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"The most valuable features are the integration with Jira and the test management tools.""The most valuable feature of ReadyAPI is that it is user-friendly.""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.""A single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization.""It's easy to learn how to use it.""It has the ability to combine it with different CI/CD tools."

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"I find network traffic testing the most valuable feature."

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Cons
"Lacking flexibility of adding more custom verification for security testing.""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.""The reporting is not very robust and needs to be improved.""The performance in some cases needs improvement. Sometimes it requires too many resources.""Performance and memory management both need to be improved because other solutions use less memory for the same amount of data.""Version control does not work well."

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"The solution could improve by increasing the Gbps speeds and by having better support for storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""There are costs in addition to the licensing fee. For example, if you want to add the load testing you would pay more."

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"The price of the solution is reasonable."

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Top Answer: It's easy to learn how to use it.
Top Answer: Licensing costs are yearly. There are costs in addition to the licensing fee. For example, if you want to add the load testing you would pay more.
Top Answer: Version control does not work well. It's has a git API which is defective and doesn't work well with our version repository, Bitbucket. We do all version control using git bash (command line driven)… more »
Top Answer: I find network traffic testing the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is reasonable.
Top Answer: Spirent Avalanche is a very sophisticated application and security test tool. If you are after simple application testing then the Spirent CyberFlood solution is a good option. If you want full… more »
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Overview

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.

Spirent’s Avalanche Layer 4-7 testing solution provides capacity, security and performance testing for network infrastructures, cloud and virtual environments, Web application infrastructures and media services that ensures Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) for your customers. Avalanche pinpoints network capacity with the highest performing Layer 4-7 traffic generation capability available from 1Gbps to 100Gbps.

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Insurance Company43%
Healthcare Company29%
Logistics Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company10%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company28%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Large Enterprise90%
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ReadyAPI is ranked 5th in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Spirent Avalanche is ranked 13th in Performance Testing Tools with 1 review. ReadyAPI is rated 7.6, while Spirent Avalanche is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of ReadyAPI writes " A great single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spirent Avalanche writes "Quality traffic testing and is reasonably priced". ReadyAPI is most compared with SoapUI Pro, Apache JMeter, Katalon Studio, Tricentis Tosca and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas Spirent Avalanche is most compared with Ixia IxLoad, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and IxLoad VE.

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