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Loyde Mitchell
Real User
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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It supports our agile approach not only philosophically but now practically in enabling us to provide performance... more»

What needs improvement?

The installation and tool setup can take some time, since this involves several components. A review of the licensing... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

JMeter was used previously, but we found it limited in terms of protocol support, scalability, and lack of support for... 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.
Shruti Seth
Consultant
Associate - Projects at a tech services company with 10,001+ 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... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

Support for more protocols is required. In one of my projects, we had an application using Oracle NCA protocol. To... more»

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

The pricing is fine, and it's good for long periods.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously used HP LoadRunner and switched because the license is cheaper.

What other advice do I have??

It is significantly cheaper than LoadRunner. I would recommend this tool for small businesses with only web... more»
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ogarciacapetillo
Real User
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... more»

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... more»

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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I did not switch solutions. Our company had this solution; it was the available product to deliver the services.

What other advice do I have??

A solid PC should be used for scripting. CPU: At least 4 Cores physical (i7) RAM: 16GB to 32GB SSD: 64-bit OS For the controller, a proper size... 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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