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Rational Performance Tester
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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.
Silk Central is an open test management solution which unifies all test assets into one easy-to-use planning, tracking, reporting and execution hub. Silk Central enables you to gain control, collaboration and traceability across all areas of your software testing, whether your methodology is Agile, Traditional or hybrid. Silk Central provides integration of requirements, manual and automated tests, defect tools and your test execution, giving full traceability of the quality of your software testing regardless of role.
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andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
AmBank Group, Krung Thai Computer Services, Deakin University
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Transportation Company25%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Financial Services Firm24%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company5%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise41%
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Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise70%
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IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 16th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews while Silk Central is ranked 20th in Test Management Tools. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 8.0, while Silk Central is rated 0.0. 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, IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Neotys NeoLoad, Selenium HQ and IBM Rational Test Workbench, whereas Silk Central is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Zephyr Enterprise, Adaptavist Test Management for Jira, TestRail by Gurock and Tricentis qTest.

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