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Venu Cherukuri
Real User
Lead Solution Architect at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

LoadRunner is one of the most versatile performance testing tools. One thing I really like about LoadRunner is its breadth… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Think about the performance testing as a part of the whole of your testing lifecycle. It's our go-to product and that's… more»

What needs improvement?

One thing I was desiring a few years ago, before StormRunner came in, I was hoping HPE would come out with some of the new… more»

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

I would still consider LoadRunner as an expensive tool and you get a LoadRunner and the Performance Center.

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

In 2002, was the first time I was actually really involved in bringing the tool in. Ever since, I go to new employers, the… more»

What other advice do I have?

LoadRunner is still my first choice. There's still no competition to LoadRunner. In the sense, there are tools out there… more»
Ameet Patil
Consultant
Principal consultant at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to do multithreading. That's available in any performance testing tool, but the number of protocols that this particular tool supports… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it as a performance testing tool. Obviously, performance testing helps with improving your application's performance, maintaining the… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the Internet protocols come into LoadRunner because that's the future. Most organizations are going to be heading that way, so… more»

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

We had to promote performance testing at some clients because they weren't doing anything at all. That was one use case. The second use case was… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't make a blind decision. Don't just say, "Pick LoadRunner, because we are telling you to." Look at the other solutions as well. I'm pretty sure… more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Manager Quality Assurance at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Enables us to test most of the products and projects that we have across all the different technologies, without having to look at other tools.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to get better reliability, quicker, for the products and solutions. That means fewer critical performance issues when the product goes to market.

What needs improvement?

Probably integrations. We still have some issues with integration with things like SiteScope which, obviously, being another HPE product should be very straightforward, but there are… more»

What other advice do I have?

It covers the most technology, is the most reliable, it gives us the most features. It's not a 10 out of 10 because of the issues with integrations and it's not quite the one… more»
Michael Foster
Real User
Performance Test Lead at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Jun 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The capabilities and flexibility of the Controller, the ability to monitor the systems under test, and the comprehensive results Analysis which… more»

What needs improvement?

More guidance on the use of the Tru Client protocol which is used for Web interfaces.

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

The cost depends greatly on the needs of the testing engagement. The free community licence (permanent for 50 VUsers) available from Version 12 is… more»

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

I started performance testing with LoadRunner and I'm still using it. I have used other tools, but its the best all rounder.

What other advice do I have?

Take a good look at your requirements, LoadRunner is the best for those who need a full blown product, or a diverse range of protocols to be… more»
Abhinav Rastogi
Real User
Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 12 2017

What is most valuable?

* Auto Correlation: It saves time while designing the performance testing scripts. * Extended Reporting: It saves time in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have performed performance testing for a number of clients using HPE LoadRunner. It has helped them in finding the… more»

What needs improvement?

The extended features are available but the high pricing is an issue.

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

The price is a bit high but if you procure the HPE LoadRunner you will get many benefits such as excellent technical… more»

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

I have used Apache JMeter too, but it supports limited protocols. HPE LoadRunner's protocol support is wide.

What other advice do I have?

I will suggest to first understand what is your requirement and then list down the tools available, which can help in… more»

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What is LoadRunner?

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.

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