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Consultant
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 saves a great deal of time.

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 very useful. For small tests this is sufficient and… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 tested. However not everyone needs this. There are other… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No
Consultant
IT Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 19 2016

What is most valuable?

Powerful scripting tool to best record user actions programmatically. Flexible and versatile scripting engine to extend tests with success-failure checks, thus making testing more intelligent. Ramping of many concurrent users to make the most representative testing possible. Integration of external measurements in test scenario's. Extensive vendor documentation and help system included. Extensive… more»

What needs improvement?

Complexity. LoadRunner is not simple to learn by installing it and "doing it". Especially when using different data sources to do cross measurements of system performance. Performance testing with a tool like this requires planning and skilled resources. Fortunately these are easily acquired these days. Price. I've used LoadRunner for performance testing purposes for a number of years on various… more»

What other advice do I have?

HP offers extensive documentation and support services to help its customer base. True, the product costs a few bucks more than the (open source) alternatives like Neoload, QA Load and others, but in my opinion you get a solid performance test in return (if properly executed of course).
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Consultant
Performance Test Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 13 2016

What do you think of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional?

Valuable Features

Language Support Analysis Monitoring

Improvements to My Organization

It expedites the process of creating test scripts

Room for Improvement

Network monitoring

Use of Solution

5 years

Deployment Issues

No.

Stability Issues

No.

Scalability Issues

No.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: Excellent Technical Support: Good.

Initial Setup

Little complex

Other Solutions Considered

JMeter

What is Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional?

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.

Also known as
Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional customers

JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media

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