LoadRunner vs. StormRunner Load

As of March 2019, LoadRunner is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 5 reviews vs StormRunner Load which is ranked 3rd in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews. The top reviewer of LoadRunner writes "It has helped us identify performance issues well in advance". The top reviewer of StormRunner Load writes "The best feature is that we don't have to build and maintain infrastructure anymore". LoadRunner is most compared with StormRunner Load, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad. StormRunner Load is most compared with LoadRunner, Performance Center and Apache JMeter. See our LoadRunner vs. StormRunner Load report.
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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.The capabilities and flexibility of the Controller, the ability to monitor the systems under test, and the comprehensive results Analysis which saves a great deal of time.

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The most valuable feature is having load generators in countries where we don’t have access to them.Keeping up with DevOps, thus the best feature of StormRunner is that we don't have to build and maintain infrastructure anymore.It's fast, easy to use, has a user-friendly UI, and you can split users.This solution is SaaS based so we can utilize cloud technology, which is less time consuming and saves a lot of of money.The most valuable feature is the ability to configure browser settings for different operating systems and on different versions without the need to install every single version on each machine and to manage them.

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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.More guidance on the use of the Tru Client protocol which is used for Web interfaces.

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An area for improvement is analytics on why response times are slow from certain countries.There is a steep learning curve for the product, too.It doesn't provide custom reports. You can only use the default reports which contain irrelevant data or is missing data that we need.Sometimes, you are utilizing one of the low generators, then all of a sudden if you discontinue from one project, it actually deletes the entire low generator.I'd like to see more ability to dive more deeply into the configuration.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I would still consider LoadRunner as an expensive tool and you get a LoadRunner and the Performance Center.The cost depends greatly on the needs of the testing engagement.

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The pricing is very reasonable and the licensing is straightforward.

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Also Known As
Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunnerMicro Focus StormRunner Load, HPE StormRunner Load
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 StormRunner Load is a simple, smart and scalable solution for Agile Cloud testing. It helps you to detect performance issues and ensure that your mobile and web apps are ready for the load. It provides an Intelligent and predictive analytics for fast problem detection and scale up to millions of user in minutes from different regions.

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Sample Customers
JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin MediaN Brown Group, aHOC
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Consumer Goods8%
Financial Services Firm16%
Insurance Company14%
Software R&D Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
Insurance Company27%
Software R&D Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Writing And Editing Position9%
Find out what your peers are saying about LoadRunner vs. StormRunner Load and other solutions. Updated: March 2019.
325,421 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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