, and wonderful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud writes "Enabled us to eliminate load generators, and automatically triggers and produces reports". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Neotys NeoLoad and IBM Rational Test Workbench, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter and Perfecto.

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