Compare IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional

IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 14th in Load Testing Tools with 1 review while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 1st in Load Testing Tools with 10 reviews. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "Fast and reliable with good customization capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Zephyr Enterprise and TFS, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad.
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Pros
It's very reliable as a solution.

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The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.I think that analytics is very good and that the analytics features are very powerful.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.The load testing, reporting, and scripting features are all valuable features.The solution is quite stable.The initial setup and installation of the software were very easy and straightforward.The Analysis feature makes it easy to analyze cross-data and we can pin to the focus period.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.

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Currently, the user interface needs to be more user-friendly.

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The debugging capability should be improved.I would like to have better support for adding more users per load generator.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.The solution needs to reduce its pricing. Right now, it's quite expensive.I guess scalability becomes a problem when you use things like TruClients.Sometimes we are not be able to click on some of the buttons due to the screen mismatching and compatibility issues.The price of this solution should be cheaper.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.

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The licensing fees are based on the number of users.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.

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Compared 11% of the time.
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Rational Quality ManagerMicro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
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Overview
IBM Rational Quality Manager is a collaborative hub for business-driven software and systems quality across virtually any platform and type of testing. This software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams collaborate by sharing project information and status updates seamlessly so team members can synchronize teamwork throughout the lifecycle. It helps them automate by reducing labor-intensive activities to accelerate project schedules. In addition, it helps them govern by understanding and reporting on project metrics enabling accurate, reliable and timely release decisions.

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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Sample Customers
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, Itaƒ BBA, BarrJetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
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Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider15%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company43%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company7%
Government6%
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