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Highlights

BlazeMeter and JMeter are both load testing tools designed to provide performance and load testing to businesses.  JMeter is an open source tool that businesses can use for free with complete access to the source code. BlazeMeter is a cloud based load testing tool built on Jmeter, but with some additional enterprise features.  Both tools are most popular with mid-sized businesses and larger enterprises, but BlazeMeter is particularly popular with large enterprises as it specialized in that arena. 

Features and Limitations

BlazeMeter is built using Jmeter’s source code, so their core features are very similar and users of one will easily be able to learn the other.  The primary difference between the two is that BlazeMeter is cloud based.  Both tools do have some standout features and limitations, despite their similarities.

BlazeMeter and JMeter both use the same scripts, so they are both easy to learn, and skills learned with one of the tools can be easily transferred to the other.  BlazeMeter is a cloud based software and doesn’t require any on premise setup, making implementation very easy.  In addition, BlazeMeter provides a variety of options for creating performance tests.  Despite these benefits, BlazeMeter is also not as customizable as JMeter since it is cloud based and proprietary, so users can’t make granular changes to the source code like they could with an open source option.

JMeter offers a highly customizable product due to it’s open source nature. This flexibility along with free access to the source code makes JMeter an accessible option for most IT infrastructures.  Users will appreciate that it is very easy to set up load tests using JMeter, but it requires a lot of configuration to make robust, usable reports.  Additionally, while JMeter is easily extensible for a skilled development team, it is limited to load testing out of the box.  Businesses looking for a cloud solution will also need to consider other options, as JMeter is an on premise tool.

Pricing

BlazeMeter has a free price point that supports up to 5 users and 10 tests.  This price point is ideal for businesses that want to try the software before making a purchasing decision.  The basic BlazeMeter package costs $99.00 per month and supports up to 200 tests each year and 1,000 concurrent users.  The pro package supports up to 5,000 users for $499.00 per year.  Businesses that need support for more tests or users can reach out to the vendor for a quote on an enterprise package.

JMeter is an open source and free to use software.  Support could be purchased from third party vendors as needed, but businesses should expect to spend little to nothing on JMeter.

Likelihood to Recommend

BlazeMeter

It is suited for most API scenarios that we have tried. However, it does not fit in well for big data solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

BlazeMeter
7.0
JMeter
8.3
End to end performance management
BlazeMeter
7.0
JMeter
8.8
Integrated performance data
BlazeMeter
7.0
JMeter
8.8
Deployment model flexibility
BlazeMeter
7.0
JMeter
8.7
Real time monitoring
BlazeMeter
JMeter
8.3
Automated anomaly detection
BlazeMeter
JMeter
7.0

Pros

BlazeMeter

  • Blazemeter has very intuitive and uncluttered UI. It is very easy for a beginner to figure out and get started.
  • Blazemeter allows several methods of creating performance tests - using several popular open source applications. Therefore most often there is no need to learn to use a new tool or language.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cons

BlazeMeter

  • BlazeMeter should not require the purchase of 2 dedicated IPs for each suite of performance tests.
  • BlazeMeter should make custom packages cheaper than they are today when purchased for an enterprise and should include dedicated IPs in the package.
  • BlazeMerer should have integration with Jenkins Pipeline 2.0.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Likelihood to Renew

BlazeMeter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Usability

BlazeMeter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Support Rating

BlazeMeter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

JMeter

JMeter 9.5
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

Alternatives Considered

BlazeMeter

Personally, I prefer using JMeter + Redline13, however we had some business folks that wanted to be able to run a few of their own tests. The non-technical individuals preferred to use Blazemeter because of its simple and intuitive UI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Return on Investment

BlazeMeter

  • BlazeMerter helped performance tests run on their cloud, thereby diminishing our on-prem setup costs tremendously.
  • BlazeMeter pings our application from several geographical locations, thereby simulating real life users.
  • BlazeMeter offers dedicated IPs so that firewall issues can be bypassed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Pricing Details

BlazeMeter

General

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

JMeter

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BlazeMeter
6.9
JMeter
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

BlazeMeter
JMeter
8.6

Usability

BlazeMeter
JMeter
9.0

Reliability and Availability

BlazeMeter
JMeter
1.0

Performance

BlazeMeter
JMeter
8.0

Support Rating

BlazeMeter
JMeter
9.5

Online Training

BlazeMeter
JMeter
1.0

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