BlazeMeter is great if you need results now and have no idea what you are doing
April 30, 2016

BlazeMeter is great if you need results now and have no idea what you are doing

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Basic,Pro,Pro Plus,Hi Volume,Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with BlazeMeter

We user Blazemeter to load and stress test several online radio streaming websites managed by my company. As far as I know it was being used by my department only at the time.
  • Blazemeter has very intuitive and uncluttered UI. It is very easy for a beginner to figure out and get started.
  • Blazemeter allows several methods of creating performance tests - using several popular open source applications. Therefore most often there is no need to learn to use a new tool or language.
  • Blazemeter reporting is very basic and shallow. There is no way to drill down or correlate. I can get better reports by using JMeter for free.
  • Blazemeter is very costly. Testing with volumes of more than 1K cu is expensive, and can be done for much cheaper if a company/team is willing to invest a bit of time to figure out how to use cloud instances and JMeter slaves, and to write a basic script to collect resulting xml output.
  • Running a performance test to determine how much load our site could sustain gave us some needed insight.
Personally, I prefer using JMeter + Redline13, however we had some business folks that wanted to be able to run a few of their own tests. The non-technical individuals preferred to use Blazemeter because of its simple and intuitive UI.
Performance testing is a complex concept to grasp and Blazemeter is easy to get started with. So if a completely non-technical beginner needed immediate results and cost was not an issue, I would recommend Blazemeter as a temporary, short term solution. However, if the individuals intention is to execute performance testing regularly, I would strongly encourage them to consider other means. For example Redline13 + JMeter.