"User-friendly and open source."
"It is open source as well as relatively extendable. It allows us to extend and add additional functionality and features. Its deployment is also very easy."
"The scripting ability is most valuable. It is easy to use. There is a UI, and you can go in there and figure those things out. After you've got a good set of tests, you basically have a scripted document that you can grab and execute in a pipeline. It is pretty quick to set up, and you can scale it and version control it."
"The recording and playback functionality is helpful."
"When there's a high number of TPS I can achieve more transactions per seconds given the hyper-limitations."
"Very user-friendly and easy to use."
"JMeter is easy to use for a user who doesn't have too much knowledge of programming or certain languages."
"The features that I appreciate are quite basic. It is easy to ramp up the threads and start calling the application. A lot of connectors can already be found within Apache JMeter, but we are not using the entire set because the integration between the customers and platform is based on HTTP. We are just going to produce lots of HTTP sequences."
"One of the most valuable features of this solution is recording and replaying, and the fact that there are multiple options available to do this."
"The solution is a very user-friendly tool, especially when you compare it to a competitor like BlazeMeter."
"We have a centralized delivery team and we are able to meet enterprise requirements, which include different types of protocols that are involved, including scripting. The technology supports that and enables us to have a wider range of testing. Enterprise-level testing is something that we are satisfied with."
"I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting."
"The most valuable part of the product is the way you can scale the basic testing easily."
"This is a product that has a lot of capabilities and is the most mature tool of its kind in the market."
"Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Is very user-friendly."
"Automation is difficult in JMeter."
"The installation needs some work. It could be simplified."
"JMeter output reports can be difficult to understand without training."
"Because so much is being done these days with authentication processes, a better system for either getting bearer tokens or some kind of token-based authentication prior to executing APIs would benefit the product. It is there, and you can do things. It is just not real clean at this point. There should be a better authentication process for JMeter or some automation or better guidelines for gaining and utilizing tokens on the fly."
"I sometimes found the documentation to be not as explanatory as I would've liked it. In the cases that I can think of, I was looking for a rather hand-holding approach with Step A, B, and C, but then I realized that with a product that is open source like this, you can't do handholding. That is because there are so many different uses and different unique environments and setups for it, but I remember thinking a few times that if they only just said this."
"Currently, the integration pipeline is implemented by using Jenkins or a similar tool platform. These are continuous integration tools. As far as I know, integration is done by using custom scripts. It would be good if the integration with a continuous integration pipeline, like Jenkins or Hudson, can be done out of the box without using a script."
"It's not easy to get the data from one place or to do customizations."
"It should start supporting the presentation layer. It currently provides performance testing specifically at the application and API level. It can be extended to the presentation layer, which includes mainly Angular and React frameworks. It should also be easy to use and easy to train people."
"It would be good if we could look forward at the future technology needs we have. I would like to see Micro Focus provide more customer awareness around how LoadRunner can fulfill requirements with Big Data use cases, for example, where you do performance testing at the scale of data lakes... when it comes to technologies our company has yet to adopt, I would like to see an indication from Micro Focus of how one does performance testing and what kinds of challenges can we foresee. Those kinds of studies would really help us."
"Micro Focus needs to improve in terms of support. With the same support plan but when the product was owned by HP, support was more responsive and better coordinated."
"The TruClient protocol works well but it takes a lot of memory to run those tests, which is something that can be improved."
"The reporting has room for improvement."
"Third-party product integrations could be a little more slickly handled."
"It's not that popular on the cloud."
"The solution is a very expensive tool when compared with other tools."
Apache JMeter may be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources, Web dynamic applications. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server, group of servers, network or object to test its strength or to analyze overall performance under different load types.
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Apache JMeter is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 17 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is ranked 3rd in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 7.6, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Easy to learn, and free to use but could be more user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise writes "Full geographical coverage, integrates well with monitoring tools, granular project inspection capabilities". Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, ReadyAPI and Silk Test, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Silk Performer, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and BlazeMeter. See our Apache JMeter vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise report.
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