Apache JMeter vs. LoadComplete

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
LoadComplete
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
SmartBear LoadComplete is a performance, stress and load testing tool for web and Rich Internet Applications, including ASP.NET, Ajax, Flash/Flex and Silverlight.
$287
one-time fee
Pricing
Apache JMeterLoadComplete
Editions & Modules
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Subscription Starter
$239
per month 100 virtual users
On-demand Starter
$287
one-time fee 100 virtual users
Subscription Pro
$699
per month 1000 virtual users
On-demand Pro
$887
one-time fee 1000 virtual users
Subscription Premium
$899
per month 2500 virtual users
On-demand Premium
$1,139
one-time fee 2500 virtual users
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JMeterLoadComplete
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOn-demand plans contain a $4.99 monthly maintenance fee.
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Community Pulse
Apache JMeterLoadComplete
Considered Both Products
JMeter

No answer on this topic

LoadComplete
Chose LoadComplete
JMeter being an open-source tool has the advantage of no cost to purchase the tool. Of course, to work in JMeter, the tester needs extensive knowledge on the tool to create a framework but LoadComplete has the advantage there as it is easy to start with and does well if the …
Chose LoadComplete
Most of Load testing tools are similar, But Load Complete is very easy to use and the GUI is good enough and comfort for the eyes.
Despite JMeter has more features for Complex Scenarios (for example Scripting ) and is free to use, but Load Complete covers all the Quality Aspects …
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Features
Apache JMeterLoadComplete
Load Testing
Comparison of Load Testing features of Product A and Product B
Apache JMeter
7.6
24 Ratings
10% below category average
LoadComplete
8.2
5 Ratings
3% below category average
End to end performance management9.021 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Integrated performance data8.722 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility6.721 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Real time monitoring8.821 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Automated anomaly detection4.818 Ratings8.44 Ratings
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Apache JMeterLoadComplete
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ReadyAPI
ReadyAPI
Score 8.1 out of 10
JMeter
JMeter
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
ReadyAPI
ReadyAPI
Score 8.1 out of 10
JMeter
JMeter
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache JMeterLoadComplete
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(39 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache JMeterLoadComplete
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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SmartBear
If you are testing an application and you don't have experience in performance testing, this tool will help you to test the load with some documentation help. It's very easy to use. and if you have complex scenarios to determine the coding and adjusting graphs, the LoadComplete will not be a helpful tool for you.
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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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SmartBear
  • We have been using LoadComplete in the Tech Department. I usually use LoadComplete to test the speed and loads of several applications we develop in-house.
  • Moreover, we have also used LoadComplete to create reports and at the same time report any issues that we notice during a certain load.
  • It is an affordable platform.
  • LoadComplete has a lot of good features which has made my life so much easier so there are many pros of this tool as well. It is quite easy to use and comes in very handy.
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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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SmartBear
  • Slow when the size of tests increase
  • Coding is not possible
  • Need to support flexibility for a framework that can be customized based on needs
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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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SmartBear
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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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SmartBear
Usability is really good because being an enterprise tool that might be an easy option to convince users to try this tool. It has a lot of easy-to-use, cool options.
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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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SmartBear
Customer support is good. If any concerns are raised, they are usually resolved soon, but when questioned about a feature LoadComplete does not support, it usually takes more time to resolve.
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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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SmartBear
We chose loadcomplete because we already use SmartBear software for other automation solutions. Porting over test cases is easy and a user can have a test up and running within minutes. I do wish SmartBear would have better support and I haven't used any other testing tool in a while to make a comparison.
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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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SmartBear
  • Many built-in features (like auto data correlation, load distributing etc) will save time for development.
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