JMeter is the best open source load test application we've tried
May 15, 2014

JMeter is the best open source load test application we've tried

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with JMeter

We use JMeter to load test restful web services. It was a little tough to get the initial setup done, but once you are past that hump, it becomes much easier to use. We were able to use JMeter to diagnose a memory leak and prove to management that we had resolved the issue, and not just making a wild shoot in the dark. Now that we have all of our basic uploads setup and configured, it only take 10-15 minutes to set up for a new test. We haven't had as good of luck with using this to load test HTML webpages, but we are still working through those issues. Overall, we are pleased with JMeter.
  • Restful web service load tests - some what complex to setup, but easy to use once it is.
  • More real world examples to help with learning the product
  • Easier setup to load test HTML pages
  • Not particularly suited for Functional testing
  • Faster resolution of issue that only occur when the servers are under load
  • ROI is great as JMeter does not cost
It's awesome at a cost of $0
For a free product, it performs wonderfully with load testing, with a relatively lightweight application and easy re-use makes for a winning combo. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a load test application.

Using JMeter

5 - Quality Assurance Engineers, Programmers, and Systems Engineers
5 - QA Engineers are the ones that use JMeter the most, but support from a programmer (to provide what the servers need as parameters) and a Systems engineer (to monitor the servers and provide feedback on load tests)
  • Load test Restful web services
  • Load test SOAP requests
  • Load test HTML pages