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"Technical support is very good. I'm very satisfied with the assistance we've received so far."

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"It is a good source for load, stress and performance testing.""It helped in achieving the testing of on-premise applications, as well as cloud-based applications, without much difficulty.""NeoLoad is best tool for testing in production without making many changes to the script or solution.""I like the scripting and parameterization features.""The scripting is really user-friendly and the reporting is very good.""The test cases are quite easy to build and to maintain. This is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us. It's the reason why they changed from JMeter to NeoLoad.""The most valuable feature is flexibility, as it connects to all of the endpoints that we need it to.""Very easy to use the front end and the UI is very good."

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"The solution is not easily scalable. If you want to extend the solution, you need to purchase a different kind of license. You also have to work with the IBM team to assist in scaling."

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"It needs improvement with post-production.""NeoLoad does not support Citrix-based applications.""While importing the scripts from backup it should not create the new variables because it has created some issues for us.""I would like to see support for auto-correlations.""Sometimes it's complicated to maintain the test cases. It's much easier than in JMeter, however. I'm not sure if this depends so much on NeoLoad, or is more based on the environment that we are testing.""Most people focus on HTTPS or TCP, but it would be good to have support for a variety of different protocols.""Support wasn't able to solve a technical issue."

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"It is cheaper than other solutions.""The licensing cost is less compared to other licensing performance testing tools.""Licensing for NeoLoad is subscription-based."

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Top Answer: The test cases are quite easy to build and to maintain. This is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us. It's the reason why they changed from JMeter to NeoLoad.
Top Answer: Overall, we're quite satisfied with the product. Sometimes it's complicated to maintain the test cases. It's much easier than in JMeter, however. I'm not sure if this depends so much on NeoLoad, or is… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution for load testing. Our focus is not so much performance testing. We focus more on load testing, which does inadvertently include performance testing, however.
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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.

The NeoLoad load and performance testing tool for web and mobile apps realistically simulates user activity and monitors infrastructure behavior to eliminate bottlenecks. It covers all performance testing from component and automated tests to system-wide hybrid-cloud load tests.

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andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of OregonDell, H&R Block, Best Buy, Orange, Verizon Wireless, ING, Mazda, Siemens, University of Oxford
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company55%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Retailer19%
Government19%
Individual & Family Service13%
Computer Software Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise74%
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IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 15th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while Neotys NeoLoad is ranked 4th in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 8.0, while Neotys NeoLoad is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Performance Tester writes "A solution that supports multiple integrations and offers great technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Neotys NeoLoad writes "Easy to build test cases, good stability and good scalability". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Silk Test, IBM Rational Test Workbench and Selenium HQ, whereas Neotys NeoLoad is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise and Eggplant Performance.

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