Apache JMeter vs. Akamai CloudTest

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
CloudTest
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Akamai now owns and supports CloudTest, a load and performance testing solution, developed by SOASTA and acquired with the company in 2017.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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JMeterCloudTest
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 JMeterAkamai CloudTest
Load Testing
Comparison of Load Testing features of Product A and Product B
Apache JMeter
7.6
24 Ratings
10% below category average
Akamai CloudTest
7.2
1 Ratings
16% below category average
End to end performance management9.021 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Integrated performance data8.822 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility6.621 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Real time monitoring8.821 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Automated anomaly detection4.718 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache JMeterAkamai CloudTest
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(39 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(12 ratings)
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Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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Availability
1.0
(1 ratings)
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Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Apache JMeterAkamai CloudTest
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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Akamai
We were designing an Airlines reservation system, where we wanted to check the maximum number if reservation our system can handle, this tool helped us to get the test results but the issue was from set up point of view, the initial set up took too much time. But we were able to achieve our Reservation system process.
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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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Akamai
  • Integration Call's like REST
  • Integration Call's like SOAP
  • Performance Testing
  • Load Testing on Load Balancer
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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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Akamai
  • Report generation is difficult
  • Some graphs are not displaying accurate results
  • More information are missing with respect to load testing
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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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Akamai
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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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Akamai
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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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Akamai
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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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Akamai
The bundle of features that other tools provide is much higher when compared to the one provided by Akamai CloudTest, this is something they need to focus on Priority. Most tools comes with default setup and ends to end testing scenario that can be covered, such as Regression testing. From Akamai CloudTest this is a missing features that can be added up soon.
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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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Akamai
  • System Hangs as where severe load testing is required
  • Authentication is an issue when using OAUTH
  • Scalability can be improved and also an on premise tool can be of great help
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