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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

HP LoadRunner is well suited where we need to create a number of VUsers for testing application's performance. It's one of the best tools for application performance testing. It can integrate with most of CRM / ERP systems and thus provides wide applicability. The monitoring and analysis interface is user-friendly, thus providing the users with the application health and status quickly.However, it's not required for use if the application is not very complex or if the business enterprise is small / medium. Also, though the tool is efficient, additional cost apart from the license is required to purchase other modules and it is expensive if 24x7 support is required.
Suhas Kashyap RR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

JMeter
8.3
Micro Focus LoadRunner
7.0
End to end performance management
JMeter
8.8
Micro Focus LoadRunner
7.0
Integrated performance data
JMeter
8.8
Micro Focus LoadRunner
7.4
Deployment model flexibility
JMeter
8.7
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.8
Real time monitoring
JMeter
8.3
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.8
Automated anomaly detection
JMeter
7.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.8

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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

  • It can simulate multiple users at the same time and help understand the performance.
  • It can generate excellent reports and give insights into application performance.
  • It is a fast tool and does not take time to perform its functions.
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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

  • HP LoadRunner with new patches and releases sometimes makes no longer support older version of various protocols like Citrix, which makes the task time-consuming when using older versions of LoadRunner for some of the cases. So it should support older version as well while upgrading.
  • Configuring HP LoadRunner over the firewall involves lots of configuration and may be troublesome. So, there should be a script (power shell script for Windows or shell script for Linux users) to make it easy to use and with less pain.
  • I would like to see the RunTime Viewer of Vugen in HPLoadRunner based on the browser I selected in the run-time configuration to make it feel more realistic as a real user.
  • Licensing cost is very high when we need to perform a test on application for a specific group of users.
Mayank Thirani | 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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

Micro Focus LoadRunner 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Customer service is not that great. It's difficult to get hold of someone if an issue is supposed to be addressed on an urgent basis. No online chat service readily available.
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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

Most of the above tools are pretty popular in the industry. These are tools that are way cheaper compared to the industry giant LoadRunner. Yet these tools have their own limitations and drawbacks. In BlazeMeter the user load cannot be modified during the test run. JMeter and BlazeMeter supports only web, web services and citrix. SLA configuration is not available with NeoLoad.
Pradeepan Anthony | 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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

  • Better customer service through a better performing product.
  • It gives R&D the ability to reproduce and fix issues that the client may be experiencing due to performance degradation.
Peter Skintges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

JMeter

General

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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

JMeter
9.1
Micro Focus LoadRunner
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

JMeter
8.6
Micro Focus LoadRunner

Usability

JMeter
9.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner

Reliability and Availability

JMeter
1.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner

Performance

JMeter
8.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner

Support Rating

JMeter
9.5
Micro Focus LoadRunner
3.0

Online Training

JMeter
1.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner

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