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Senior Test Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The tool supports multiple protocols, such as HTTP, Citrix, and SAP. It enables me, as a consultant, to run performance tests against the most common application environments. I can manage the complete performance test process from a single... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It supports our agile approach not only philosophically but now practically in enabling us to provide performance testing “On Demand” and earlier in the development lifecycle. This allowed us to act quickly on several occasions where it was... more»

What needs improvement?

The installation and tool setup can take some time, since this involves several components. A review of the licensing implementation would help here. There could be better process guidance to help inexperienced testers to follow procedures... more»
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Associate - Projects at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* Automatic correlation and saving manual correlations and parameterization in a rule, so that it can be used for re-recording or subsequent flows. These features are big time saver. * Easy to include Java classes and write code to manipulate... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Saving the correlations in rule file and using this rule file, helped to automatically correlate dynamic values and thus reducing the script enhancing time and meeting the project schedules. Its built in root cause analysis tool helped to... more»

What needs improvement?

Support for more protocols is required. In one of my projects, we had an application using Oracle NCA protocol. To record this application, third party BSD plugin provided by IBM was used which was not very helpful. The support for this... more»
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Architect Software Test Engineer at MAS Global Consulting
Jun 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Code extending capabilities are the most valuable features, however it requires Java coding skills, and is not for those who aren't coders or for those with basic knowledge.

How has it helped my organization?

As other load tests, this product allows production of effective load to the SUT. It can create scripts from the recording or allows to create scripts from direct coding.

What needs improvement?

Since it is built on Eclipse, it is expected to face corrupted projects that would impact time and efforts. A better stable platform would be great, they might need to get away from the Eclipse platform and integrate on top of IntelliJ IDEA... more»

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What is IBM Rational Performance Tester?

IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing solution that validates the scalability of web and server applications. Rational Performance Tester identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks and reduces load testing complexity.
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