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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

JMeter

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

Helix ALM is very well suited for maintaining traceability between user needs, requirements and tests for medical device design controls. It allows users to customize the reports to create a traceability matrix or any other reports that are needed. It is also a good program for tracking issues and bugs and for storing/linking verification and validation test protocols and reports
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

JMeter
8.7
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
End to end performance management
JMeter
9.4
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
Integrated performance data
JMeter
9.4
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
Deployment model flexibility
JMeter
9.4
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
Real time monitoring
JMeter
8.4
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
Automated anomaly detection
JMeter
7.0
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

Pros

JMeter

  • 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.
David Luu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

  • Traceability for design controls.
  • Managing workflow of bugs/issues.
  • Maintaining risk management information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

JMeter

  • 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.
Ameeta Muralidharan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

  • Better integration with electronic document control systems like Arena PLM.
  • Easier setup in the back end (customization is available but the interface is not intuitive).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

JMeter

JMeter 8.6
Based on 12 answers
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
Charlie Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

JMeter

JMeter 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Charlie Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

JMeter

JMeter 9.6
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The support from Perforce has been extensive and allowed us to customize the setup of Helix ALM specific to our needs. They also hosted training sessions for our users and administrators and provided us with troubleshooting help during initial setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

JMeter

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

The other tools that we evaluated did not have all of the capabilities and customization that Helix ALM had to offer and therefore we decided to select Helix ALM
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

JMeter

  • Gives liberty to developers and testers to perform testing. Easy to set up and run load tests, stress tests has improved testing.
  • Enhances the performance testing which ensures the delivery of well-suited applications.
  • The Enterprise messaging system, it's a great tool which helps in testing JMS based messages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

  • Improved management of requirements, risks and bugs to make sure they don't get lost in emails or long documents.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

JMeter

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

JMeter
9.5
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

JMeter
8.6
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

Usability

JMeter
9.0
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

Reliability and Availability

JMeter
1.0
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

Performance

JMeter
8.0
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

Support Rating

JMeter
9.6
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
9.0

Online Training

JMeter
1.0
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

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