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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

k6 (formerly Load Impact)

[k6 (formerly Load Impact)] is well suited to run performance automated suites and to run stress tests, spike tests and load tests[.] We can run tests from recorded [sessions] but we cannot run npm modules and we cannot run nod js libs[.]
Mahmoud Shaaban | 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

k6 (formerly Load Impact)
8.8
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.7
End to end performance management
k6 (formerly Load Impact)
8.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner
7.7
Integrated performance data
k6 (formerly Load Impact)
10.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner
7.7
Deployment model flexibility
k6 (formerly Load Impact)
10.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.1
Real time monitoring
k6 (formerly Load Impact)
8.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.1
Automated anomaly detection
k6 (formerly Load Impact)
8.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.1

Pros

k6 (formerly Load Impact)

  • Scripted load tests that can be run from CI/CD pipelines
  • Running locally or on cloud
  • Excellent docs
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | 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

k6 (formerly Load Impact)

  • I would like to see k6 run in browsers
  • I would like to be able to import npm modules
  • I would like to see k6 has a GUI
Mahmoud Shaaban | 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

Support Rating

k6 (formerly Load Impact)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Micro Focus LoadRunner

Micro Focus LoadRunner 3.0
Based on 2 answers
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

k6 (formerly Load Impact)

K6 is a very different kind of tool to the other load testing tools we tried. Most other tools like LoadComplete for example are more focused on creating tests from a user interface, recording tests for running later, etc. These are all very good and useful, but if your focus is running load tests on APIs only, K6 is a very good option. It's also open source and therefore can be used even if you don't have the budget for buying a pro version of a load testing solution
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus LoadRunner

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

k6 (formerly Load Impact)

  • K6 make its easy to engage Devs in testing
  • Extremely fast installation make it count for us
  • Not using all system resources is a great benefit
Mahmoud Shaaban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus LoadRunner

  • The scripts created with traditional web/http protocol are not robust thus re-scripting is required after most every code drop. Troubleshooting and fixing the issue takes more time therefore in most cases we do re-scripting to keep it simple and save time.
  • In ideal world you would rather spend more time doing testing than scripting in that case mostly you could use an Ajax TruClient protocol. This type of script will only fail when an object in the application is removed or changed completely. This way of scripting will save you more time and helps you maintain the scripts with less re-work effort on a release basis. On the long run you will have a better ROI when you use Ajax TruClient protocol for scripting.
Pradeepan Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

k6 (formerly Load Impact)

General

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

k6 (formerly Load Impact) Editions & Modules

Edition
Developer$591
Team$3391
Pro$1,1991
Custom & EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. per month (annual plan)
Additional Pricing Details

Micro Focus LoadRunner

General

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

Micro Focus LoadRunner Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

k6 (formerly Load Impact)
9.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner
8.0

Support Rating

k6 (formerly Load Impact)
Micro Focus LoadRunner
3.0

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