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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Load Testing

    8.1

    JMeter

    81%

    NGINX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Apache JMeter ranks higher in 5/5 features

    End to end performance management

    8.8
    88%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrated performance data

    8.2
    82%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    8.3
    83%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Real time monitoring

    8.0
    80%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated anomaly detection

    7.0
    70%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application Servers

    JMeter

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    NGINX

    79%
    NGINX ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Security management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Administration and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    3 Ratings

    Application server performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Installation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Apache JMeter is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • NGINX is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Apache JMeter and NGINX are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    JMeter

    90%
    38 Ratings
    9.2

    NGINX

    92%
    27 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.6

    JMeter

    86%
    12 Ratings

    NGINX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    JMeter

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    NGINX

    90%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    1.0

    JMeter

    10%
    2 Ratings

    NGINX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    JMeter

    80%
    2 Ratings

    NGINX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    JMeter

    100%
    2 Ratings
    8.1

    NGINX

    81%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    1.0

    JMeter

    10%
    1 Rating

    NGINX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    NGINX

    [NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
    Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    NGINX

    • Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture).
    • Great at serving static content.
    • Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability.
    • Open-Source (no cost)!
    Gabriel Samaroo | 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

    NGINX

    • Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue?
    • I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this.
    • It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work.
    • It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together.
    • I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments.
    L Matthew Blancett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    JMeter

    General

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

    Starting Price

    NGINX

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    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

    NGINX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    NGINX

    NGINX 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also from the administration perspective. Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    JMeter

    JMeter 10.0
    Based on 2 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

    NGINX

    NGINX 8.1
    Based on 8 answers
    Community support is great, and they've also had a presence at conferences. Overall, there is no shortage of documentation and community support. We're currently using it to serve up some WordPress sites, and configuring NGINX for this purpose is well documented.
    John Reeve | 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

    NGINX

    We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
    • we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them
    • we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load
    • individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely
    Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    JMeter

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    NGINX

    • Nginx has decreased the burden of web server administration and maintenance, and we are spending less time on server issues than when we were using Apache.
    • Nginx has allowed more people in our company to get involved with configuring things on the web server, so there's no longer a single point of failure ("the Apache guy").
    • Nginx has given us the ability to handle a larger number of requests without scaling up in hardware quite so quickly.
    Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

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