k6 vs. Spirent TestCenter

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
k6
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
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
Spirent TestCenter
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
The vendor describes Spirent TestCenter is an end-to-end testing solution that delivers performance with deterministic answers. They state service providers, NEMs and enterprises use it to test, measure and validate their networks and deploy services with confidence—from traditional performance testing to the rigorous analysis of Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Mobile Backhaul, and High Speed Ethernet.N/A
Pricing
k6Spirent TestCenter
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
k6Spirent TestCenter
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
k6Spirent TestCenter
Top Pros

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Features
k6Spirent TestCenter
Load Testing
Comparison of Load Testing features of Product A and Product B
k6
8.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Spirent TestCenter
-
Ratings
End to end performance management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Real time monitoring8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated anomaly detection8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
k6Spirent TestCenter
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
k6Spirent TestCenter
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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Spirent Communications
Spirent solution is well suited to qualify a Lan infrastructure bandwidth capacity or a device itself capacity such as a router or a firewall for example. But this solution in our case is also well suited to test a complex and numbered mpls environment. I would not recommend it to a small business as the solution is very expensive: châssis and card cost are expensive and the solution requires to be an advanced user in system, not only on network devices
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Pros
Grafana Labs
  • Load testing
  • Stress testing
  • Performance testing
  • Spike testing
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Spirent Communications
  • Bandwidth test
  • QoS and traffic type generation
  • Software platform availability
  • Technical Support
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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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Spirent Communications
  • QA
  • Various bugs to fix on software installation
  • Technical documentation
  • No Spirent classes available
  • Lack to fix major issues such as ntp for latency calculation
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Likelihood to Renew
Grafana Labs
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Spirent Communications
7 because they lack to improve some major bugs we have exchanged about with them
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Alternatives Considered
Grafana Labs
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Spirent Communications
I wasn't able to specifically test other big products but I did use other free products in the past such as iperf, but free softwares don't allow the same level of support ans ease to use than Spirent
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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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Spirent Communications
  • Allows to qualify a link or a project to validate end of this one
  • Allowed to detect various configuration issues that were fixed right after
  • Allow to use virtual machines for easy remote deploykents
  • Neharive: upgrade can depreciate products and newer products have sometimes better bandwidth capacity but less features
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