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"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.""There is a licensing cost that is expensive."

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Top Answer: The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.
Top Answer: There is a licensing cost that is expensive. There is also the Enterprise version of the software which allows other features that the Professional does not, such as, license sharing.
Top Answer: My team members predominately used the product to do development but I don't think it needs anything in a way of improvements.
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Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
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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.

Test Asset reusability for performance monitoring
Silk Performer can considerably speed up testing cycles by allowing you to reuse your existing functional tests. Use Silk Test® or Selenium for performance testing and synthetic monitoring purposes as well.

Cloud in
Integrated scalability from the Cloud
Silk Performer load testing enables your applications for 'battle readiness' that can withstand massive, global usage. Easily simulate any size peak-load and avoid costly investments in stress testing hardware and setup.

Retina scan
Monitor user experience with advanced diagnostics
Detect, isolate, and resolve performance issues with effective end-to-end diagnostics. Design scripts to uncover errors from the user’s perspective and analyze results with easy to read visual reporting.

Monitor
A leading web support for load and stress testing
Validate performance of your most complex web applications and efficiently create comprehensive tests that reflect real world conditions and usage patterns.

Comprehensive mobile performance testing
Lower the cost and complexity of testing mobile web and mobile native applications at scale. Silk Performer provides a complete set of profiles for all popular mobile devices, application types, and connection speeds.

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Sample Customers
JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
University of Colorado, Medidata, Monash University
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm28%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider12%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise69%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise87%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Apache, Micro Focus, Tricentis and others in Load Testing Tools. Updated: June 2021.
509,570 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Load Testing Tools with 13 reviews while Silk Performer is ranked 15th in Load Testing Tools. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 8.0, while Silk Performer is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Very good controller and a market leader, but not cost effective for small business". On the other hand, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Neotys NeoLoad, Apache JMeter and Silk Test, whereas Silk Performer is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise and Neotys NeoLoad.

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