LoadRunner vs. Performance Center

As of June 2019, LoadRunner is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews vs Performance Center which is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 16 reviews. The top reviewer of LoadRunner writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". The top reviewer of Performance Center writes "Can be used in all aspects of performance testing: services, web, customized APIs". LoadRunner is most compared with StormRunner Load, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad. Performance Center is most compared with StormRunner Load, LoadRunner and Quality Center. See our LoadRunner vs. Performance Center report.
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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.Enables us to test most of the products and projects that we have across all the different technologies, without having to look at other tools.The number of protocols that it supports, and especially, for example, when it talks about SAP GUI-based performance testing.The ability to do multithreading. That's available in any performance testing tool, but the number of protocols that this particular tool supports has been very good.

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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.Provides the performance of load test applications and reliably on good reporting.

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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.We still have some issues with integration with things like SiteScope which, obviously, being another HPE product should be very straightforward, but there are always issues around that.You should be able to use LoadRunner as a single platform. You should be able to have browser based access. You should be able to run enterprise tests.If the support of the protocols was the same throughout the other protocols and it was there evenly, then I would rate the product higher.

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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.On the newer versions, I think the bleeding edge is still being worked on.I think better or more integration with some of the monitoring tools that we're considering.I think better support for cloud-based load generators would help. For example, integrate with Amazon AWS so you can quickly spin up a load generator in the cloud, use it, spin it down.

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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.I would still consider LoadRunner as an expensive tool and you get a LoadRunner and the Performance Center.

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It is a bit expensive when compared with other tools.ROI is 200%.It does everything you could hope for in a performance testing solution. It's not cheap.

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

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
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Financial Services Firm16%
Insurance Company16%
Software R&D Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
Financial Services Firm28%
Insurance Company17%
Comms Service Provider10%
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