Compare LoadRunner vs. StormRunner Load

LoadRunner is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews while StormRunner Load is ranked 3rd in Performance Testing Tools with 5 reviews. LoadRunner is rated 7.8, while StormRunner Load is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of LoadRunner writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". On the other hand, 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, whereas StormRunner Load is most compared with LoadRunner, Performance Center and Apache JMeter. See our LoadRunner vs. StormRunner Load report.
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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.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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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.

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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.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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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.

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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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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
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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
Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider23%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Software R&D Company29%
Insurance Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm8%
Software R&D Company37%
Insurance Company15%
Financial Services Firm6%
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