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"We find the solution stable and scalable.""We don't have a big team of people that can watch the dials and check that everything is okay. We're doing a lot of the monitoring of our website and our product at the side of the desk. We need a solution that does a lot for us, and that's what Eggplant does."

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"The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.""Paramterization and correlation are important features.""The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.""The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.""It has good protocol coverage.""What we like the most is that it integrates with UC."

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"I'd like to see the ability to integrate the user experience through device forms like AWS device forms or source labs."

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"The product is pretty heavy and should be more lightweight.""The solution is very costly. The cost is very high, especially considering a lot of other resources are available now and they are less expensive. For a small organization, it is very difficult to sustain the costs involved in having the solution or the related fees""We are going to continue to use the product in the future, I recommend this product. However, those who are looking for only REST-based on the API, I would recommend some other tool because of the cost. There are others available on the market.""Licensing costs could be reduced.""I would like to see better-licensing costs.""The product is not stable and reliable in the version we are currently using."

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  • "Eggplant came out as the most competitive in terms of commercials (terms and conditions) which was positive. When we did the initial negotiations, Eggplant started at a price but they were open to negotiations and we did negotiate a discount. That was really important to us because it showed a level of commitment to us."
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  • "It is competing with other products that may cost significantly less or may be available as open-source. Because of that it is relatively expensive."
  • "LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product."
  • "This is not a cheap product."
  • "There is a licensing cost that is expensive."
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    TestPlant eggPlant Performance
    Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
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    Overview
    eggPlant Performance provides sophisticated performance testing and load testing tools that can test the widest range of technology and can scale up to simulate any load you need, but are still easy-to-use. eggPlant Performance has been designed to cleanly manage the difficult stuff so you spend more of your time looking at what really matters – improving the user experience of your application. It ensures that your cloud and server based applications will continue to work, perform, and provide an excellent user experience with hundreds or thousands of simultaneous users. eggPlant Performance consists of three main components: Studio, Test Controller, and Analyzer. Studio is used to create the different components of a load test (including scripts, test data, test definitions, and monitoring targets). Test Controller is used subsequently to execute the tests and monitor them during runtime. Analyzer is then used to view completed test runs and their results, as well as generate a wide variety of charts and tables to analyze the data. eggPlant Performance supports a variety of virtual user types for different automation options, depending on the performance or load testing requirements and objectives. — Web HTPP/S: For protocol-level web scripting — Rich clients/UI-based: This includes Citrix VUs (for automating any desktop app published over Citrix), eggPlant Functional VUs (for integration with TestPlant’s functional UI testing tool), WinDriver VUs(for driving the interface of any Windows-based rich client application through a combination of object- and image-based approaches), Selenium VUs (for automating the user experience of browsers). — TCP/UDP: For recording network traffic

    LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Will Enable You To:

    • Drive quality across your enterprise.
    • Alleviate the challenges of managing many application types, testing tools, licenses, repositories, and systems while working toward unified results.

    With Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional You Can:

    • Increase organizational efficiency through standardization of tools and resources.
    • Balance your priorities and improve the results delivered by your testing team.
    • Increase testing productivity.
    • Improve collaboration across application teams.
    • Gain the ability to outsource some or all the tactical work of load testing.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Features:

    • Intuitive and Easy to Use: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is intuitive, versatile, and easy to use, which makes it easy for testers to quickly learn the basics and apply them to their testing tasks, while engineers who are more experienced can utilize all the features for the most complex of scenarios.
    • Comprehensive Enterprise Coverage: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional provides support for multiple protocols such as HTML, WebSocket, AJAX, RDP, Database, Remote Terminal Emulators, Citrix, Java, .NET, Oracle and SAP.
    • Scripting Technologies: Reduce scripting time by 50% or more via Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional’s TruClient protocol, and automatic correlation, and correlate both front end (user experience) and back end (load) issues.
    • Extensive and Flexible Test Scenarios: The LoadRunner solution provides several valuable features that let you validate, enhance, and modify your tests. It gives you the ability to integrate external measurements to assess the impact on every application component, extend tests with success-failure checks, and emulate peak loads. You can also apply load on the go and change parameters for better flexibility in order to yield the most representative testing possible.
    • Realistic Network Conditions: Network virtualization capabilities help accurately simulate realistic conditions for an accurate analysis of both throughput and user response time. Realistic network conditions are predicted using location-aware analytics, transaction analysis and optimization.
    • Accurate Workloads with Low Overhead: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional allows you to run high-scale tests with minimal hardware so that you can apply accurate workloads to any application.
    • Ongoing Testing Support: The Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional solution provides continuous testing support via built-in integrations across IDE, CI/CD, open source test automation, monitoring, and source code management tools.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Benefits:

    • Quickly deliver enterprise engineering capabilities and facilitate sharing of assets and collaboration.
    • Reduce complexity and increase utilization of infrastructure and human resources.
    • Get the big picture with cross-project reporting and individual project drill downs.
    • Increase collaboration and consistency with unified storage and access to all relevant assets.
    • Reduce costs with centralized management and built-in support of cloud-based load generation.
    • Analyze end-to-end performance, including topology, infrastructure-level, and advanced insights.
    • Incorporate application monitoring and user sentiment data to take a centralized approach to data collection and connect the dots.
    • Using powerful analytics and insights, gain visibility into the test status across the entire enterprise and performance trending information across multiple tests.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    "The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.” - Head, Testing Centre of Excellence at NIIT Technologies Limited

    "The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.” - Test Automation, DevOps & Performance Engineering at a financial services firm

    "The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.” - Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm

    "The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.” - Senior Architect at a computer software company

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    JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company38%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise86%
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    Eggplant Performance is ranked 9th in Performance Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews. Eggplant Performance is rated 8.6, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Eggplant Performance writes "We gave them our requirements and they built all the monitoring and alerts that we need, for both our website and product". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Very good controller and a market leader, but not cost effective for small business". Eggplant Performance is most compared with Appium, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus UFT One, Tricentis Tosca and Tricentis NeoLoad, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Tricentis NeoLoad, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Tricentis Flood. See our Eggplant Performance vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional report.

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