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  • "In terms of open-source adoption, it is completely free."
  • "We are using the free version, and if required, we can easily switch to the other version."
  • "When comparing the price with Load Runner, and if the cost is an issue then JMeter is a better choice"
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    Overview

    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.

    Test Asset reusability for performance monitoring
    Silk Performer can considerably speed up testing cycles by allowing you to reuse your existing functional tests. Use Silk Test® or Selenium for performance testing and synthetic monitoring purposes as well.

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    Silk Performer load testing enables your applications for 'battle readiness' that can withstand massive, global usage. Easily simulate any size peak-load and avoid costly investments in stress testing hardware and setup.

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    Monitor user experience with advanced diagnostics
    Detect, isolate, and resolve performance issues with effective end-to-end diagnostics. Design scripts to uncover errors from the user’s perspective and analyze results with easy to read visual reporting.

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    A leading web support for load and stress testing
    Validate performance of your most complex web applications and efficiently create comprehensive tests that reflect real world conditions and usage patterns.

    Comprehensive mobile performance testing
    Lower the cost and complexity of testing mobile web and mobile native applications at scale. Silk Performer provides a complete set of profiles for all popular mobile devices, application types, and connection speeds.

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    AOL, Orbitz, Innopath Software, PrepMe, Sapient, Corporate Express Australia, CSIRO, Ephibian, Talis, DATACOM, ALALOOP, eFusion, Panter, Sourcepole, University of Western Cape
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    Apache JMeter is ranked 1st in Load Testing Tools with 16 reviews while Silk Performer is ranked 16th in Load Testing Tools. Apache JMeter is rated 7.6, while Silk Performer is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Easy to learn, and free to use but could be more user-friendly". On the other hand, Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, ReadyAPI and Visual Studio Test Professional, whereas Silk Performer is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Tricentis NeoLoad, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud.

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