LoadRunner review
February 12, 2016

LoadRunner review

Peter Skintges | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with HP LoadRunner

HP LoadRunner is being used to performance test our enterprise solution during every major release of the product.
  • It is fast and easy to create scripts for performance testing using VuGen. The ability to handle dynamic data is much easier to deal with and viewing it through the VuGen is easier than using an open source tool.
  • Being able to create your scenario based on ramp up, think time, and other settings is a breeze within the controller.
  • The ability to interact more at the client presentation layer. They have introduced a new protocol to help for example to interact with the web browser, but it can't handle the latest technologies in web development.
  • Better customer service through a better performing product.
  • It gives R&D the ability to reproduce and fix issues that the client may be experiencing due to performance degradation.
It was faster to script in HP LoadRunner than in JMeter. The main issue is the expense involved in the cost of the virtual users in HP LoadRunner. In time, it may be more cost effective to switch to JMeter when the number of virtual users increases.
HP LoadRunner is well suited for testing web applications.

Micro Focus LoadRunner Feature Ratings

End to end performance management
Integrated performance data
Deployment model flexibility
Real time monitoring
Automated anomaly detection