You need to try JMeter! I have and I don't regret it.
November 09, 2015

You need to try JMeter! I have and I don't regret it.

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

Overall Satisfaction with JMeter

We use JMeter in our company to test load and performance of our web sites. Our scripts leverage the flexibility and ease of use of JMeter to test the different pages of our websites and generate dynamic content requests. We hired the services of BlazeMeter to leverage their infrastructure to run the test in different regions and different concurrent user configurations to our different regional pages.
  • Easy to use and parameterize.
  • Can be executed from command line, so it can be easily plugged in with continuous integration tools like Jenkins.
  • The script is contained in an xml file, so it's portable.
  • It's free.
  • UI is not very robust.
  • Poor graphics and reports.
  • Not very intuitive grouping of the tools, steps and plugins. Some are difficult to find, especially the first time you use it.
  • Positive: thanks to JMeter we were able to assess the performance of our website and understand its deficiencies, and this gave us a baseline to be able to measure performance improvements and get to the standards set by our company.
  • After the scripts were automated with JMeter the speed to measure performance increased, which in turn, increased our speed to market.
We found BlazeMeter's service to fit great with our JMeter scripts, since they execute our JMeter scripts and provide excellent reporting tools and graphs, besides multi region and infrastructure to support different configurations of multiple concurrent users. I have used HP LoadRunner in the past, and even tough it's much more user friendly, the cost of it and its performance made me choose JMeter as a much more flexible, robust and cost effective tool.
JMeter requires knowledge of web pages, urls, scripting, and medium level to experienced QA people. It works great for read only websites, that is, websites that don't require forms be be filled in or secure logins. Working with forms and security can be done, but it's not that straight forward. I wouldn't recommend this tool for junior or unexperienced people, or for someone that will need a step by step guide or wizard.

JMeter Feature Ratings

End to end performance management
Not Rated
Integrated performance data
Not Rated
Deployment model flexibility
Not Rated
Real time monitoring
Automated anomaly detection
Not Rated