k6 vs. OpenText LoadRunner Professional

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
k6
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Grafana Labs' k6 load testing tool (formerly known as Load Impact)is used to simplify and automate load and performance testing for agile software development teams. Through integration with other automation and Continuous Integration tools, k6 states they enable performance testing earlier in the development cycle.
$59
per month
LoadRunner Professional
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
A solution simplifies performance load testing for colocated teams. With project-based capabilities, so teams can quickly identify abnormal application behavior.N/A
Pricing
k6OpenText LoadRunner Professional
Editions & Modules
Developer
$59
per month (annual plan)
Team
$339
per month (annual plan)
Pro
$1,199
per month (annual plan)
Custom & Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
k6LoadRunner Professional
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
k6OpenText LoadRunner Professional
Load Testing
Comparison of Load Testing features of Product A and Product B
k6
8.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
OpenText LoadRunner Professional
8.4
6 Ratings
0% below category average
End to end performance management8.01 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Real time monitoring8.01 Ratings6.15 Ratings
Automated anomaly detection8.01 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Integrated performance data00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
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User Ratings
k6OpenText LoadRunner Professional
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
k6OpenText LoadRunner Professional
Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
[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[.]
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OpenText
Micro Focus LoadRunner and its suite of tools, specifically VuGen works wonderfully for us for all web, http/https and web service calls. We've been able to build tests for near any scenario we need with relative ease. As long as we have crafted up requirements for our scenarios / scripts to managed scope, we've had high success working with scripting and data driving. Our main tests are web service calls - typically chained together to form a full scenario with transactions measuring the journey or a similar (measure along the way) journey through a browser. For web services we will use VuGen and browser we've shifted to Tru Client I have had little-to-no experience scripting against a thick client where a ui-driven test would be required. I know its possible but quite costly due to the need to run the actual desktop client to drive tests. We've been fortunate enough to leverage http calls to represent client traffic.
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Pros
Grafana Labs
  • Load testing
  • Stress testing
  • Performance testing
  • Spike testing
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OpenText
  • 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.
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Cons
Grafana Labs
  • 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
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OpenText
  • 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.
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Support Rating
Grafana Labs
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OpenText
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Grafana Labs
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OpenText
HP performance center stacks up very well for front end applications. Need more improvements for API performance testing.
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Return on Investment
Grafana Labs
  • 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
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OpenText
  • 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.
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