Compare LoadRunner vs. Performance Center

LoadRunner is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 8 reviews while Performance Center is ranked 3rd in Performance Testing Tools with 5 reviews. LoadRunner is rated 8.0, while Performance Center is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of LoadRunner writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Performance Center writes "Tests the performance of our applications and has the ability to share the screen while you are running a test". LoadRunner is most compared with StormRunner Load, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad, whereas Performance Center is most compared with StormRunner Load, LoadRunner and Apache JMeter. See our LoadRunner vs. Performance Center report.
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Pros
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.It provides clients with an understanding of application and system performance.LoadRunner is a very systematic tool for anyone to use. Even someone who is actually a first time user of LoadRunner can actually get a lot of benefit out of the tool.

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This product is better oriented to large, enterprise-oriented organizations.We are delivering fine performance results and performance recommendations using Performance Center.IP Spoofing can be done using Performance Center.We can book load generators.It is mostly user-friendly and usable.It is also good for reporting purposes, which would be most familiar for QC and UFT users.Support is nice, quick, and responsive.We implemented through the vendor, who used highly-skilled professionals.

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Cons
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.Support for Microsoft Dynamics needs improvement.If they can make LoadRunner more comprehensive, it would really help.

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While the stability is generally good, there are a few strange issues that crop up unexpectedly which affect consistent use of the product.More real-time monitoring should be available for the system under test.Dashboard creation should be implemented, so we can get the results in a desired format.It is tough to maintain from the infrastructure side.New features have been added in latest version and need to be improved with the DevOps integration.We are expecting more flexible to use Jenkins in continuous integration going forward.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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It is a bit expensive, especially for smaller organizations, but over-all it can save you money.It is a bit expensive when compared with other tools.ROI is 200%.

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8.6
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Also Known As
Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunnerMicro Focus Performance Center, HPE Performance Center
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Overview

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.

Micro Focus Performance Center is a global cross-enterprise performance testing tool which enables you to manage multiple, concurrent performance testing projects across different geographic locations without any need to travel between the locations. Performance Center administers all your internal performance testing needs. With Performance Center, you manage all aspects of large-scale performance testing projects, including resource allocation and scheduling, from a centralized location accessible through the Web. Performance Center helps streamline the testing process, reduce resource costs, and increase operating efficiency.

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Sample Customers
JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin MediaHexaware, British Sky Broadcasting, JetBlue
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm18%
Retailer12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company8%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Retailer16%
Insurance Company16%
Software R&D Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Retailer6%
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