Apache JMeter vs. BlazeMeter

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
JMeter
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
JMeter, from Apache, is a load and performance testing tool.N/A
BlazeMeter
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
The BlazeMeter Continuous Testing Platform, supported by Broadcom since the acquisition of CA Technologies in 2018 and now by Perforce since the September 2021 acquisition, provides scriptless test automation, as well as unified functional and performance testing. It allows users to test and monitor public, private, and 3rd party APIs, and is deployable as a SaaS, or deployed from a private cloud.
$199
per month
Pricing
Apache JMeterBlazeMeter
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$149.00
per month
Pro
$649.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JMeterBlazeMeter
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Apache JMeterBlazeMeter
Considered Both Products
JMeter
Chose Apache JMeter
We found BlazeMeter's service to fit great with our JMeter scripts, since they execute our JMeter scripts and provide excellent reporting tools and graphs, besides multi region and infrastructure to support different configurations of multiple concurrent users. I have used HP …
Chose Apache JMeter
More threads supported, open-source, more reliable, and easy to work with. The User interface is very elegant and simple to use, as compared to other competitors.
Chose Apache JMeter
It's very easy GUI helps the tester to perform various testing scenarios. Easy to configure test cases and modules which has proper and well-maintained documentation. Its an excellent tool for performance testing and running a variety of load tests, stress tests, and longevity …
Chose Apache JMeter
It has very powerful capabilities and for free!!! It's ease of use and installation and easy to get started are highlights. A lot of community support and youtube videos from JMeter developers to help you understand various functionalities within JMeter to support you. You can …
Chose Apache JMeter
LoadRunner and Silk Test were the tools I used in the past to compare with JMeter. I thought LoadRunner had a more commercial appearance and it comes with HP support from your service provider. It also comes at a steep price. JMeter and LoadRunner have a similar learning curve …
Chose Apache JMeter
NeoLoad is far ahead of JMeter in terms of reporting and user interface, the turn around time is less compared to JMeter as there are enough experts in market.
Chose Apache JMeter
Besides JMeter, we've looked at WebLOAD and Gatling. Our organization used to use WebLOAD and we switched to JMeter at our division for its ease of use and configurability compared to WebLOAD. However, we will eventually switch to Gatling because Gatling provides greater …
BlazeMeter
Chose BlazeMeter
In comparison with Blazemeter the closes competitor is JMeter but it has disadvantages like it is not a tool that can be use as a collaborative tool and works locally in a computer, Blazemeter is in the web so different people can access and run tests or collaborate do add, …
Chose BlazeMeter
BlazeMeter scores well against Apache JMeter in one Key point , the load generation from different cloud based systems. This helps to measure the capacity of the the application in a transparent way and not bogged down by the capacity of the system from where the test is …
Chose BlazeMeter
BlazeMeter integrates better with a continuous delivery pipeline than SOASTA did.
Chose BlazeMeter
Personally, I prefer using JMeter + Redline13, however we had some business folks that wanted to be able to run a few of their own tests. The non-technical individuals preferred to use Blazemeter because of its simple and intuitive UI.
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Features
Apache JMeterBlazeMeter
Load Testing
Comparison of Load Testing features of Product A and Product B
Apache JMeter
7.7
24 Ratings
9% below category average
BlazeMeter
-
Ratings
End to end performance management9.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrated performance data8.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility7.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Real time monitoring8.621 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated anomaly detection5.418 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache JMeterBlazeMeter
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(39 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache JMeterBlazeMeter
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
JMeter is well suited for Java applications where the user can script the scenario once and make changes to accommodate for as many numbers of users for load test execution. The image and selection of any files or exporting files scenario is handled well.
It is less appropriate to test Ajax applications where it is required to script click per use.
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Perforce Software
It is well suited for applications that are mission-critical or applications that can receive high traffic/transactions at unscheduled time periods. Using the load testing feature of BlazeMeter, we can test and ascertain the capacity of the application without the drawbacks of the usual Apache JMeter load testing which depends heavily on the host system from where the load testing is performed.
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Pros
Apache
  • Easy of use - in generate load like HTTP requests, and processing/analyzing the responses. No coding is necessary at the basic level, just need to understand load testing and the infrastructure being tested.
  • Automatic management of things like cookies to help with session state support - so you don't specifically have to worry about it or handle it
  • Lots of testing/configuration options to suit your needs in making the right load generation (sampling requests), and analyzing the results, including any pre and post processing of the results first. Things like the Beanshell/BSF pre/post processors, response assertion, regular expression extractor, XPath extractor, CSV data set config
  • There is a JMeter cloud service called BlazeMeter that I think would be useful for those that need to scale up high load without provisioning their own systems. I've not personally tried it though, but I recently attended a meetup presentation that highlighted nice useful features that BlazeMeter provides. One should evaluate the service if they are considering JMeter and need to expand beyond existing hardware resources.
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Perforce Software
  • Results are easy to read
  • Tests can be run easily
  • Tests can ben imported easily from jMeter
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Cons
Apache
  • Jmeter requires many tweaks with respect to its configuration file and thread properties. users need to edit theses files themselves. There could be some interface where we can edit this fields.
  • Jmeter cannot handle more threads and hangs up when we increase the number of threads. This causes lot of inconvenience. In these situations, user can be notified that such change would be lead to slow performance so that user can do as required. The same appears when we try to view huge files on graph listener.
  • Jmeter should optimize the read and write access to output csv since it acts as overhead to the I/O performance. This affects our test results for the application which we are testing.
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Perforce Software
  • BlazeMeter should not require the purchase of 2 dedicated IPs for each suite of performance tests.
  • BlazeMeter should make custom packages cheaper than they are today when purchased for an enterprise and should include dedicated IPs in the package.
  • BlazeMerer should have integration with Jenkins Pipeline 2.0.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
Price, Wiki and user sharing. Having access to the information provided by the developers and other open source providers is key for me. The ability to share information and get answers directly is very important to success in software testing. And the price of this product currently is amazing. Too many companies charge way too much money for products that are far behind in their value and pertinence
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Perforce Software
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Usability
Apache
I can jump right into a new test plan and start building from scratch. The natural progression from test plan to thread group and then designing the basic format of the process is very streamlined and smooth. With only slight modifications I can build out a very complex model from a very basic beginning.
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Perforce Software
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Support Rating
Apache
I have been using JMeter for the last year. By using this tool, you can make sure the system will work under varied loads. It helps us to simulate real time scenarios by creating required virtual users and make sure the application will work under load. Perform load, stress, and stability testing using JMeter.
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Perforce Software
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
I have used LoadRunner and Silkperformer, and so far Jmeter turns out be the easiest to use of all these. While each of them have their own ROI, Jmeter can be picked by anyone in hours and start testing within a day. While with other tools, we need to get license, install them (takes a while) and setup tests and firewalls, etc.
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Perforce Software
Personally, I prefer using JMeter + Redline13, however we had some business folks that wanted to be able to run a few of their own tests. The non-technical individuals preferred to use Blazemeter because of its simple and intuitive UI.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Good ROI on improving the performance of the application.
  • Finding issues in the performance.
  • Benchmark the performance results.
  • CON: Need skillset to create and maintain the scripts in Java.
  • Scripts are reusable and it is executed by any user.
  • Need Client and Server setup to execute the scripts.
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Perforce Software
  • It helped positively by helping to identify the maximum capacity needed for high traffic periods
  • Saved revenue by eliminating unwanted duplication of systems
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