Apache JMeter vs. SS&C Blue Prism Intelligent Automation

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
JMeter
Score 8.5 out of 10
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JMeter, from Apache, is a load and performance testing tool.N/A
SS&C Blue Prism Intelligent Automation
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Blue Prism headquartered in London offers their robotic process automation (RPA) software platform.N/A
Pricing
Apache JMeterSS&C Blue Prism Intelligent Automation
Editions & Modules
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JMeterSS&C Blue Prism Intelligent Automation
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Apache JMeterSS&C Blue Prism Intelligent Automation
Load Testing
Comparison of Load Testing features of Product A and Product B
Apache JMeter
7.6
24 Ratings
10% below category average
SS&C Blue Prism Intelligent Automation
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Ratings
End to end performance management9.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrated performance data8.722 Ratings00 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility6.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Real time monitoring8.821 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated anomaly detection4.818 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache JMeterSS&C Blue Prism Intelligent Automation
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(39 ratings)
8.7
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Availability
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
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User Testimonials
Apache JMeterSS&C Blue Prism Intelligent Automation
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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SS&C Blue Prism
Blue Prism Intelligent RPA is well suited for the processes which are rules-based in nature. This software works well with web based application integrations. It's very easy to capture the object details and code the workflow with ease. The record functionally will do the trick most of the time and will save a lot of effort in coding the workflow. Work needs to continue in the surface automation part. It works with surface automation but there are chances of failure sometimes and we feel like the control of automation is very fragile.
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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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SS&C Blue Prism
  • Resource pooling is excellent.
  • The control room, work queue management is an added strength to the Blue Prism tool.
  • The release manager is also very good for deploying the packages in the new environment.
  • It has the feature to identify the references for the used variables and the objects so while deploying the package it is easy to deploy without missing the important data.
  • Scheduling, user management is simple to use and is very clear.
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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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SS&C Blue Prism
  • It is better to have functionalities for an attended ROBOT, but I am okay with that.
  • Data types are constant only if we are using their special type of code block. I've had no other issues with Blue Prism operations.
  • It would be better to have a free online "Advanced Training Program" for Blue Prism, apart from their certification program.
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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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SS&C Blue Prism
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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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SS&C Blue Prism
It's easy to handle and automate. Saves time and money in significant manner. Once a process is implemented, it performs the tasks with more than 95% accuracy so that's a big help. Costing is a bit high and object recognition work may need time to be hands on that's [the reason] this rating.
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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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SS&C Blue Prism
Support is good and now with time online support in other forums is becoming available as well. Blue Prism support in itself is also good. Documents and blogs can help to find the solution. Since it's relatively new, sometimes if I'm stuck it can take time to find the solution or connect to their team.
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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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SS&C Blue Prism
Better User Interface.Better customer service.Easier to learn and use. But has greater risk compliances. Less preloaded automation. Less editing features and a big no while working on big projects. Fluidmesh is better in pricing and better management of multiple projects but I believe Blue Prism is perfect for beginners and small-scale companies.
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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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SS&C Blue Prism
  • Huge cost saving/time-saving and manpower utilization when the bots are implemented by decoding the business use cases perfectly.
  • The negative impact, the whole process or automation can lead to incorrect processing of data if the logic of the use cases is not implemented correctly in the bot.
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