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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

Micro Focus Performance Center

Below are some major scenarios where you can use HP Performance Center:
  • Performance center is supposed to be a complete performance management solution. So it provides a great asset to your organization when you want to see the specific set of test runs for a project. It provides all tests with comments (if mentioned).
  • When you have multiple load generators and more than one load test scenario needs to be executed at a time, teams don't have to wait for one test to complete to start another one. They can run simultaneous test runs if they have multiple load generators as Performance Center provides multiple Controllers.
  • It helps you to build custom design application models that enable the performance engineers to assess an enterprise, multi-tier, heavily-distributed, high-traffic application on how the application for that particular release meets its non-functional test requirements and SLA thresholds, which are key business transaction response times.
Below are some scenarios where it is less appropriate:
  • When we need to perform a diagnostic test run then very few data points are gathered for troubleshooting
  • When you have a budget issue as it provides a high licensing cost
Mayank Thirani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

BlazeMeter
7.0
Micro Focus Performance Center
End to end performance management
BlazeMeter
7.0
Micro Focus Performance Center
Integrated performance data
BlazeMeter
7.0
Micro Focus Performance Center
Deployment model flexibility
BlazeMeter
7.0
Micro Focus Performance Center

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

Micro Focus Performance Center

  • Ease of use and configuration settings.
  • Super cool performance test reports with various load parameters.
  • Flexible load selection using vuGen and option to steadily ramp up and ramp down the load.
  • Minimal coding in C which allows you to parameterize many inputs.
  • Load runner integration with HP Performance Center makes life easy for management to review the performance test results.
Anil Kumar Moka | 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

Micro Focus Performance Center

  • Integration with other tools like Dynatrace, is a little tedious.
  • Support around cloud solutions and architectures needs to be improved.
  • Sometimes we faced failures while collating the test runs and entire test runs need to be downloaded in a zip file which is a troublesome task for test engineers. Even opening those results in HP Analysis fails. Collating those failed runs needs to be improved.
  • Diagnostic runs only provide the result for 10% of users which is very low when we need to diagnose for a very low number of users. We get few data points for diagnostic test runs for fewer users.
  • Installation over the firewall is documented but can be done using a script based mechanism so it will make the installation task hassle free over the firewalls.
Mayank Thirani | 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

Micro Focus Performance Center

HP performance center stacks up very well for front end applications. Need more improvements for API performance testing.
Anil Kumar Moka | 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

Micro Focus Performance Center

  • Since it can schedule multiple runs at the same time and we can allocate those runs through [the] time window, we get a huge number of performance testing projects and even some projects for benchmarking their response times.
  • Server monitoring becomes easy having HP Site-scope data directly plugged into it so it provides very minimal effort for providing the analysis report and thus our performance team saves tremendous time when creating the analysis HTML report.
  • Its distributed nature will let you choose load generators that can be geographically located anywhere, thus traffic simulations from multiple locations make it possible to create a real production scenario that is more trusted by our various clients.
Mayank Thirani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BlazeMeter

General

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

Micro Focus Performance Center

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BlazeMeter
6.9
Micro Focus Performance Center
8.5

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