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"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.""It provides clients with an understanding of application and system performance.""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.""The Analysis feature makes it easy to analyze cross-data and we can pin to the focus period.""The initial setup and installation of the software were very easy and straightforward.""The solution is quite stable.""The load testing, reporting, and scripting features are all valuable features.""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."

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"The interface is ok and they have the ability to re-load tests so that you can reuse them.""The dashboards are very good and consolidate all of the tests that you are performing with the client.""The most valuable feature of ReadyAPI is that it is user-friendly.""It has the ability to combine it with different CI/CD tools.""A single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization.""The most valuable features are the integration with Jira and the test management tools.""When you are working in sprints, you need to have continuous feedback. ReadyAPI definitely helps in automating very fast and rapidly. We have less coding, and we can more easily define our assertions. We don't use it for full-blown performance testing, but normally if you are doing your functional testing, it gives you the request and response time. Anybody who is doing functional testing can see what the request and response times are and raise a flag based upon their business affiliates, that is, whether it is meeting their affiliates. You can identify this during functional testing."

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"If they can make LoadRunner more comprehensive, it would really help.""Support for Microsoft Dynamics needs improvement.""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.""The price of this solution should be cheaper.""Sometimes we are not be able to click on some of the buttons due to the screen mismatching and compatibility issues.""I guess scalability becomes a problem when you use things like TruClients.""The solution needs to reduce its pricing. Right now, it's quite expensive.""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."

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"I would like to see a better dashboard for monitoring in the next release of this solution.""If ReadyAPI had more integration with all of the big tools on the market then this would be very useful.""Performance and memory management both need to be improved because other solutions use less memory for the same amount of data.""The performance in some cases needs improvement. Sometimes it requires too many resources.""Lacking flexibility of adding more custom verification for security testing.""The reporting is not very robust and needs to be improved.""It doesn't have connectors to the NoSQL database. This is one of the things where they do not have a very solid strategy today. Other solutions have an in-built mechanism where I can directly and easily connect. An API is more around a user submitting a request on the frontend. It then hits the backend, puts the data, and responds back. If I am hitting MongoDB or NoSQL databases, I do not have ready-made inbuilt solutions in ReadyAPI that can easily help me in automating it faster. In our organization, we deal with NoSQL databases, and therefore, we need Groovy. We just cannot have a connector from ReadyAPI to do that. I have to write Groovy scripts. If you have themes that are predominantly using MongoDB, it leads to more maintenance and support activity because we are introducing more code into our commission. In terms of additional features, it can have cloud support. This is one of the things where we are getting into cloud support. We'll see how it works, but it is one of the doubts that we still have."

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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.""The licensing fees are based on the number of users.""It is competing with other products that may cost significantly less or may be available as open-source. Because of that it is relatively expensive.""LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product.""This is not a cheap product."

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"This is a cheap solution when you consider the money that will be saved in testing.""The cost of a license is probably around $1,000 to $2,000. Accounting is done by my leadership. I am more into implementations and making sure all things and processes are taken care of and the frameworks are maintained and managed."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.
Top Answer: LoadRunner is the best load testing tool, however, it is very expensive. The factors to purchase are: 1. It can simulate load a large number of concurrent users using small HW resources (CPU memory)… more »
Top Answer: The debugging capability is difficult to use and should be improved. This is one area where some of the other products we use are better.
Top Answer: It has the ability to combine it with different CI/CD tools.
Top Answer: The performance in some cases needs improvement. Sometimes it requires too many resources.
Top Answer: Our primary use case of this solution is to test services to have an understanding of what the request to the service should be and the response. We also use it for performance tests.
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Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunnerReady API
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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.

ReadyAPI combines the power of SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, ServiceV, and API Monitoring in AlertSite into a single pane of glass. From functional testing, to performance testing to post-deployment monitoring, SmartBear’s API tools help you to deliver accurate, fast, and secure APIs.

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JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin MediaHealthcare Data Solutions (HDS)
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Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company25%
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Healthcare Company8%
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Government6%
Insurance Company5%
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Insurance Company9%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise68%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional vs. ReadyAPI and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 15 reviews while ReadyAPI is ranked 7th in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 7.8, while ReadyAPI is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ReadyAPI writes " A great single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization". Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter, Neotys NeoLoad and Silk Test, whereas ReadyAPI is most compared with SoapUI Pro, Apache JMeter, Katalon Studio, BlazeMeter and Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise. See our Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional vs. ReadyAPI report.

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