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Loyde Mitchell
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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… 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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is not the most expensive tool in the market place, but of course, it is not open source. The cloud load generation option could be a solution for companies not able… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

JMeter was used previously, but we found it limited in terms of protocol support, scalability, and lack of support for the entire test process i.e., analysis and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Realize that this tool will require some time and expertise to setup and configure. Make sure that you plan for this.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

* Apache JMeter * RadView WebLOAD * Neotys NeoLoad


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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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