Compare IBM Rational Performance Tester vs. Visual Studio Test Professional

IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 13th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 9th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 8.0, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.6. 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 Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Good integration between the management data and the test cases". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with LoadRunner, Apache JMeter and BlazeMeter, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with LoadRunner, Katalon Studio and Apache JMeter.
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Pros
Technical support is very good. I'm very satisfied with the assistance we've received so far.

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Code testing is the most valuable feature of this solution for developing software.We are satisfied with technical support. Communicating with them is very simple. We also have a lot of online resources to check and to study and to train our team with. The documentation is very clear and readily available.

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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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Enhancing the support for web application testing and load performance would be an improvement.The service right now is far too expensive. You need to pay per user.

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For the cloud services option, you buy a subscription per account or per user. This costs around $52 a month per person.

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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.Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of OregonTransport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
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