Eggplant, from Keysight vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Eggplant, from Keysight
Score 8.5 out of 10
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The Eggplant Test Automation Suite, now from Keysight since the June 2020 acquisition, provides user-centric performance and load testing designed as simple to use, and able to simulate virtual users at both the application UI and the network protocol levels so the user gains a true understanding of the UX impact at scale.N/A
Micro Focus LoadRunner
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Micro Focus LoadRunner (formerly HP LoadRunner) is a load and performance testing tool acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Load Testing
Comparison of Load Testing features of Product A and Product B
Eggplant, from Keysight
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Ratings
Micro Focus LoadRunner
8.4
6 Ratings
1% below category average
End to end performance management00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Integrated performance data00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Real time monitoring00 Ratings6.15 Ratings
Automated anomaly detection00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Eggplant, from KeysightMicro Focus LoadRunner
Likelihood to Recommend
Keysight Technologies
I would definitely recommend [Eggplant Performance] as an automation and testing software. Outside of these capabilities there are other tools that are better.
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Micro Focus
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
Keysight Technologies
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Micro Focus
  • 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
Keysight Technologies
  • Installing and setting up initially could be easier
  • Reporting tool can be improved
  • Fails at times
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Micro Focus
  • 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
Keysight Technologies
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Micro Focus
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
Keysight Technologies
I have not used another tool exactly like this because Eggplant is awesome and we do not need another.
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Micro Focus
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
Keysight Technologies
  • Very easy
  • Customer support very helpful
  • Saves us a lot of time
  • Helps us put out better products
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Micro Focus
  • 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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